We have adopted and adapted the Healthy Communities Approach in our work to support local governments as they create equitable policies that address community health and well-being. The Healthy Communities movement recognizes that 60% of what makes us healthy is determined by our built, social, environmental and economic environments, and helps local governments design these various environments to support maximum health and well-being.
We believe that community members are experts. Who else would know more about local needs than the people who live, work, and play there? Your knowledge and expertise drive our process towards finding realistic solutions for community-wide issues.
Everyone gets a seat at the table, or two. We prioritize equity in our approach, making sure that we identify and understand who is not currently represented, why they have been left out, and how to bring them on board. When a wider range of people are involved in the planning process, a wider range of people will be able to benefit from the resulting initiative.
Age-friendly Capacity Building
Our Age-Friendly Community Capacity Building program supports communities across the province as they plan for active aging by optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life for older adults.
ElderConnect is a unified, connected, community-based wellness navigation system developed in partnership with the ElderCare Foundation.