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The Council for Healthy Living

Demographic changes in Canada are associated with different health needs. This reality presents new challenges and opportunities for how we define and conceptualize healthy living. Canada needs consolidated efforts, guided by evidence-based models, aimed at creating integrated approaches to promote health and prevent and manage chronic diseases.

The Council for Healthy Living (CHL) is a forum for leaders from public and private organizations, across all sectors and regions, with an interest in working together to enhance the health and quality of life of Canada’s populations.

Our health and well-being are dependent on a myriad of factors—some are determined by personal choices, most are influenced by external conditions, circumstances, and opportunities. The Roundtable convenes stakeholders from organizations that wish to promote health across populations, prevent and manage chronic diseases, and create supportive environments and conditions that allow for a high quality of life. It provides a knowledge exchange platform to deliberate on priorities, and build capacity for strategic solutions.

Key Objectives

  • Address the health care issues inherent to the changing needs of our population.
  • Discuss the economic need to reduce the burden of chronic diseases.
  • Identify best practices and effective health promotion strategies.
  • Advance action plans to support healthy living strategies.
  • Enable knowledge exchange between national and international stakeholders.

Current Hot Topics

New Report—Community Wellbeing: A Framework for the Design Professions

A literature review, interviews, and case studies inform the development of the new Framework for Community Wellbeing, a collaborative research project between DIALOG and The Conference Board of Canada.


Designing for Wellbeing: Promoting Healthy Community Living Through Design 

Discussing the implications of an aging population

Louis Theriault

Louis Theriault joined TVO’s The Agenda to discuss the implications of an aging population on Canada’s health care system.


City Health Monitor

Find out which cities place well in the latest City Health Monitor. This briefing discusses the key findings for 10 Canadian metropolitan areas.

Louis Thériault speaking
Louis Thériault discusses the City Health Monitor, a ranking of health performance among 10 Canadian cities on Global National (at 16:38)


Thy Dinh discusses that despite increased knowledge of what keeps us healthy, Canadians are not any healthier than they were a decade ago in terms of chronic disease and other health problems.

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Members News and Resources

The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada – Designing Healthy Living

Understanding the report on Key Health Inequalities in Canada


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Dr. Peter Sargious
Senior Medical Director, Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services and Assistant Dean, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Nancy Polsinelli
Nancy Polsinelli
Commissioner, Health Services
Regional Municipality of Peel

2018 Meetings and Events

2017 Meetings and Events

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Contact Us

Ronson Brown

Admin & Meetings Coordinator, Organizational Excellence, Learning & Leadership
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Monika Slovinec D’Angelo

Director, Health
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