After 17 years as a health promotion consultant in public health, I shifted to consulting work in 2001. I work as a facilitator of planning and evaluation, as a researcher, and as a trainer with voluntary, government and public sector organizations. My contract experience mainly involves issues affecting low income, immigrant and refugee, and urban Aboriginal communities.
The contracts span a wide range of issues, including early childhood development, street-involved youth, prenatal support, child welfare, injection drug use, sexually transmitted infection, street outreach, supportive housing, elder abuse and caregiver support.
MHSc, University of Toronto, 1985
BA/BSW, McMaster University, 1979
In this course, learners focus on people taking collective action to influence change. Comprehensive strategies for promoting health are examined and analyzed by example, framed by empowerment education, creating supportive environments, strengthening community action and advocating for healthy policies. Learners explore questions and challenges in applying health promotion principles, concepts and theories to practice at the community level. The value of democratic approaches to decision-making is an underlying premise for this course. Pre or corequisite: SPH 501. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both HPS 510 and SPH 510. Credit will be granted for only one of SPH 510 or NURS 531. May contain alternate delivery sections; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.Winter Term 2022