Press Release: April 11, 2018

Press Release: Government of Canada announces funding to support Canadians in achieving healthier weights

Public Health Agency of Canada makes the official announcement for our very own Healthy Weights for Children: Healthy Together program! We are well underway and have great fun running this program across Canada. The Bridge is very happy to be a part of this wonderful opportunity!

Too many Canadians cannot get access to healthy foods and information on healthy eating because of factors beyond their control. Innovative policies and approaches are needed to remove these barriers and give Canadians the support they need to be healthy.

Last week, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced $10.5 million over three years for seven projects to promote healthier lifestyles among young Canadians and their families. The projects will target people in both urban and rural settings, as well as in remote, northern and underserved communities. This phase of funding will broaden the scope of the seven projects and expand their reach, while supporting broader policy changes.

These projects are part of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Innovation Strategy that prioritizes action related to mental health and healthier weights, reaching more than 1.5 million people in over 800 communities in need.

Read the full press release here