IHPME Seminar Series 2014-15: Child Health and Social Policy – October 15, 2014

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Coming October 2014. Co-hosted between IHPME, Department of Paediatrics (DoP), University of Toronto, and the SickKids Research Institute (RI). Wednesdays at 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

October 15, 2014 at Room 208, 2nd Floor, Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 3M6. 

Discussion: The Healthy Child Manitoba Strategy: Using an Evidence-based Approach to Horizontal Policy and Integrated Service Delivery in Manitoba

Featured Speaker:

Ms. Leanne Boyd, MSW, RSW
Director, Policy Development, Research and Evaluation
Healthy Child Manitoba Office (HCMO)

Room 208 (2nd floor)
Health Sciences Building
University of Toronto
155 College Street
Toronto, ON M5T 3M6

Facilitator: Fiona Miller, IHPME

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Leanne Boyd Bio

Leanne Boyd is the Director of Policy Development, Research and Evaluation at the Healthy Child Manitoba Office (HCMO), the staff and secretariat of the Government of Manitoba’s Healthy Child Committee of Cabinet (HCCC), the only legislated Cabinet committee in Canada dedicated to the well-being of children and youth (prenatal to age 18 years). HCCC comprises the Ministers of Aboriginal and Northern Affairs; Culture, Heritage and Tourism; Education; Family Services and Consumer Affairs; Health; Healthy Living, Youth and Seniors; Housing and Community Development, Justice; and Labour and Immigration/Status of Women. Under the Healthy Child Manitoba Act (2007), HCMO is mandated to work across departments and sectors through integrated research, policy, practice, and evaluation to facilitate best possible outcomes for children, youth, family, and community.

Leanne represents Manitoba on several Federal, Provincial, Territorial (F/P/T) and national committees including: F/P/T Early Childhood Development (ECD) Working Group, now known as F/P/T Working Group on Social Development Research and Information (SDRI) and co-chairs its Committee on ECD Knowledge, Information, and Effective Practices; Directing Committee, Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development; the Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Childhood Development; National Monitoring Committee; Canadian Institute for Child Health National Advisory Group; Mental Health Commission of Canada / Evergreen Child and Youth National Framework Committee; Federal/Provincial/Territorial Sub Committee on the OECD Network on ECEC; as well as chairing many provincial cross-departmental committees.

Leanne has a BSW and MSW degrees from the University of Manitoba and an Advanced Community Child and Adolescent Psychiatry internship. Leanne has worked with the Province of Manitoba, for the last 35 years, as a policy analyst, therapist, instructor and director, focusing on improving the mental health of children, youth, families and communities.

For more information on the Healthy Child Committee of Cabinet and Healthy Child Manitoba please see


 IHPME Health Sciences Building Dates & Rooms:

  • October 15th, 2014; Room 208, 2nd Floor
  • November 19th, 2014; Room 106, 1st Floor
  • March 25th, 2015; Room 618, 6th Floor
  • *May 6, 2015; Auditorium 610, 6th Floor
    *IHPME Research Day – Keynote speaker Dr. Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, President and CEO, AcademyHealth, Washington, D.C., from 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Wine & Cheese Reception to follow.

All Seminar Locations & Full Schedule

Please note these seminars may be applied towards CME credits. If applicable, please sign the attendance sheet at the end of the seminar.

IHPME, Dept. of Paediatrics, SickKids

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