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Update October 30: the contest is now closed.


Do you have 30 seconds? During Infection Control Week, October 21-25, we’re reminding healthcare workers that the easiest way to prevent the spread of infections is to wash your hands.

Clean hands and a clean environment are the best ways to stop the transmission of infection (including flu) in healthcare settings.

Give us your best infection prevention tip and you’ll be entered into a draw to win one of two $25 gift cards!

Long-term care and retirement home workers

Childcare workers

Everyone can help stop the spread of germs to keep others healthy

  • Get your free flu shot
  • Sneeze into your sleeve
  • Stay home when you’re sick
  • Wash your hands
  • Don’t touch your face


Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges – and strengths – of people living in poverty. This one-day workshop will help you partner with individuals to create opportunities for success.

You will:

  • Examine the impact of poverty on families
  • Explore the hidden rules of economic class
  • Identify ways to improve relationships
  • Develop new tools to better address individuals’ needs

These workshops will be delivered by Certified Bridges Trainer Elaine Weir. The cost is $40.


  • November 7, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • New Hope Community Church, 690 Riddell Rd., Orangeville [map]
  • To register, contact Juli Griffin at 519-941-6991 ext. 2404 or


  • October 16, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Lion’s Club Den Building, 210 Main St. E, Palmerston [map]
  • To register, contact Elaine Weir at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4606.

Supported by the Circles initiative of Guelph-Wellington.

If your child’s shots aren’t up-to-date (or you haven’t reported the shots to us), your child could be suspended from school.  Image of the immunization postcard sent to homes in the fall of 2013

You can report immunizations your child has received in four ways:

If you have questions about the postcard or your child’s immunization status, call a 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4746

Support and encouragement help new moms succeed in breastfeeding. During World Breastfeeding Week, October 1-7, we’re celebrating that Two women breastfeeding in a parksupport. Read stories from women who found the support they needed to reach their personal breastfeeding goals.

Did you receive breastfeeding support?

If so, tell us who provided that support and how. You could win one of three $50 gift cards. Your story could be featured on our website (but only if you want it to).

To enter, submit your story using our online form

Find breastfeeding support in your area