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Don't Miss Out! Upcoming Healthy Public Policy Events in AB
Cannabis and Public Health Webinar Series
In partnership with the Alberta Urban Municipality Association and Rural Municipalities of Alberta, the APCCP is pleased to host a series of educational webinars on cannabis and public health.

These webinars will provide information and recommendations to help municipalities make cannabis policy decisions that promote and protect the wellbeing of their citizens. Given the health and social impacts of cannabis, collaborative and comprehensive regulation at the municipal level is a key strategy to reduce potential harms.

Webinar I - Regulating Public Consumption
Friday, May 25, 1:30-3:00 p.m
Cannabis legalization has the potential to renormalize smoking and to reverse or impair important gains that have been made in creating smoke-free public spaces. This webinar will review municipal options to regulate the public consumption of cannabis, with a focus on preventing the renormalization of public smoking. The webinar will describe a broad approach to limiting smoking and vaping in public places, reducing youth exposure, simplifying enforcement, and increasing voluntary compliance. Leadership from Alberta municipalities will be profiled.

To register, click here

Webinar II - Developing Bylaws for Land-Use and Business Licensing
Wednesday, June 6th, 1:30-3:00 pm 
This webinar will provide recommendations for land use/zoning and business licensing bylaw development. Topics will include separation distances, density, numbers of stores, co-location, hours of operation, advertising and signage, business license application processes, and good neighbor agreements. Experts from public health will provide key background information and examples from Alberta municipalities that show promising practices in cannabis bylaw development.

To register, click here
Canada’s Food Guide: A Healthier Canada Through Effective Nutrition Policy

As the new Canada Food Guide rolls out, the O’Brien Institute for Public Health and the Libin Cardiovascular Institute are hosting a  public conference in Calgary.

Event Details: 
June 18th and 19th, 2018
University of Calgary Downtown Campus, 906 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

Canada’s Food Guide: A healthier Canada through effective nutrition policy will mark the anticipated release of the updated guide. Although how habit, portions or varieties of food affect the person will be discussed, the conference will also aim to persuade consumers, health professionals, and policy makers to think about nutrition – and associated health crises – differently. We aim to see these challenges not solely as a problem with the individual – the belief that diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, etc., are all shortcomings of the person – but with the socio-economic systems we’ve built. The intent is also to share ideas, foster collaboration, and build networks that will identify knowledge and design longitudinal strategies with which to address these crises from a societal and policy point of view.

To learn more and to register, click here

ABOUT US: The APCCP is composed of 17 member organizations representing a broad range of practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, and community organizations who work to coordinate efforts, generate evidence, and advocate for policy change to reduce chronic diseases in Alberta. To see who our members are click here.
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