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Welcome to the legacy page for the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (1992-2019),
which includes an overview of OHCC history, and links to useful publications. Green Communities Canada is proud to host this page for OHCC as a celebration of almost three decades of accomplishment.
Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition 1992-2019
For twenty-seven years the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (OHCC) supported people in creating a shared vision of a healthy community, creating innovative solutions to meet challenges and building strong, equitable and sustainable places to live. Services were provided through three main streams:
The central office in Toronto coordinated administration, communications and events. Consultations and learning activities were provided by regionally-based community consultants on a wide range of topics relating to creating healthy communities, in English and French. They also published educational resources and fostered information and knowledge exchange through a website, monthly Bulletin, social media and networking events.
In 2018-2019, the OHCC Board of Directors assessed the capacity of OHCC within the existing funding environment. They concluded that the original mandate of OHCC, which was to educate communities about healthy communities, had largely been accomplished, and that it was time to close the organization. On October 19, 2019, members of the OHCC voted to dissolve the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition. The organization’s remaining assets were transferred to the Green Communities Foundation, who offered to maintain its legacy by providing this web page, with links to some of the more popular OHCC publications.
On October 19, 2019 members gathered for the final OHCC Annual General Meeting:
A history of OHCC and its achievements have been documented in
Click on other OHCC publications below for more information
Action for inclusion
Our communities, health, future
healthy food, healthy community
“It has been a pleasure to work in collaboration with so many incredible community champions over the past 27 years. May you continue to be successful in your efforts to foster healthy, equitable and sustainable communities.”
~Kate Hall, OHCC Board member, 2013-2019