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OHCC is an incorporated registered charity, whose mission is"to create innovative solutions to meet community challenges and build strong, equitable and sustainable communities through education, engagement and collaboration".

OHCC was established in 1992 to support local and regional groups, coalitions and networks that are working on Healthy Community initiatives in Ontario. Read about the origins of the Ontario Healthy Community Coalition.

We bring together a broad-based group of community and provincial associations, spanning the social, environmental, economic, and political spectrums. OHCC members share a common goal of creating healthier communities and they actively support the development of Healthy Communities by sharing their knowledge, skills and experiences with others through our monthly Bulletin and community stories.

OHCC Services

From its central office in Toronto, OHCC provides networking, communications and administration services to support Healthy Communities in Ontario. OHCC Community Consultants, who reside in various regions of Ontario, work with community organizations and networks to organize learning activities, address community issues and facilitate the planning and evaluation of Healthy Communities initiatives.

Click here for information about OHCC's consultation services and workshops.  

The OHCC Board of Directors actively pursues the goals of OHCC by keeping abreast of current issues, collaborating with others to develop public policy statements, and responding to requests to participate in government consultations.

OHCC Projects

From time to time OHCC takes on additional projects that are aligned with its mission and community needs.  Current and recent examples include:

  • HC Link: (2009-2018), a collaboration of three health promotion resource centres that work with community groups, organizations and partnerships to build healthy, vibrant communities. Operating within a shared work plan, OHCC is the lead organization for consultating services, learning activities and evaluation services.

  • Ontario Community Transportation Network: 2016-2018, a provincial network of organizations operating or developing community transportation programs.

  • Kitchen Table Conversations for Action on Inclusion: 2016-2018, a collaborative project to enable individuals to promote local action on inclusion.

  • Ontario Smart Growth Network: (2014 - 2017), a provincial network of organizations and individuals working to promote healthier community design.
  • Healthy Food For All: Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems in Ontario, 2013-2015, a collaborative project with 6 organizations, funded by the Ontario Healthy Communities Fund.
  • Accelerating Rural Transportation, 2013-2014; a collaborative project with the Rural Ontario Institiute, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
  • Healthy Communities: An approach to action on health determinants in Canada, 2009-2012: a three-year project funded through the CLASP project of the Canadian Partnership against Cancer, in collaboration with three other provincial healthy communities networks.
  • The Future of the Good Food Box, 2009-2011; a collaborative project funded jointly by the Healthy Communities Fund and the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Spark Fund. 
  • FoodNet Ontario, 2007-2010; a collaborative project funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Healthy Communities and the Built Environment, 2007-2008; a collaborative project funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

More information about OHCC projects, including reports and resources developed, is available on the Projects page. 



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