Dr. 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.
In the fall of 2014, a group of people in Victoria, Canada who shared both an interest in their neighbourhood and a quirky sense of humourwere brought together to explore a question: Could they turn their experiences of the ups and downs of neighbourhood leadership, activism and volunteering into physical comedy sketches?
Once again OHCC is collaborating with the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) on a transportation project. This project is focussed on developing the Ontario Community Transportation Network (OCTN), with funding from the Ministry of Transportation-Ontario (MTO) for the period of April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017.
Renfrew 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).