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Smart Growth 2015 Forum

On March 24, 2015, the Smart Growth 2015 Forum took place in Toronto. The Forum was hosted by the Ontario Smart Growth Network (OSGN), a project of the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition. The Forum built on the work that the OSGN had done over the preceding months, which included a survey on smart growth issues and a webinar on "Smart Growth in Ontario and Why it Matters".

The Graham Family Eco Park

Just outside the city limits of London Ontario is the location of the Graham Family Eco Park. Fifteen years ago Bill Graham, founder of South Winds Development and TRY Recycling, started the project to restore the park from 26 acres of aggregate site to what it is today. The former gravel pit has become a beautiful natural site that is covered with diverse plant and animal life on land and in its featured pond.

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 and individuals working to promote a smarter approach to community design.  

Healthy Food For All

garden marketHealthy and Sustainable Food Systems in Ontario

Seven organizations collaborated on this project to increase the capacity of local communities 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.

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