Creating Healthy Active Neighbourhoods

Introduction

Neighbourhoods can play a key role in providing opportunities for children, youth and families to be physically active, access healthy foods, and to create an environment that promotes healthy living. In fact, research has tied health outcomes to the physical, social and service environments of a neighbourhood. 

Using a community development approach, the Creating Healthy Active Neighbourhoods project seeks to empower and support residents to influence their environments in a way that promotes health and wellness. Residents are seen as the experts of their neighbourhoods. We work with residents to ensure grass-roots, sustainable growth towards healthier happy neighbourhoods and families. 

Looking to make a difference in your neighbourhood? Check out our Healthy Neighbourhoods Toolkit and the NeighbourGood London Programs to get started.