Exciting Employment Opportunities at Middlesex-London Health Unit!

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on community health? Middlesex-London Health Unit is currently seeking dedicated individuals to join their team and contribute to improving the well-being of the community. This blog post presents two exciting employment opportunities at Middlesex-London Health Unit: Health Promotion Specialist, Indigenous Health, and Health Promotion Specialist. Read on to discover more about these positions and how you can become a part of this dynamic organization.

  1. Health Promotion Specialist, Indigenous Health (1 Permanent Full-Time)
  2. Health Promotion Specialist (1 Permanent Full-Time)

How to Apply:

To apply for these exciting opportunities, please visit the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s website and submit your application, including your resume and cover letter, highlighting your relevant experience and qualifications.

The deadline for applications is May 23, 2023

Please refer to the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s official website for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the job opportunities mentioned.

(Re)connecting to Make London a TVIC Community: A CRHESI Networking Event

In Fall 2017, CRHESI hosted an event to bring people together to discuss making London a “Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care (TVIC) Community.” The idea was to spark interest in equity-promoting, trauma- and violence-informed approaches to service across organizations and sectors in London and area. Since then, many have taken up the challenge, and incredible work has been done. In partnership with the London InterCommunity Health Centre, we’re reconvening the group of TVIC implementors and champions – and inviting the broader community – to talk about their work, including the successes and challenges they’ve experienced and the adaptations they’ve made to adjust to a global pandemic. Come hear about this completed and ongoing work, and share your thoughts for our next steps. We’ll also provide a pre-order link to our new book “Implementing Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care: A Handbook” which documents much of this work, providing tools and guidance to those starting on their TVIC journey. Register soon because space is limited. 

Park at the Factory entrance (closest to Kellogg Lane and Florence Street) head up the large staircase and into the Factory. Make your way to the elevator, located by Mystery Escape Rooms (MER) and head down to the ground floor. The set of doors straight ahead off the elevator is the room (Corporate Meeting Room).

Please contact CRHESI coordinators (crhesi@uwo.ca) if you have questions or need more inforamtion.

We look forward to a great discussion!

Study Participants Wanted – Black Health Education Collaborative (BHEC) Research Study: Community Stories

The Black People’s Experiences with Anti-Black Racism in the Canadian Healthcare System research is focused on collecting community stories of African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) people’s experiences in the Canadian healthcare system, the impact it has had on them and their overall health.  

The stories and participation will provide a deeper understanding of anti-Black racism and the challenges faced by ACB in accessing healthcare in Canada but also strategies of resistance and wellness. 

This research is being conducted by Professor. Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh and has been reviewed and approved by the University of Toronto Research Ethics Board.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older 
  • Must speak and understand English 
  • Must self-identify as Black 
  • Must have accessed health services in Canada 
  • Must reside in the provinces of Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and Ontario 
  • Must be able to participate in an in-person, videotaped interview (30-60 minutes) if selected 

Participation entails: 

  • A 30 – 60 minute video interview where the participant will be asked about their experience with the Canadian healthcare system 
  • All participants will receive a $50 gift card 

The recruitment poster for this research study is attached. To learn more about BHEC, please visit our website www.bhec.ca 

If you would like to participate in the Black People’s Experiences with Anti-Black Racism in the Canadian Healthcare System research study or have any questions, please email research@bhec.ca   

Western Heads East Program at Western International – Applications opened: Internship opportunities in East Africa

Applications for internships with the Western Heads East program are now open! This is a great opportunity to gain internship experience while assisting with social enterprise and health sustainability initiatives in Africa. Check out the impact of the program over the past 20th years in this Western News article!

Most internships take place in the Summer of 2023, but it is possible to apply for an internship at any time of the year. With a 90-day commitment, interns can expect to: 

  • Practice sustainable business and social enterprise skills 
  • Collaborate on community kitchens and women empowerment projects 
  • Promote awareness to Western University’s community about health sustainability in East Africa 
  • Rise engagement on social media and in local communities

How to Apply? 

Students that will have completed their second year of studies and that are at least 18 years old by the time of internship placement are welcome to apply. This program is also open to graduate students. 

Check out all the opportunities available on Become an Intern website.   

Interested students are encouraged to visit the Western Heads East website or check out the Instagram page to learn more about the internship and the WHE mission and interns’ experience. Students are encouraged to contact the program coordinator Maria Rodriguez (mrodri89@uwo.ca) for further information.