Post date: July 10, 2012

Aviva is asking people to share ideas to create positive change in their community. The most popular ideas, as chosen by Canadians, will have a chance to share the $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund.

You can submit your idea starting September 24, 2012. Voting begins October 1, 2012.

Post date: July 10, 2012

The Spring 2012 issue of CrossCurrents magazine, published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, focuses on food and mental health. Several articles are available online including:

“Eating Well: Community Services Promote Healthy Diet and Food Security” by Ann Ptasznik

Post date: July 10, 2012

YouThrive is a bilingual web-based resource for leaders in communities and schools across Ontario who work with youth ages 12 to 19. It is designed for people who want to create communities in which young people can thrive and be happy, healthy, and safe. It shows how using a health promotion approach supports positive mental health and prevents risk-taking behaviour among young people.

YouThrive provides practical information to:

• Strengthen protective factors and resiliency among youth.

Post date: July 10, 2012

Starting in 2013, Ontario municipalities will be eligible for a new Walk Friendly Ontario (WFO) designation. Designations will be awarded to applicants at the bronze, silver, gold, and platinum levels. The designations are part of a new initiative, Walk Friendly Ontario, which encourages and celebrates communities that take steps to make walking safe, convenient and attractive.

Walk Friendly Ontario is a program of Canada Walks, a department of Green Communities Canada, supported by the Ontario government.

Benefits of Walkability

Post date: April 13, 2012

On Friday May 4, 2012, Minding Our Bodies is hosting a Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Women's Mental Health forum. This full day event is being held at the Stoney Creek Community Centre & YMCA in London, Ontario and will bring together peers, program leaders and practitioners from the community mental health, nutrition, and physical activity sectors who work with women. Join us to: