The main objective of this text is to provide examples for institutions who may wish to draw inspiration from these previous experiences. It is intended equally for local and regional health organizations and for local policy makers and non-governmental organizations.

For each case, we present the origin and objectives of intersectoral action for health along with the actors involved, examples of the actions implemented and an assessment of the activities. A comparative analysis of the cases, including lessons drawn from an examination of each case, is also included.

The cases presented are:

  • Vancouver’s Healthy City Strategy, in British Columbia;
  • A healthy built environments initiative, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan;
  • The Grey Bruce Healthy Communities Partnership, in Ontario;
  • The Table intersectorielle régionale en saines habitudes de vie (TIR-SHV), in the Mauricie region of Québec;
  • The Mobile Food Market initiative, in the Halifax region of Nova Scotia.

Five examples of intersectoral action for health at the local and regional level in Canada
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