Please help with silent auction and event promotion outreach

Over 600 individuals and corporations helped us last year. It was a boom year however and the economic climate has definately chilled. So far we have had some great responses for silent auction requests however we can use more. So if you can provide any item or service, or you know someone else who can, we would love to hear from you!

Favorite items include signed sports memorabilia, restaurant vouchers, tickets to cultural events or locations, health and beauty services, toys and games. The sky is the limit and no item is too small.

We are also looking for food sponsors. If you have a favorite easy to eat on your feet food or a relationship with a chef, distributor or shop we would love them to know about our event!

You can reach us at (replace the AT with @) and we will be happy to followup with the person or company directly.

All contributors will be listed on our day of event promotion and the website.

Thanks very much for your consideration!

Calling all performers and event specialists!

We are firming up the entertainment lineup for our October 18, 2009 fundraiser for Sickkids and wish to hear from any skilled kid's performers.




Please email us at: (replace AT with @)

We offer honorariums up to $125 per person.

The event will be 10am to 3pm at the beautiful new Wychwood Artscape Barns on Christie just south of St Clair.

If you know someone special, please pass on this post for us. Thanks!

CHD Education Day for Families

The first Labatt Family Heart Centre family day will be held Saturday September 12, 2009 and is called Healthy today, healthy tomorrow: An information day for children and families with congenital heart disease at the 525 Bay Marriott close to Sickkids.

"This day aims to provide children and their families with up to date information on congenital heart disease and health related research. Sessions are catered to the learning needs of children and their families 5 years of age and up."

AGENDA Saturday, September 12, 2009

8:00 AM - 8:40 AM Registration and breakfast

8:40 AM - 8:50 AM Welcome and introduction

8:50 AM - 9:10 AM Innovations in heart health

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM Physical activity and exercise

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Refreshment break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Healthy Eating

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Relationships, independence, self-esteem and having a say in your health

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Moving towards adult care

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Refreshment break

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sharing lived experiences with congenital heart disease

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Networking with others

Input was received from 70+ parents sampled during several months of clinic visits. Hopefully future days will include the young child and children who are palliative.

Register online for free

Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering - request for editorial participation for issue on "MOTHERING, BEREAVEMENT, LOSS AND GRIEF"

[This is a post of an emailed request for participation from JARM]

Dear ARM Members and Friends,

The Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering has planned to publish JARM Vol. 12.2 (fall/winter 2010) on the topic of

We are seeking 3 guest editorial board members: 2 faculty and 1 graduate student for the editorial board of this issue.

Duties include preparing over email the call for papers beginning immediately July 2009 (2-3 hours) and then10-20 hours devoted to reading all article submissions and making decisions re: what should be included journal issue (May/June 2010), as well as a 4 hour meeting in Toronto in June/July 2010 to finalize article selection in conjunction with other ARM Journal Vol 12.2 board members.

Please note ARM is unable to pay travel costs for volunteer board members...but we are happy to send a letter of invitation you can forward along to your university/college when seeking funding. One must be a member of ARM to sit on a guest editorial board:

PLEASE EMAIL asap with a short note/bio about yourself and your expertise/work/interest in this area if you would like to be considered for the Journal Advisory Board for Vol 12.2.

PLEASE NOTE: Please only volunteer if you are certain you can assist with all duties listed above.
We've had some issues with recent committees/ have not been able to locate some committee members at the crucial times outlined above
(leaving much of the work to ARM Director and Staff).

Please only volunteer if you can truly commit the time.

Thank you in advance,

Andrea O'Reilly

Association for Research on Mothering (ARM)
Demeter Press
726 Atkinson, York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON,
Canada, M3J 1P3
416-736-2100 x60366 (fax) 416-736-5766