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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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Twenty-five Years of the Healthy Communities Movement

NCR coverThe 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.

Ontario Smart Growth Network

OSGN logoThe Ontario Smart Growth Network is a provincial network of organizations, businesses and individuals working to promote a smarter approach to community design.  

Africans in Partnership against HIV/AIDS

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 Food For All

garden marketHealthy and Sustainable Food Systems in Ontario

Six 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.

FoodShare Toronto’s Good Food Box Program

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.

Healthy Communities Symposium 2013

basic information about the 2013 Symposium, Rural Communities - the Root to HealthCo-hosted by the Haliburton Communities in Action Committee and OHCC, the 2013 Healthy Communities Symposium was a resounding success. Thanks to all the sponsors, speakers and participants that made this a wonderful event.

The Fabric of Society Project

The Fabric of Society Project
Written by Janet Sherbanowski

The Fabric of Society is about strength, and how we in society create our own reality and change it.  

Getting Active in Perth County: The Creation of a County-wide Trail Development and Active Transportation Initiative

Perth County is getting active with the creation of a new county-wide trails and active transportation committee focused on the creation of walkable and bikeable communities and trails. The project started in 2009, when Healthy Living Perth, one of many Healthy Communities Partnerships established in Ontario, identified active transportation as priority for Perth County. Partnering with Canada Walks, Green Communities Canada, 8-80 Cities, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, they hosted four community forums with guest speaker Gil Penalosa, an active transportation expert.

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