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August  2018                             NEWS I RESOURCES I EVENTS
OHCC's bulletin provides an opportunity to share news, events and resources relating to healthy communities. If you have items you would like to share please send them Items are posted in the language(s) in which we receive it.


Future Cities Canada: Realizing the potential of cities 
Join OHCC and Future Cities Canada in this webinar August 15th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. We will discuss how 100In 1 Day Canada is part of a growing global movement that is changing how people interact with their cities.  REGISTER NOW

See slides and recording of our last webinar, Ecohealth in Ontario.

Announcements on upcoming webinars are also posted on our website.

A to Z of Healthy Communities

In this monthly feature we invite you to consider all that Healthy Communities encompasses from A to Z. Each month we will spotlight a different aspect of Healthy Communities.

G = Grants

This month's info sheet looks at current challenges for grant-writers. Check out the useful resources and thought-provoking articles. 

Health Promotion
2018 Health Promotion Ontario Conference: "Break New Ground"
Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, November 22, 2018 

One of the key goals of Health Promotion Ontario is to advance the critical importance of health promotion through advocacy, knowledge exchange, and professional development for its membership. This year’s conference is intended to serve as a forum for practitioners, researchers, and students to come together to learn about and critically reflect on the ways that important social issues are forcing the field of health promotion to “break new ground”. Additional information on abstract submission and registration can be found on their website.


Cancellation of Ontario Basic Income Pilot Program

The Ontario government announced on July 31, 2018 that it will cancel the Ontario Basic Income Pilot Program. Read about reactions in Hamilton and Thunder Bay. For more information about basic income, read Basic Income Canada Network's primer series and these short testimonials, about the difference a universal  basic income could make.

New Angus Reid Survey on the State of Poverty in Canada
The results of this survey, released on July 17, 2018 show that more than one-quarter of the Canadian population (27%) could be described as experiencing notable financial hardship today. Read more

Social Finance

Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy for Canada
The Government of Canada appointed a Co-Creation Steering Group in June 2017 with a one-year mandate to provide recommendations for a federal Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy. Read more

Une stratégie d'innovation sociale et de finance sociale pour le Canada 

Le gouvernement du Canada a mis sur pied en juin 2017 un Groupe directeur chargé de la co-création de la stratégie d’innovation sociale et de finance sociale ayant pour mandat d’un an de formuler des recommandations pour cette stratégie. Lire la suite 

iMPact Day
From August 15 to September 16, 2018, Imagine Canada is launching iMPact Day, a Canada-wide Social Impact Challenge in which all MPs are encouraged to spend a day with a social purpose organization in their constituency for a deeper understanding of the sector. 

30 Years of Giving in Canada
This report of a comprehensive longitudinal study of the "giving economy" in Canada was released by Imagine Canada in April 2018. It identifies trends in giving that all donor-dependent need to be aware of.



Petition for Accessible Housing

OWN logoFully accessible housing is desperately needed, for every one of us will someday have a temporary or permanent disability. The Older Women's Network is calling on all Canadians to sign this petition and share it widely. They need 500 signatures in order to have it presented in the House of Commons.  


Aboriginal Population Profile

Released by Stats Can in June; this report presents information on the Aboriginal identity population of various geographic areas. 

Toronto's Great Streets
This latest report from the Ryerson City Building Institute shows how Toronto can reinvent its main streets to assist commuters, protect cyclists and pedestrians, and enliven neighbourhoods. It is an accessible guide to improved mobility and neighbourhood revitalization, and contains information and ideas that are transferable to other cities


Food by Ward

This Toronto Food Policy Council initiative showcases Toronto’s food assets and opportunities and calls for greater attention to food as an integral element of our urban system. It aims to make it easier for City staff and officials to see and use community food assets strategically, and inspire, support, and guide community Food Champions in their work.
Learn more and view the interactive map here.

Tool: Transportation Cost-savings Calculators
As a transportation policy maker, funder, planner, Transportation Demand Management (TDM) practitioner, employer, or real estate developer, have you ever wished you had a way to quantify the costs and benefits of a TDM program to justify the investment in the program or compare it to other transportation improvements?  Now, you can, even if you are not a technical analyst!  Read more here.

Not Far From The Tree is a Toronto-based fruit picking project inspired by 3 things: the spirit of sharing, the desire to give back to our community, and a passion for environmentally sustainable living. Read our story about this inspiring organization.


Webinar: Future Cities Canada: Realizing the potential of cities
August 15
National Collaborating Centre of Determinants of Health
Webinar: The Healthy Built Environment Linkages Toolkit 
August 21, 2018

Sustainability Network
Strategic Communications Planning Webinar ($35 fee)
September 18, 2018

 Brand Strategy & Design Webinar ($35 fee)
September 20, 2018

Workshop: Environmental Law Toolkit
October 2, Toronto

Economic Literacy for Environmental Leaders
Six Half-Day Green Economy Training Workshops
Toronto, October 6 - December 12

The Walrus
The Walrus Talks Success
Toronto, September 20 

Ontario Nonprofit Network Conference 
Nonprofit Driven 
Toronto, October 10 - 11

The 7th Parliament of the World’s Religions
The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love:
Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation, and Change

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, November 1 - 7

Future Cities Canada Summit
Toronto, November 7 - 9

Health Promotion Ontario Conference
2018 Conference: Break New Ground
Toronto, November 22
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