IS YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

MISSION

 Learn about our work, researchers, advisors and collaborators

TOOLS

Digital tools that empower you to understand inequities in the built environment

LEARN HOW YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

People who live in walkable neighbourhoods that have parks with pathways, sports fields and playgrounds provide opportunities to stay active have a lower risk of developing chronic diseases including diabetes, heart diseases, and some cancers.

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE

A wide variety of urban green spaces – trees, green roofs, parkettes – and blue spaces – canals, fountains and ponds – provide significant physical and mental health benefits for residents and the community.

COMMUNITY AMENITIES

People who live near a wide range of stores, services and entertainment options tend to drive less, walk or cycle more, have lower body weights and reduced risks of heart disease and diabetes.

ENVIRONMENT

Climate change has amplified the impacts of extreme weather events in Canada over the last several decades increasing the burden of respiratory
and cardiovascular disease.

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