Don't Miss....
Framing the Core: Health Inequalities and Poverty in Saskatoon's Low-income Neighbourhoods
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Exemplary Partnerships for Low-threshold Services: The PHS Community Services Society and Vancouver Coastal Health
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Annotated Bibliography: Not-for-profit-Organizations
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The Canadian CED Network. A national organization supporting community economic development.
Vibrant communities. Linking communities across Canada to reduce poverty.

COCo - Centre for Community Organizations. A resource centre for Québec's community sector.

Réseau québécois de villes et villages en santé [Quebec network of healthy cities and towns.] A Québec movement that seeks to promote and support sustainable development of healthy living environments. In French only.

Le Réseau d'aide aux personnes seules et itinérantes de Montréal [a Montréal network to help homeless persons which also focuses on social and economic exclusion more broadly.] In French only.

Articles and books
Lasker, R.D. and E.S. Weiss (2003). Creating partnership synergy : the critical role of community stakeholders. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 26 ( 1), 119-39. Abstract available on the PubMed site.

Salamon, L. M. (ed). (2002). The State of Nonprofit America. USA : Brookings Institution Press. Read a summary on the site of Brookings Institution Press.

Val Morrison


The Methods Used by Non-Profit Organizations to Influence Public Policy and the Implications for Public Health Actors - Summer Institute 2009
The NCCHPP presented a workshop on the policy-influencing practices of not-for-profits during the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health 2009 Summer Institute.
Published in July, 2009.  Description.
The implications of including "non-traditional" public health actors in the process of developing healthy public policy is one area addressed in the NCCHPP's work. We have specifically focused on the role played by non-profit organizations (NPOs) in public policy processes.

During this session, the NCCHPP's Val Morrison and François Gagnon presented work regarding the methods used by five Canadian non-profit organizations to influence public policy. 

Click below to download the presentations:
Intersectoral Activity and Not-for-Profit Organizations
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Putting public health on the agenda: the use of health knowledge by one not-for-profit organization
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 Not-for-profits' uses of health knowledges in influencing public policy
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The 2009 Summer Institute, held at Château Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, offered knowledge and tools for public health practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and community-based practitioners.

The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.