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.
Once 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 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). Featured speakers included Chris Ballard, MPP for Newmarket-Aurora; Tom Cooper, Living Wage Ontario Coordinator and Director of the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction; Rev.
This 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.
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.
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 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.
Our City: A Peg Report on Health Equity
"A vision for a healthy community is one where everyone experiences their best possible health and well-being. When we all have access to the social and economic conditions that shape our well-being throughout life, we have health equity – that is, all people having the opportunity to reach their full health potential."
On April 15th, 2015 a group of about 50 people gathered at Sadlier House, a community hub of sorts, in Peterborough, Ontario to participate in a neighbourhood asset-mapping exercise.
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!