Shift the Conversation: Democratic Engagement - Making Votes Count Where We Live

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To address low voter turnout in Ottawa, the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres (CHRC) and City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) have joined forces in a three-year project to increase democratic engagement among residents in low-income neighbourhoods and poverty-stricken urban and rural areas of the city.

Planned Parenthood Toronto AGM and PPT Choice Awards

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The Annual General Meeting for Planned Parenthood Toronto (PPT) was held last night at the Ramada Plaza Toronto. It was an exciting evening and the room was filled with many energetic individuals who are working to support the mission and values of PPT. In brief, PPT provides comprehensive reproductive health care services and education programs, and promotes research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care. A Board Member described PPT as a “passionate community of fearless leaders” and as the evening progressed, it was easy to see how this was a fitting description.

Shift the Conversation: Environment - Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre

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The environment domain of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) explores the collective responsibility of Ontarians in protecting, managing or revitalizing the quality and sustainability of environmental resources. When it comes to this domain, trends shown in the CIW Ontario composite report: How are Ontarians Really doing? do not paint a healthy future for the environment.

Community Health & Wellbeing series to launch #CHWW2014

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In the weeks leading up to Community Health and Wellbeing Week AOHC will feature a series of stories that describe the work of community-governed primary care centres addressing the domains of life that have a major impact on health and wellbeing. The need to take action was highlighted recently in the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) Ontario composite report: How are Ontarians Really doing? Our stories will demonstrate how AOHC member centres are leading by example with community initiatives that are improving these domains of life.

Community Health and Wellbeing Summer Institute: Report back day 1

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Today marks Day 1 of the Community Health and Wellbeing Summer Institute taking place at Lakehead University’s Orillia Campus. Approximately 50 representatives from Ontario’s Community-Governed Primary Health Centres and the Association of Ontario Health Centres gathered to unpack ways to enhance community health and wellbeing development practices and community initiatives.

Ontario’s Community Health Centres team up with Canadian Index of Wellbeing to address root causes of illness

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(Orillia, Ontario)-  With a generous grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) and its member centres will continue their partnership with the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW), one of the world’s leading instruments to measure societal progress

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