HC Link Supports the Healthy Kids Community Challenge

 

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Ontario’s Healthy Kids Strategy is about starting all children on a path to good health, taking on the growing challenge of obesity, and creating communities where children can lead healthier lives. As a member of the Healthy Kids Resource Centres (HKRC), HC Link is proud to be supporting the Healthy Kids Community Challenge.

The 45 participating communities receive resources from the province including funding, training and social marketing tools to help promote: healthy eating, physical activity and healthy behaviours for children. Six of the participating communities are Aboriginal communities and one is Francophone.

Consultations, workshops and webinars are offered by the members of the HKRC; and HC Link is pleased to be working alongside our partners, the Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC), the Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC) and Health Promotion Capacity Building at Public Health Ontario (HPCB at PHO) in this initiative.

Drawing upon our strengths, HC Link supports communities in their efforts to develop and maintain effective partnerships, design social media strategies, and facilitate group processes. We have also created and support The Source, a one-stop-shop for participating communities to access materials, share ideas, build upon each other’s successes and collaborate.

If you’d like to learn more about the Healthy Kids Resource Centres, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (English), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (French) or call 1-877-649-7748 (English and French).

Looking to get started with promoting healthy kids in your community? Check out our Healthy Kids resource page for helpful documents, webinars and websites on the topic!