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The OHCC Bulletin is published monthly, featuring exciting news, events and resources that contribute to Healthy Communities in Ontario. OHCC members are invited to share their own events or news — please send your submission to bulletin[at]

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2015 Annual General Meeting

The Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition will be hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, October 29 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel (Essex Lounge), 300 Jarvis Street, Toronto, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend the AGM, but advance registration is required by October 16.

Please register for the AGM using the webform below.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Scottie, OHCC Administration and Finance Coordinator, at 416-408-4841 or 1-800-766-3418, ext. 2, or karen [at]

Smart Growth: Reconnections

After a successful Smart Growth forum this past March, OHCC and the Ontario Smart Growth Network (OSGN) invite you to this exciting half-day event on October 29th, Smart Growth: Reconnections. Speakers will share examples of Smart Growth projects happening in Ontario and there will be opportunities to discuss emerging issues and share ideas.

Conversations with Community Consultants: Rural Transportation

Lisa Tolentino is an OHCC Community Consultant who lives with her family in the Haliburton Highlands. She has been working with OHCC for almost 15 years. We sat down to talk with her about the Accelerating Rural Transportation Solutions project.

Why did OHCC get involved with the ARTS project?

Sheila Lupson Healthy Communities Recognition Award 2015

We are now welcoming nominations for the 2015 Sheila Lupson Healthy Communities Recognition Award. Nominate an organization in your community today!

The purpose of this award is to recognize organizations, partnerships, or networks who have exemplified the key elements of the Healthy Communities approach in their work. The award was established in memory of Sheila Lupson, a long-time member of the OHCC board of directors, who passed away on April 28, 2009. Sheila was a dedicated community volunteer and advocate who was genuinely committed to building Healthy Communities.

Food and the Official Plan

food and the official plan coverFood and the Official Plan is the first of 3 reports of the Haliburton County Community Food Assessment, a collaborative project of Harvest Haliburton and several community partners.

Healthy Food For All: Community Case Studies

HFFA case studies coverScattered across Ontario and  representing  both  rural  and  urban  communities, four partners in the “Healthy Food for All – Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems in Ontario” project undertook specific communi

Smart Growth 2015 Forum

On March 24, 2015, the Smart Growth 2015 Forum took place in Toronto. The Forum was hosted by the Ontario Smart Growth Network (OSGN), a project of the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition. The Forum built on the work that the OSGN had done over the preceding months, which included a survey on smart growth issues and a webinar on "Smart Growth in Ontario and Why it Matters".

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