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]ohcc-ccso.ca.
Volunteers support and enhance OHCC’s work in a wide variety of ways and are a key part of our organization’s success. This year, OHCC would like to publicly recognize Carol Coiffe, who has volunteered with OHCC for over 20 years, serving on committees, assisting at events, and promoting OHCC as a Healthy Communities Champion (HCC). Thank you Carol, for being such a fabulous volunteer and sharing our enthusiasm for creating healthier communities!
OHCC was thrilled to present the Sheila Lupson Healthy Communities Recognition Award to the Agoma Youth Engagement Network (AYEN) at the 2015 OHCC Annual General Meeting.
The nomination noted:
AYEN’s story and values strongly reflect a Healthy Communities approach. So much has been accomplished through collaborative exchange, vision and commitment from such a broad range of partners. Furthermore, their motivations — equity, empowerment and well being for youth — are key to building and advancing Healthy Communities.
This past year, OHCC supported projects on food security, Smart Growth, and rural transportation. We also continued to provide consultation services and learning activities with community groups across Ontario. What an exciting year!
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?
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".