Get active on National Health & Fitness Day

Family jogging and man cycling in park, people walking in background.

National Health and Fitness Day is an initiative to make Canada the Fittest Nation on Earth! Saturday June 2nd, 2018 provides an opportunity for all citizens to Get Up, Get Out and Get Active. Here are some activity ideas for your family and friends; Let your kids plan the activities for the day! If you’ve never played Grounders or Manhunt, … Read More

Nutrition Month – Week #4 – Potential to Bring Us Together!

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The fourth blog in our Nutrition Month Series “Unlock the Potential of Food” is focusing on “Potential to Bring us Together”. Family meals offer a wonderful opportunity to unplug and connect with each other. It may take some work to figure out how to make family meals happen, but the benefits are worth it.  Children who eat with their family … Read More

Smoke-Free Housing Update

Good News for Smoke-Free Housing! The Ontario Ministry of Housing has completed the process of developing a Standard Lease, which includes a section that invites landlords and tenants to agree to a smoking policy. This will make it much easier for them to agree to smoke-free policies and over-time will greatly reduce exposure to second-hand smoke. The use of the … Read More

Smoke-Free Housing Update

Good News for Smoke-Free Housing! The Ontario Ministry of Housing has completed the process of developing a Standard Lease, which includes a section that invites landlords and tenants to agree to a smoking policy. This will make it much easier for them to agree to smoke-free policies and over-time will greatly reduce exposure to second-hand smoke. The use of the … Read More

Nutrition Month – Week #3 Potential to Prevent and to Heal

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March is Nutrition Month and the theme for 2018 is “ Unlock the Potential of Food”.  Blog #3 is focused on Potential to Prevent/Potential to Heal. Did you know: Almost 80% of premature stroke and heart disease can be prevented through healthy lifestyle behaviours and certain diets are linked with slowing the rate of cognitive decline? One third of cancers … Read More

Nutrition Month Week #2 – Potential to Discover: Kids in the Kitchen

Picture of two children making pizza

During Nutrition Month and the rest of the year, you have the potential to help children discover the joy of cooking and to help develop healthy habits when shopping.  Teaching children to shop and cook are essential skills that will help them become healthier adults.  A great way to teach children about food is to get them involved in the … Read More

Nutrition Month – Week #1 – Potential to Fuel – Snacking for Energy

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March is Nutrition Month and the theme for 2018 is “Unlock the Potential of Food”.  This week we will focus on the “Potential to Fuel” our bodies by staying energized with nutritious snacks throughout the day. Healthy snacks can keep energy levels up and give you needed nutrients. A healthy snack can also help manage your appetite and make you … Read More

#Nutrionmonth Contest

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We have a variety of contests and challenges to help celebrate #nutritionmonth! Enter today! WEEK 1: Show us your snacks! Create a healthy snack this week and share it with us! Just fill out the quick form below and upload a picture by 11:59 pm Thursday March 8, 2018. One random winner will be selected and announced on Friday March 9, … Read More

#Nutrionmonth Contest

March is Nutrition Month graphic

We have a variety of contests and challenges to help celebrate #nutritionmonth! Enter today! WEEK 1: Show us your snacks! Create a healthy snack this week and share it with us! Just fill out the quick form below and upload a picture by 11:59 pm Thursday March 8, 2018. One random winner will be selected and announced on Friday March 9, … Read More

Mind your “Business”

Graphic for SRH Week 2018

Mind Your “Business” The Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights team is looking to raise awareness about this connection during Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week from February 12-16th.  This year’s theme for the week is Mind Your “Business,” and the goal is to address and raise awareness to the connection between sexual health and mental health and the … Read More

All smoke is harmful!

Poster for Anti-Smoking

Smoke is Smoke – Tobacco, Cannabis, Hookah and E-cigarettes – Limit your exposure to it! Tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in Canada. Tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke are link to cancer, heart disease and several other diseases. But have you thought about other types of smoke? All smoke is harmful, whether it comes … Read More

How to Safely Dispose of Needles

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Finding needles in community areas such as parks is a health and safety concern for everyone. Used syringes should be disposed of properly in order to protect others from injury and infections like Hepatitis C and HIV. It’s important to remember that the risk of becoming infected with one of these infections through a needle-stick injury is very low. Prevention … Read More