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Guelph Wellbeing releases reports on state of food security and connectivity in Guelph

Collective impact will be greater if partners work together using data to drive action Guelph, ON, October 15, 2014 – Guelph Wellbeing has released three important reports on the status of food security, social connectivity, and physical connectivity in Guelph. The reports—co-produced by more than 30 community stakeholders—were released last week and can be found on Guelph Wellbeing‘s website. The reports paint a picture of life in Guelph as it relates to food security, and physical and social connectivity. They reveal 16% of Guelph households are food insecure; 90% of residents use automobiles over cycling, walking or transit; and 27% of Guelph residents don’t feel connected to their community. Along with these findings is a collective call to action with specific recommendations for improving life… Continue reading Guelph Wellbeing releases reports on state of food security and connectivity in Guelph

Guelph receives $1.1 million in Provincial funding to promote healthy, active lifestyles among children and youth

GUELPH, ON, September 12, 2014 – Guelph has been chosen to participate in Ontario’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge program, which provides $1.1 million in Provincial funding along with training and other resources over four years. This will enable the City of Guelph to implement community-based programs and activities to promote children’s health, including healthy eating, physical activity, and healthy lifestyle choices such as the importance of getting adequate sleep. Programs will begin to be implemented in winter 2015 and will include breakfast programs; sports programming for teens; toolkits and resources to improve sleep in children and youth; an online portal and cookbook to promote healthy eating; data collection on child and youth health; and the expansion of the successful STEPS recreation program for at-risk youth… Continue reading Guelph receives $1.1 million in Provincial funding to promote healthy, active lifestyles among children and youth

Guelph Wellbeing to focus on food, connectivity and housing

Results of research reveal three key issues for Guelph residents GUELPH, ON, May 6, 2014 – The community is invited to attend the Community and Social Services Committee meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, May 13 to learn about progress and next steps regarding Guelph Wellbeing (formerly the Community Wellbeing Initiative). Drawing on the learning of the Engagement Findings Report and Community Profile, as well as findings from the eight Design Team Workshops held last year, Guelph Wellbeing has identified three key themes of wellbeing: food, connectivity and housing. These themes draw on the eight domains from the Canadian Index of Wellbeing. The City of Guelph is working collaboratively with existing community organizations to help advance our shared vision of working together for the best… Continue reading Guelph Wellbeing to focus on food, connectivity and housing