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The monthly OHCC Bulletin features news, events and resources that contribute to Healthy Communities in Ontario. Share your own events or news — please send your submission to bulletin[at]ohcc-ccso.ca.

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OHCC and Developmental Evaluation

InnoweaveOn March 30, 2016, three OHCC Board members and the Executive Director attended a workshop on Developmental Evaluation (DE), provided by Innoweave.

OSNPPH position statement on responses to food insecurity

The OSNPPH Food Security Workgroup has developed a position statement and an accompanying infographic to increase awareness among public health staff and management about the growing problem of household food insecurity in Ontario and the urgent need

Moving Ahead on Rural and Community Transportation

Moving Ahead on Rural and Community Transportation: March 29th, 2016 Forum
by Lisa Tolentino, HC Link Community Consultant
On March 29th, 2016 OHCC partnered with the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI), HC Link and Routes Connecting Communities

Community Transportation Network

country roadOnce again OHCC is collaborating with the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) on a transportation project. This project is focussed on developing a Community Transportation (CT) Network, with funding from the Ministry of Transportation-Ontario (MTO) for the period of April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017.

 

Renfrew County Poverty Reduction Strategy Committee

Art EggletonRenfrew County has launched a Renfrew County Poverty Reduction Strategy Committee to create a county wide plan to reduce poverty. This committee was the result of the Renfrew County Poverty Reduction Forum, held in September 2015, co-hosted by the County of Renfrew, the City of Pembroke and the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN).

The City We Need 2.0: Towards a New Urban Paradigm

World Urban Campaign logoThis manifesto was adopted unanimously by the World Urban Campaign Steering Committee on 16 March 2016 in Prague/Czech Republic. It outlines recommendations on action we need to take to plan, build, and manage our cities in ways that will achieve sustainable and harmonious urban development.

Healthy Communities Column by Dr. Trevor Hancock

photo of Trevor HancockDr. Trevor Hancock, founder of the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, is Professor and Senior Scholar at the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria. He writes a weekly column for the Times Colonist on issues relating to Healthy Communities.

 

Basic Income Guarantee Gaining Traction

The momentum to establish a basic income guarantee is swelling across Canada. A basic income guarantee would ensure that everyone has an income that is sufficient to meet their basic needs and live with dignity.

OHCC Workshops

OHCC community consultants provide on-site, customized workshops to community organizations, partnerships and networks who are working towards Healthy Communities. Workshops are available in full day sessions for 10 or more participants, and are tailored to meet the needs of each group.  

Our workshops are designed to bring together theory, evidence-based research and hands-on skill development in a highly interactive day.  Participants will develop insights, skills and confidence to take back to their communities.

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