Healthy Communities

Find resources and information on government programs, community initiatives, and data sources related to building healthy, vibrant communities that prioritize healthy living, recreation, and overall well-being.

Government of Alberta

Alberta Health Services Healthier Together

At Healthier Together, we believe the solutions for our most pressing health conditions are ours to create. Making health a priority lets us transform the spaces around us so that everyone can live and be as healthy as possible.
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Communities Choosewell: Eat Right, Be Active

Communities ChooseWell is a free provincial program that fosters the wellbeing of Albertans by engaging and supporting communities to transform local practices, places, policies, and partnerships so that healthy eating and active living are easy choices for everyone.
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Canadian Parks and Recreation Association

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) is a national organization dedicated to realizing the full potential of parks and recreation as a major contributor to community health and vibrancy.
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Statistics Canada - Government of Canada

Canada’s Quality of Life Hub

Statistics Canada's Quality of Life Statistics Program provides important information on quality of life in Canada for all, bringing together key economic, social and environmental datasets. Data and evidence on the well-being of people in Canada are examined based on the Quality of Life Framework for Canada's five domains and approximately 85 indicators.
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World Health Organization

What is a healthy city?

World Health Organization’s Definition of “What is a healthy city?”. A healthy city is defined by a process, not an outcome.
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Healthy People, Healthy Communities, A Healthy Planet

Canada’s Healthy City expert – Dr Trevor Hancock - one of the founders of the (now global) Healthy Cities and Communities movement
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