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The Healthy Communities Partnership: Lanark, Leeds and Grenville has identified two recommended actions, for our communities, in each of the priority areas:

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New Video Release: Nature 4 Life! - Local Leeds, Grenville and Lanark experts talk about the powerful role of nature in healthy child growth and development.

The Healthy Communities Resource Manual has been updated and is now available with many new additions and the inclusion of local plans, bylaws, practices and policies.

Our Vision

Healthy Communities Partnership Vision

The Healthy Community Partnership Stewardship Committee encourages all organizations, municipalities, business and community members to endorse the “Health Community Vision” developed by the Partnership in collaboration with many individuals and organizations across Lanark, Leeds and Grenville.

The Vision document identifies vision statements for four important contributors to health living and two to avoid.

Each vision statement has both an individual and a community focus. They reflect what community members and organizations thought was needed in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville to make the “healthy choice the easy choice”.

Endorse Our Vision!

Lois Dewey - Smiths Falls
Paula Stewart - Tay Valley
Elaine Murkin
Country Roads Community Health Centre - Marty Crapper
Rebecca Kavanagh - Rideau Lakes
Heart and Stroke Foundation - Beth Collins
Toby Stewart - Newboro
Julie Ingleby - Merrickville Wolford
Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services
Sandra Devaney - Leeds and Grenville
YMCA of Brockville and Area
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit - Board of Health
Danielle Shewfelt
Danika Wentzel
Jordan Schaillee
Erin McLean - Drummond/North Elmsley
Lucia Taggart
Tawnya Boileau - Brockville
Carrie Kasurak
Susan LaBrie - Mississippi Mills
Brian Peters - Perth
Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds & Grenville
Margaret van Beers
Child Development Centre – Hotel Dieu Hospital - Lanark, Leeds & Grenville
Jane Hess - Elizabethtown - Kitley
Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau - Leeds, Grenville & Lanark
Keith McPhee
Susan Turnbull - Township of Rideau Lakes
Maxine Weber - Rideau Lakes
Margaret Fancy - Front of Yonge
Jennifer Miller - Rideau Lakes
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Lanark County
Bonnie Schnittker - Mississippi Mills
Gina Inglis
Kendra Valliquette - North Grenville
Gillian Jackson - Developmental Services of Leeds & Grenville - Leeds & Grenville
Judi Baril - United Way of Leeds & Grenville - Leeds & Grenville
Nicki Collins - Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth, Lanark County
Lanark County Planning Council for Children, Youth and Families - Lanark County
Township of Front of Yonge
Township of Beckwith
Town of Smiths Falls
Jane Torrance - Almonte
Township of Tay Valley
Suzanne Rivard
Lynda Earl - Brockville
Jeff Mills - Mississippi Mills
Carole Chang - Leeds & Grenville
Amanda Mabo - Tay Valley
Mills Community Support
Township of Rideau Lakes
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
Lanark County
Fiona Dufour - Elizabethtown Kitley
Robyn Merkley - Cardinal
Marie Traynor - Brockville
Tammy Welk - Mississippi Mills
Peter Christie - Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands
Lansdowne Association for Revitalization
Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario
Diana Deakin-Thomas - Brockville
John Edwards - Mississippi Mills
Town of Gananoque
Town of Carleton Place
The Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands
Liz Huff - Seeley's Bay Steps Up, Leeds and Thousand Islands
Jane Fullarton - Brockville
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville
Town of Mississippi Mills
Township of Elizabethtown/Kitley
Alan Medcalf - City of Brockville
Lisa Miller
Christine Row, MAPsack Committee: Leeds & Grenville, Rideau Lakes
Anna Hudson - Brockville


The Healthy Choice Can Be The Easy Choice

In times gone by, active living and eating nutritious, locally grown food were just a normal part of everyday life. Times changed, and healthy living became more difficult. Organizations and people working together can create healthy communities, where the healthy choice is the easy choice.



Why Participate?

Community members have told us that they value healthy living and want a community that supports them to make healthy choices. We all have a role to play in supporting healthy living at the individual, family or community level. 
By endorsing the Healthy Communities Vision the organization is acknowledging the important role healthy living plays in quality of life, community sustainability, economic health, and a reduction in health problems and use of the health care system. It will hopefully provide a focus for the organization to think about what it can do to realize the vision and individual vision statements working by itself or in collaboration with others.


Dr. Paula Stewart

Medical Officer of Health
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

Phone: 613-283-2740


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