Eastern Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021-2022 Healthy Communities Partnership Fund, which supports local groups and organizations and their work to strengthen the health of communities.
Shoal Harbour Valley Cooperative 4 Season Park Development, Friends of Shoal Harbour Valley
The focus of this project is to further develop and enhance a 4-season park located in Shoal Harbour. This one-stop location will provide year-round low-cost community activities for all age groups. Partners include Riverside Elementary, the 4th Clarenville Scouts, and the Town of Clarenville.
Cool Connections Physical Activity and Socialization Program, Lawn Recreation Committee
The Lawn Recreation Committee will partner with the local school and the Burin Peninsula Brighter Futures (Family Resource Centre) to develop, plan and implement a 12-week winter recreation program. This program aims to provide safe, inclusive and accessible play spaces and will engage children of all ages and abilities in a variety of wellness activities.
Out the Shore Trail, Gulch Beach Improvement Committee Inc.
This project aims to connect two ends of the trail between the lighthouse area at Gulch Beach and the 18th century cannon battery on the eastern end in partnership with St. Mary’s Restoration Committee. This expansion will allow for trail users to access a safe and enjoyable hike along the coast of St. Mary’s.
Promotion in Motion, Freshwater Community Centre
A community-focused initiative that aims to provide education sessions on various health and wellness topics as well as offering health promotion events that focus on physical, mental, environmental, spiritual, and social wellness. This multi-layered project will be undertaken in partnership with the Freshwater Community Centre, the Community Youth Network in Placentia, as well as other community groups and organizations.
Slow Cooker Project, Stella’s Circle
Stella’s Circle will offer two 8-week slow cooker programs for the participants of Emmanuel House where they will learn about nutrition, food budgeting, cooking skills, and how to access community resources in preparation for independent living. Other partners include Bridges to Hope Food Bank, Memorial Market Dominion.
Upper Island Cove Community Garden, Town of Upper Island Cove
This project will enable the Town of Upper Island Cove to begin work on the building of its first community garden on town-owned land by bringing together the local school and seniors’ groups to build, develop and maintain the community garden. The future vision for the garden will see all community groups using the site for the annual garden party and other community-focused events.
Feeding Traditions, First Light-St. John’s Friendship Centre
This project, targeted towards Indigenous Peoples living in the St. John’s area, will bring together individuals, knowledge keepers, elders and other community members as they learn to cook culturally specific foods in both community and land-based settings. First Light-St. John’s Friendship Centre will partner with Fishing for Success on this project.
NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre
Responding to a significant increase in demand from the community for their information and support line, NLSACPC, will offer an extra training cycle to volunteers. This will increase their capacity to meet the demands of the 24-hour phone and text line. Key partners are Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and Quadrangle NL.