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Site Visit to Smithers, BC

I was pleasantly surprised when my plane landed in Smithers BC…the beauty of the mountains was breathtaking as I woke in the morning to brilliant sunshine and snow capped peaks. Smithers (pop. 6000) is located in the Bulkley Valley of northwestern British Columbia, on the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway (Route 16), approximately half way between […]

Site Visit to Bonavista, NL

I joined the Bonavista team on November 12, 13 & 14 for their final celebration and wrap up week of Healthy Together with families. Bonavista (population: 4,000) is a town on the Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland and is home to several historical attractions such as The Ryan’s Premises. Bonavista began as a sealing and fishing community […]

Site Visit to Calgary, AB

I had the pleasure of my first site visit to Calgary this past month. I was welcomed by Calgary Immigrant Services staff and got a wonderful tour on one of their program facilities at the Genesis Wellness Centre which was a state of the art facility with many services for families including the YMCA, library […]

Good News Story from Bonavista, NL

[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]” The Healthy Together is an absolutely amazing program! Not only was it fun, but educational as well. You learn how to become healthy with your family. If you apply all of the methods that the program teaches, you can live a much healthier life as will your family. I learnt how to […]

6 Month Update

It’s hard to believe that we have already completed eight months of our Healthy Weights for Children Project – Phase II. As we move ahead in this journey, we wish to provide you with an update on the activities/events that we have been engaged in and our accomplishments so far. 1. Welcome New Members to […]

We did it – Year One training is complete!

Five communities in Canada and a total of 24 people completed the Healthy Together Train-the-Trainer to be a Facilitator or Evaluator. Our 2.5 day event began with a Welcome and orientation and ended with a wonderful dinner of Greek food with our new found friends. What a great introduction to all the faces behind our […]

It’s Official! National Funding Annoucement

On June 25, 2013 we hosted the National Announcement by Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Nunavut, and Honorable Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna – Lake Country, who announced $13 million in support of 9 national projects funded under the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Innovation Strategy for […]