2013 – According to a recent study by CAMH, alcohol is now the third leading contributor to the global
burden of disease and Canadians drink more than 50 per cent above the global average.
To address these concerning trends, CAMH, in collaboration with Public Health Ontario,
presents the 10th Annual Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity Forum
on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. This year’s focus is:
“Alcohol Policy in Communities across Ontario: Reflection, Evaluation and
Alcohol use poses
significant health risks including injury, various forms of cancer, liver
damage and addiction. With topics ranging from a journalist’s view of alcohol
policy to reducing alcohol related harm in university and college towns, this
forum will focus on different approaches to address alcohol use in order to
create stronger alcohol policy in Ontario.
Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health at Simcoe
Muskoka District Health Unit,
Dr. Arlene King, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of
Health, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Andrew Murie, Chief Executive Officer at
MAAD Canada will participate in a panel discussion to examine how best to move
towards the implementation of a provincial alcohol strategy.
Janet McAllister, Health Promotion and Prevention Lead
at CAMH and Ashley Wettlaufer, Research
Coordinator at CAMH will present the findings of a CAMH report focusing on
evidence-based alcohol policies in Ontario.
Lisa Jacobs, Alcohol Prevention Coordinator at
Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and Matthew Rios, President of Acadia Student Union, will
present findings from a report on reducing alcohol related harm on college
Kate Humphrys, Health Promotion Coordinator at Queens University,
will discuss successful health promotion initiatives on college campuses.
Ann Dowsett Johnston, an award-winning author and
journalist with expertise in alcohol policy issues will present her views on
Orest Katolyk , Manager of Licensing and Municipal Law
Enforcement at the City of London will discuss alcohol related
by-laws passed by the City of London.
WHAT: 10th Annual
Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity Forum, “Alcohol Policy across Ontario:
Reflection, Evaluation and Integration”
Tuesday April 2, 2013
9:15am – 4:15 pm
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
About the Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health
The Centre for Addiction and Mental
Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching
hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in its
field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy
development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected
by mental health and addiction issues. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto,
and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization
Collaborating Centre. For more information, please visit www.camh.ca.
About Public Health Ontario
Public Health Ontario is
a Crown corporation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all
Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. Public Health Ontario links
public health practitioners, front-line health workers and researchers to the
best scientific intelligence and knowledge from around the world. For more
information, please visit www.oahpp.ca
Media contact: Michael
Torres; (416) 595-6015; firstname.lastname@example.org.