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Needs Assessment of Potential Applicants to the Healthy Community Fund

Deadline January 8, 2010

The Healthy Communities Consortium, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, offers capacity building services to organizations and groups that are eligible and interested in applying for a grant from the local/regional stream of the Healthy Communities Fund.

A new round of the Healthy Communities Fund grant applications process is expected to be announced in early 2010. Projects funded in the last round involved two or more organizations committed to working in partnership and addressed 2 or more of the following priority risk areas:

  • Physical Activity, Sport & Recreation
  • Healthy Eating
  • Tobacco Use/ Exposure
  • Injury Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Substance and Alcohol Misuse

The Healthy Communities Consortium is a collaboration of five organizations that together have more than 25 years experience in health promotion.

  • FOCUS Resource Centre
  • Health Promotion Hub, Health Nexus
  • Heart Health Resource Centre
  • Healthy Communities Support Services, Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition
  • Ontario Drug Awareness Partnership

The type of services offered by the Consortium include:

  • Onsite consultation and facilitation services;
  • Consultation and coaching support via e-mail or telephone;
  • Workshops, professional development and networking opportunities via regional and provincial events and webinars; and
  • Referrals to effectively connect organizations with other sources of services and supports.

The Consortium would like your help to plan their services to respond effectively to the needs of organizations and groups that are interested in participating in the Healthy Communities Ontario approach. If you belong to an organization or group that may be eligible and interested in applying to the Healthy Communities Fund, please take 15 minutes of your time to respond to the survey. Your responses will be confidential and reported anonymously. Copies of the report will be available on request by contacting

Please click to open the survey.

Please complete this survey by January 8, 2009.

For more information about the Consortium:

Telephone: 416-408-4841 or 1-800-766-3418 x3

If you have any questions about the questionnaire, please contact Lorna Heidenheim, Executive Director, Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition by email at or by telephone at (416) 408-4841 or 1-800-766-3418, ext. 4.