Healthy Canada by Design CLASP Initiative
Healthy Canada by Design
 November 18, 2013
Updates from the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP Initiative:
Face to Face Meeting - On November 21st and 22nd, members from each of the Healthy Canada by Design partners will be meeting in Winnipeg to share accomplishments, discuss the policies and tools that are still needed, and discuss sustainability strategies for individual partners and for the Coalition as a whole. 
Pilot Projects & Active Transportation Tools - On October 15th, Healthy Canada by Design members learned about the Bike Plan piloted in Red Deer, Alberta, the Walkability Audit developed by Montreal Public Health under CLASP I, and the Rural Active Living Assessment tool that is being piloted in New Brunswick under the CLASP Renewal. These presentations, and a recording of the session, are available at: http://hcbd-clasp.com/hcbd-peer-to-peer-sessions/.
Retrofitting Streets & Neighbourhoods to Foster Active Transportation - On September 24th, Healthy Canada by Design members and guests learned about the steps being taken in Vancouver and in mid-sized and small communities in Ontario, to retrofit streets and neighbourhoods to foster walking and cycling and other active modes of transportation.  The presentations, and a recording of this session, can be found at: http://hcbd-clasp.com/hcbd-peer-to-peer-sessions/
  
Recent Articles from our Website:
  
11-11-2013 14:05:41 PM

"Newfoundland has some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascualar disease in the country" according to Dr. Catherine Donovan, who is both an Associate Professor at Memorial University and the Associate Medical Officer of Health for the Eastern ... Continue reading →...

 

11-02-2013 13:45:53 PM

Health professionals, planners, citizens and decision-makers from across Saskatchewan met in Regina on September 16, 2013, to learn how they can make their communities healthier places to live.  The Growing Healthy Communities Forum, organized by the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, drew over 40 people, ... Continue reading →...

 

10-21-2013 12:49:21 PM

Over the last five years, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has become actively engaged in research, health promotion and advocacy directed at the shaping of active and healthy communities across the country. Position Statement In 2012, a Position ... Continue reading →...

 

New Resources:

 

Road Diets: Fitter, Healthier Public Ways factsheets & videos,

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP).

 

Population Health in Canada's Largest Cities

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.  September 2013.

 

 The Walking Revolution - A Documentary.  Every Body Walks.

  
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