Policy and Practice

Greening Parks and Playgrounds for Children in Windsor, Ontario

Background The City of Windsor in Ontario has been greening its parks and playgrounds for several years now to make them healthier and more inviting for children and their caretakers. But back in 2012, Karina Richters, Supervisor of Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change for the City of Windsor noticed, as the mother of a young …

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Toronto Introduces Equity Lens to Cycling Infrastructure

The Challenge Historical practices have resulted in the inequitable delivery of services to some areas of Toronto. The unequal burden of COVID-19 among residents revealed the economic, racial, health and social disparities that exist in some neighbourhoods.  But even before the pandemic, the City recognized the need to transform many of its systems, including how …

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Public Health and Planning Collaborate to Create 15-Minute City in Ottawa

Ottawa has become one of the first communities in Canada, perhaps in North America, to enshrine the 15-minute neighbourhood in its Official Plan. “In Ottawa Public Health (OPH), our goal was to have the City’s new Official Plan built on a framework that creates communities that are healthy, inclusive, sustainable and resilient,” offers Inge Roosendaal, …

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Créer des communautés saines et adaptées aux personnes âgées dans les régions rurales du Canada – Comté de Grey

Niché sur la pittoresque rive sud de la baie Georgienne en Ontario, le comté de Grey abrite près de 100 000 personnes qui vivent dans des logements dispersés sur 4 500 kilomètres carrés de zones rurales et de petits centres urbains. Owen Sound, avec une population de 22 000 personnes, est le plus grand centre …

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Creating Healthy, Age-Friendly Communities in Rural Canada-Grey County

Tucked under the scenic southern shore of Georgian Bay in Ontario, Grey County is home to nearly 100,000 people who live in dispersed housing across 4,500 square kilometres of rural areas and small urban centres. Owen Sound, with a population of 22,000 people, is the County’s largest urban centre.  “About 10 years ago, the Health …

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Augmenter la végétation pour améliorer la santé dans les quartiers à faible revenu de Montréal

Depuis six ans, le programme Interventions locales en environnement et en aménagement urbain (ILEAU) s’emploie à verdir l’est de Montréal. “Beaucoup des résidents de l’est de Montréal sont des populations défavorisées ; ce sont des personnes à faible revenu ou des nouveaux arrivants au pays par exemple”, explique Nilson Zepeda, coordinateur de campagne pour ILEAU. …

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Increasing Vegetation to Improve Health in Low-Income Neighbourhoods in Montreal

For six years, the Local Interventions in Environment and Urban Planning (ILEAU) program has been working to green the east side of Montreal. “Many of the residents in the east end of Montreal are disadvantaged populations; they are people with lower incomes or newcomers to the country for example,” said Nilson Zepeda, Campaign Coordinator for …

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We are Looking for your Success Stories!

Have you or your organization had some success making changes to the “built environment” that promise to improve health or health equity in your community?  For example, have you: Expanded safe cycling infrastructure in your community? Improved tree coverage in low-income neighbourhoods? Developed a policy that ensures equitable access to parks? Adopted a policy that …

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