Membership is diverse and consists of community, government and non-government agencies and others with an interest in promoting wellness and improving the health and well being of people in the Avalon East Region.
The Avalon East Region includes the St. John's and Mount Pearl metropolitan areas, Bell Island, Conception Bay South, the Southern Shore to St. Shotts, and Torbay to Portugal Cove.
The Coalitions provide leadership,coordination and support for local wellness initiatives.They build partnerships by bringing together individuals, groups and organizations interested in working together on common wellness issues in their local regions. Activities may include advocating for healthy public policy, providing community grants to enhance local wellness projects, or developing and delivering community wellness programs.
The Wellness Coalition-Avalon East is supported by the Department of Children, Seniors, and Social Development, and by Eastern Health.
This workshop is a follow up to the one we hosted last year Promoting Healthy Eating for Everyone: Taking Action on Food Security, where we shared ideas about how to incorporate healthy eating with a food security lens into project and program planning.
We promised to bring you back to find out what you’ve been up to and to continue the discussion with some fresh ideas under the three themes: local food production; access to healthy food; and education, awareness and food skills. Didn’t attend last year? No problem. New people and new ideas are welcome!
When: Wednesday December 11, 2019 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Paul Reynolds Community Centre, 35 Carrick Dr, St. John's (Glenyere Multi-purpose Room)
Cost: Free, but registration is required by December 5th
For more information or to register: email heather.powell@easternhealth or call 752-4912