why we do what we do
Principles of Practice
We design health promotion actions by customizing what we know works to the needs of our community.
Determinants of health
We recognize that health outcomes are shaped by the social, cultural, physical and economic environment, and are not solely dependent on an individual’s choices and behaviours.
We prioritize our work through an equity lens, because everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full health potential.
We recognize that health behaviours are not just individual choices, but also a reflection of the environments where people live, work and play. We work to improve the social and environmental conditions that shape our children and youth.
We acknowledge that successful health promotion activities must be carried out by and for the people affected.