Join the conversation for helping kids get healthy

imageJoin a community conversation about how to implement the Healthy Kids Community Challenge.

Burlington is one of 45 communities across Ontario taking part in Ontario’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge, uniting communities with a common goal: promoting children’s health through physical activity and healthy eating. We are developing action plans for physical activity and healthy eating.

In five areas across Burlington, community members and local organizations are forming Neighbourhood Action Teams to have conversations about community activities, resources, information. Joining a conversation is a great way to get involved and to ensure families and community organizations are guiding the development of the action plans; to learn about your neighbourhood; and to have an impact on getting Burlington’s kids moving and eating well.

Upcoming dates and locations are:

  1. Wed. March 30, 12:00—2:00 pm

Aldershot HUB, 261 Plains Rd E

  1. Thurs. March 31, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

St. Christopher’s Church, 662 Guelph Line
3. Wed. March 23, 6:30—8:30 pm

Appleby Ice Centre, 1201 Appleby Line

  1. Tues. March 22, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Calvary Baptist Church, 2458 Saint Frances

  2. Tues. March 29, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Alton Branch, Burlington Public Library, 3040 Tim Dobbie Dr.

For more information, see the flyer here: Health Kids Community Challenge March meetings


Written by Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made.

As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington.

The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful.

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