This report profiles case studies of 13 Canadian communities where collaborative approaches to improve health outcomes have been a key consideration in planning decisions related to the built environment. This focus was chosen so that the successes (and lessons learned) of a variety of different projects could be shared with other communities.
With one case study from each province and territory, it provides a pan-Canadian perspective.Two international examples highlight similar work happening abroad.
The case studies profiled in this report include:
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Provincial Health Services Authority
ALBERTA: Alberta Health Services
SASKATCHEWAN: Yorkton Active Transportation Collaboration
MANITOBA: WHO Age-Friendly Cities Pilot Project
ONTARIO: Peel Public Health
QUÉBEC: On the Move to School!
NEW BRUNSWICK: Fredericton Active Transportation Committee
NOVA SCOTIA: Healthy Housing, Healthy Community Project
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Charlottetown Active Transportation Initiative
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: St. Francis School Greenhouse
YUKON: Millennium Trail
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES: Inuvik Community Greenhouse
NUNAVUT/NORTHWEST TERRITORIES: Healthy Foods North
INTERNATIONAL: Children’s Tracks Program, Norway
INTERNATIONAL: Go for Health! Collaborative, California (USA)