THUNDER BAY – “We are working to improve the health of our community through The Healthy Living Style program, which aims to increase the health literacy of community members and support them to make healthier lifestyle choices,” stated Liisa Leskowski, Executive Director, John Howard Society of Thunder Bay and District
Through the Healthy Communities Fund, the province is helping local community partners deliver programs that promote physical activity, sport and recreation, healthy eating, injury prevention, tobacco control and mental health, as well as programs that address alcohol and substance misuse.
The John Howard Society of Thunder Bay and District will deliver “The Healthy Life Style” program, which will assist low-income persons with knowledge of healthy eating within a budget. This initiative will also provide an opportunity for participants to access physical activity and training through the development of an exercise program.
Supporting healthy communities is part of the McGuinty government’s commitment to increase the quality of life and well-being of families across Ontario.
“Programs likes these provide more opportunities for residents of Thunder Bay and district to make healthier choices, and help keep our community growing stronger and healthier,” commented Bill Mauro, the MPP for Thunder Bay Atikokan.
“Our government is proud to support innovative and collaborative local projects that promote healthy living in communities across Ontario,” stated Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
- Healthy Communities Fund grant for this project is $28,408
- Since 2009, the Healthy Communities Fund has helped support 488 local projects across Ontario.
- Find out more about the local stream of Ontario’s Healthy Communities Fund program.