Organization and Program Resources Related to Feature 711

The Health Council of Canada reports on the progress of health care renewal, on the health status of Canadians, and on the health outcomes of our system. For more information about the determinants of health or to download the Health Council of Canada’s report, Stepping It Up: Moving the Focus from Health Care in Canada to a Healthier Canada, visit http://www.healthcouncilcanada.ca.

The Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport’s (http://www.mhp.gov.on.ca/en/) vision is to enable Ontarians to lead healthy, active lives and make the province a healthy, prosperous place to live, work, play, learn and visit. Health Promotion and Sport sees that its fundamental goals are to promote and encourage Ontarians to make healthier choices at all ages and stages of life, to create healthy and supportive environments, lead the development of healthy public policy, and assist with embedding behaviours that promote health.

In 2009/2010, the Ministry partnered with a variety of provincial and community organizations in priority neighbourhoods to deliver after-school programs and services. For information about the Healthy Communities Fund visit http://www.mhp.gov.on.ca/en/healthy-communities/hcf/default.asp

The Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP) is dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians: http://www.oahpp.ca/.

Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy has set an aggressive target – reducing the number of children living in poverty by 25 per cent over 5 years:  http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/breakingthecycle/index.aspx.

The objective of the Quebec Public Health Act is the protection of the health of the population and the establishment of conditions favourable to the maintenance and enhancement of the health and well-being of the general population: http://www2.publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca/dynamicSearch/telecharge.php....

ActNow BC, at http://www.actnowbc.ca/, is a major multi-sector health promotion effort that seeks to address common risk factors and reduce chronic disease.

Saskatchewan Human Services Integration Forum is available at http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/hsif/index.shtml.back.

Healthy Child Manitoba (HCM) is a long-term, cross-departmental strategy for putting children and families first. With its community partners, the Province of Manitoba, has developed a network of supports and strategies for children, youth and families. Available at http://www.gov.mb.ca/healthychild/.