Community Engagement & Health Promotion
We work with individuals and groups to promote good health and general well-being in the community. We provide education, advocacy, programs, activities and community initiatives to support behaviour change and healthy communities.
Does your community group have a great program or idea you would like to work with us on? Contact us - just ask for the Health Promotion or Community Development team!
Health Promotion is “the process of enabling (or helping) people to increase control over, and to improve, their health.” (Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, 1986)
Community Development is a process in which the individuals and groups, in a community, work together with a common goal which community members themselves have identified. In this case, we work toward health & wellbeing in the community, which includes addressing the determinants of health.
There is more to being healthy then what you may think! To learn about the factors that contribute to our health, take a look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsi_VqO1DsM
Visit our social media pages to stay up to date on health promotion and community development initiatives. You can also contact our department for more information.