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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".
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.