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The National Civic Review, a journal published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc., devoted two issues to celebrating twenty-five years of the Healthy Communities Movement. Twenty-one essays in Part 1, published in January 2014 and nineteen essays in Part 2, published in April 2014, provide a comprehensive overview of the Healthy Communities movement.
Written by Jennifer Madueke, a student in the Community Worker Program at George Brown College, while on placement at OHCC.
As a student on placement at Africans in Partnership against AIDS/HIV, I had the opportunity to observe and participate in a program to increase the awareness of sexually transmitted infections among young adults and how it can be reduced. I was also involved in efforts to reduce the level of teenage pregnancy in violent and dangerous neighbourhoods.
Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems in Ontario
Seven organizations are collaborating to increase the capacity of local communities to work collaboratively, with diverse groups of stakeholders, to create and strengthen sustainable local food systems in Ontario.
This story was written by Yusheng Pan & Tenzin Lodoe, students in the Community Based Nursing Practice Program of Trent University, based on research and interviews with FoodShare Toronto staff in February-March 2013.