2018 Municipal Election

 

We all want to live, work and play in a healthy and safe community. The Grey Bruce Health Unit is committed to working within Grey Bruce to protect and promote health and to advocate for equitable opportunities that support health and well being.

All levels of government have a key role in making decisions and creating policies that have a significant impact on health. For this municipal election, we want candidates to recognize that their actions will affect community health, equity and sustainability. The Grey Bruce Health Unit is encouraging all candidates to take a “Health in All Policies” position in the lead-up to the 2018 election. “Health in All Policies” is an approach that asks elected officials to recognize the health impacts of each decision they make.

Residents of Grey and Bruce Counties will be healthier if they live in communities with:

  • affordable housing
  • nutritious food options
  • parks and green space
  • safe roads
  • clean water
  • strong social networks
  • secure jobs
  • easy access to health services

Decisions made by municipal councils influence community health and well-being. You can support health by asking your candidates how they incorporate healthy and safe community principles into the decisions they make.

 

Health in all Policies

 

Resources:

For more information on each of the below to explore resources

Natural Environment

 

Food Systems

ODPH Food Insecurity Infographic

Bruce Grey Food Charter

 

Marginalized Populations

 

Bruce County Social Services and Housing

https://brucecounty.on.ca/departments/social-services-and-housing

https://www.grey.ca/social-assistance

 

Social Cohesion

 

Transportation

 

Age-Friendly Communities

World Health Organization – Age-friendly environments

Public Health Agency of Canada – Age-Friendly Rural and Remote Communities: A Guide 

 

Economic Development

 

Built Environment

 

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