GET ENGAGED: Is voting enough?

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During Community Health and Wellbeing Week, the Youth Advisory Committee of the Anne Johnston Health Station hosted an event called, “GET ENGAGED: Is voting enough?” What inspired us to bring this event to the community, was a story in the media this summer about a retired man who decided to conduct his own experiment to see people’s reactions if he were to wear a rainbow flag cape, during a political event. The reaction of some members of the crowd made headline news. This was intriguing for us youth because, since we are not of age to vote, this was one way we saw someone take ACTION beyond just voting. Hence, the title, “Is Voting Enough?” We met weekly during the summer to plan out this event with Beatrice Raposo, Health Promoter.

Taking Action in Youth Mental Health in Education #CHWW2014

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On the evening of October 7th, Sheryl Boswell, a teacher from Toronto District School Board hosted the “Taking Action in Youth Mental Health in Education” event. Despite the rain, many gathered at Lula Lounge for this important fundraising initiative. After taking a look at the wonderful collection of items for the silent auction, everyone settled down at the lounge for a night of Latin and Latin-flamenco music. Talented, local musicians and their bands took the stage, including, Yoser Rodriguez (a former student of Sheryl), and Joanna Moon. There was also a video presentation and plenty of networking opportunities for individuals working in the area of children and youth mental health.     

Brock Community Health Centre recognizes Community Health & Wellbeing Week with flashmobs in the community

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Join Brock Community Health Centre (Brock CHC) in recognizing Community Health and Wellbeing Week, October 6th to 10th, 2014 as a spotlight shines brightly on what is important to our health.  It is recognized that too many people experience avoidable illnesses because there is not enough attention on the key determinants of health, determinants such as nutrition, housing, income, socia

As municipal elections in Ontario approach…

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As Ontario gears up for municipal elections, Prescod underlined the need for elected leaders to introduce healthier public policy and pointed to how the Canadian Index of Wellbeing can support decision making in this direction.  For example next Tuesday, the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa, will be releasing a reportcard and municipal policy recommendations using  the CIW’s eight quality of life domains as a framework. The report stresses the need for public policies to address urgent municipal quality of life issues with respect to public transit, employment, food policy, and housing. 

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ottawa wellbeing report card with policy recommendations for municipal candidates

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What:  Release of report and recommendations from Bridging the Gap, a report card measuring Ottawa’s wellbeing in the areas that determine quality of life, such as; community vitality, democratic engagement, education, environment and time use. The report highlights policy recommendations for municipal candidates related to transit, housing and employment.
 

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