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“It’s 2015” and Other Reasons for Gender Transformative Health Promotion Programming for Girls


When: Wednesday, December 9th  at 1 PM (EST) Language: English 

About the webinar: Girls and young women across Canada face unique challenges in matters of health and health promotion. So how can we improve health promotion for girls? What is men's and boys’ influence on girls and women's health? This webinar will introduce girl programmers and community workers to an innovative approach to creating health promotion activities and programs for girls while working towards gender equity.

About the presenter: Nancy Poole is the Director of the BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health in Vancouver and is known for her collaborative work on research and knowledge translation initiatives with governments and organizations on local, provincial/territorial, national and international levels. She is involved in research teams and knowledge exchange projects on a range of girls’ and women’s health issues; and has co-edited four books: Highs and Lows: Canadian Perspectives on Women and Substance Use (2007), Becoming Trauma Informed (2012), Making it Better: Gender Transformative Health Promotion (2014) and Transforming Addiction: Gender, Trauma and Transdisciplinarity (2015). Nancy is also known for leadership in piloting online participatory methods for knowledge generation and exchange on women’s health, including virtual networks and communities of inquiry. BCCEWH has collaborated with Girls Action Foundation on girls’ health promotion issues for several years, and Nancy is keen to continue to bring BCCEWH’s research-to-action expertise to the current project.


We would like to thank the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Lise Watier Foundation for their generous funding. 


Event date: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 01:00 to 02:00