Community Scholarships for Community-Campus Partnerships for Health conference

Posted by on December 15, 2006

We hope you’re already planning to join us for the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE, “Mobilizing Partnerships for Social Change” April 11-14, 2007, in Toronto, ON, Canada!

Scholarship funding is available for community-based conference participants from the U.S. and Canada to help defray the cost of registration fees, hotel accommodation, and/or transportation. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 16, 2007 (for community-based participants in the US and Canada) and Monday January 29, 2007 (for community-based individuals, including students, from Ontario, Canada who are addressing HIV in the context of social determinants of health). For details, visit

More about the conference…

How do we combine the knowledge and wisdom in communities and in academic institutions to solve the major health, social and economic challenges facing our society? How do we ensure that community-driven social change is central to service-learning and community-based participatory research?

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is convening our 10th anniversary conference, April 11-14, 2007 in Toronto, to nurture a growing network of community-campus partnerships that are striving to achieve the systems and policy changes needed to address the root causes of health, social and economic inequalities. The conference seeks to build knowledge skills and actions for achieving healthy and just societies.

We’re delighted to have confirmed two Aboriginal social justice leaders from Canada as opening plenary speakers: Sylvia Maracle, Executive Director, Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres and Jeff Reading, Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health. Learn more about them at

Conference workshops and community site visits will address these sub-themes:
*Understanding and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
*From Grassroots Movements to Policy Change
*Communities as Centers of Learning, Discovery and Engagement
*Developing the Science of Community-Based or Practice-Based Evidence

This CCPH conference in particular is notable for a number of reasons:

*It celebrates our 10th anniversary, allowing us to reflect on our history and evolution and engage stakeholders in determining our future directions.

*It is our first conference held in Canada, presenting unprecedented opportunities to learn from Canadian experiences with community-campus partnerships and the social determinants of health, and to explore synergies across North America and beyond.

*It takes place in one of the most diverse cities in the world, enabling us to explore critical issues of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, wealth and culture.

*It represents an important product of our partnership with the Wellesley Institute (, the Toronto-based organization that advances the social determinants of health through rigorous community-based research, reciprocal capacity building, and the informing of public policy.

We hope you can join us in April in Toronto!

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