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Compassionate communities support those who are dying

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In his March 20th column, Trevor Hancock talks about "Compassionate Communities",a public health approach to palliative care that “takes the responsibility . . .  from a few highly trained specialists to a community that considers it ‘everybody’s business’”. read more...

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

Ontario Community Transportation Network

OCTN Webinar

Applying to MTO’s new Community Transportation Grant Program – What you need to know!

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.

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.

Winnipeg Reports on Health Equity Indicators

Winnipeg Peg ReportOur 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."

Thank you Carol Coiffe, Healthy Communities Champion!

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!

Congratulations to the Algoma Youth Engagement Network!

OHCC was thrilled to present the Sheila Lupson Healthy Communities Recognition Award to the Agoma Youth Engagement Network (AYEN) at the 2015 OHCC Annual General Meeting.  

The nomination noted:

AYEN’s story and values strongly reflect a Healthy Communities approach. So much has been accomplished through collaborative exchange, vision and commitment from such a broad range of partners. Furthermore, their motivations — equity, empowerment and well being for youth — are key to building and advancing Healthy Communities.

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