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Peer Sharing Session - Paving the Way: Defining the problem for policy development Download as iCal file
Thursday 21 April 2016, 13:00 - 14:00

Have you ever had to implement a policy when you’re not sure what problem it is meant to solve? Do you struggle to develop a collective understanding of community problems in which policy development may be a solution? At 1 p.m. on April 21, 2016 join HC Link’s Andrea Bodkin and advisor-on-tap Kim Bergeron from Health Promotion Capacity Building Services at Public Health Ontario in a peer-sharing session on the first step in the policy development process: defining the problem. The importance of this step is to assess if the problem can be addressed by developing a healthy public policy. During the peer sharing session, you’ll hear from others working on healthy public policy initiatives across Ontario. You will also have the opportunity to share your own experiences, ask questions, and participate in the discussion.

The peer sharing session will be held via webinar and audio (teleconference or VOIP).

Registration is limited to maximum 20 participants to ensure that everyone has the chance to participate in the discussion!

Register here:    (Registration closes April 19th)



AndreaBpicAndrea Bodkin, HC Link Coordinator, HC Link
Andrea has been with HC Link since its inception in 2009. She has an extensive background in physical activity and health promotion and has worked in local recreation centres and public health units as well as provincial NGOs and agencies. Her areas of expertise include strategic and program planning, policy development, meeting planning and facilitation. Andrea is passionate about community participation and partnership engagement. She has also done considerable work in the areas of healthy schools, health equity and Francophone engagement. Andrea is an active blogger on HC Link’s website and is known for her active icebreakers and her humourous facilitation style.



kimbKim Bergeron, Health promotion consultant, Health Promotion Capacity Building Services, Public Health Ontario
Kim provides training and support services to Ontario’s public health and health care stakeholders with a special focus on policy and by-law development. She works with clients to provide an overview of policy and by-laws, and develops strategies for ensuring collaborative efforts to create healthy communities. Kim has worked alongside the Ontario public health system to facilitate multidisciplinary partnerships to create healthy, sustainable communities for over twenty years. Kim has provided consulting services to a number of provincial government programs working towards policy change, program development and improving standards of practice.