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CDPAC/PHAC Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Webinar Series Webinar 1: Obesity in Canada


Original Date: October 12th 2011


Topics Discussed:


Click below for more information including youtube video presentations for each webinar sub-topic...

Obesity in Canada, the joint CIHI-PHAC report

Speaker: Jean Harvey

(Presentation, see the full CIHI-PHAC report)


Curbing Childhood Obesity: A Federal, Provincial and Territorial Framework for Action to Promote Healthy Weights

Speaker: Dr. Trevor Hancock

(Presentation, see the full report)


Healthy Buddies© peer-led health promotion program for the prevention of obesity in elementary school children

Speaker: Dr. Jean-Pierre Chanoine

(Presentation, Website)


Click below for a Podcast of the full webinar, complete presentation slides, and additional resources:

Webinar #1 Podcast

Complete presentation slides

A list of additional resources mentioned during the webinar, and answers to questions that weren't able to be answered during the discussion period are listed here.


Expert Presenters:

Jean Harvey, MHSc

Director, Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI)

Canadian Institute of Health Information


Dr. Trevor Hancock, MB, BS, MHSc

Professor and Senior Scholar

School of Public Health and Social Policy

University of Victoria


Dr. Jean-Pierre Chanoine, MD, PhD

Clinical Professor and Head

Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit

British Columbia Children's Hospital


Hosted by:

The Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Canadian Best Practices Initiative in partnership with CHNET-Works! – University of Ottawa