Get Involved with Health Equity

Health differences caused by income and social status are preventable.

Why not link up with one of these local groups who are looking at improving opportunities for health where we live, learn, work and play?

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  • Community Development Halton (external link)
    A not-for-profit agency in Halton that offers two distinct services: Social Planning (external link) and Volunteer Halton (external link).
  • Habitat for Humanity Halton (external link)
    A non-profit organization working for a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Their mission is to use their knowledge, skills, community relationships, volunteers and other resources to create and promote safe and affordable home ownership options with the aim of alleviating the cycle of poverty within our community.
  • Halton Diversity Advisory Committee
    The Halton Diversity Advisory Committee is an advisory body to Regional Council that works to enhance awareness and understanding of access and diversity issues while promoting respect, access and inclusivity for all Halton residents. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings. They encourage input from the public, either in writing or in the form of a delegation at one of their meetings.
  • Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (external link)
    The Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable is a community collective of organizations, institutions, groups, businesses, and individual community members that is committed to building systemic inclusion and equity in Halton.
  • Halton Food Council (external link)
    The Halton Food Council envisions a Halton where all residents have access to adequate, affordable, safe, nutritious and culturally acceptable food. 
  • Halton Food For Thought (external link)
    Halton Food For Thought has a goal to promote the connection between healthy food choices and improved learning through the provision of breakfast, lunch or snacks at school or community-based sites. Their program works collaboratively to ensure no child or youth in Halton goes hungry.
  • Halton Fresh Food Box (external link)
    The Halton Fresh Food Box works to provide equitable access to healthy, predominantly locally grown, fresh fruit and vegetables for all residents of Halton region.
  • Halton Multicultural Council (external link)
    The Halton Multicultural Council is a community agency dedicated to enabling every individual, regardless of ethnic origin, to participate as full and active members of the community through fostering mutual respect and understanding of one another.
  • Halton Newcomer Strategy (external link)
    The Halton Newcomer Strategy was developed by a local group that is working to create a welcoming, inclusive and supportive community in Halton.
  • Halton Poverty Roundtable (external link)
    A collaborative multi-sectoral group that acts as a catalyst to engage all sectors of Halton to address the region’s poverty issues.
  • Halton Region Accessibility Advisory Committee
    The Halton Region Accessibility Advisory Committee advises and assists the Region in promoting and facilitating a barrier free Region. They advise, consult, and report on matters relating to the status of people with disabilities, including municipal, provincial, and federal government policy affecting people with disabilities and the impact of these policies on the Region.
  • Literacy Councils are non-profit, volunteer groups providing tutoring to adults in reading, writing, and basic math.
  • Our Kids Network (external link)
    The Our Kids Network promotes healthy development, security and safety of all children, youth and families through neighbourhood collaboration, service integration and measuring results. Through community Hubs in Aldershot, Milton and Acton, they mobilize people to create positive opportunities, experiences and environments for children and youth.
  • Poverty Free Halton (external link)
    A volunteer committee that works to highlight the issues of poverty in Halton and offer solutions to all levels of government through education and advocacy.