In 2009, Peel Health, with St. Michael’s Hospital
Centre for Research on Inner City Health built a Healthy Development
Index for assessing the health impacts associated with development
proposals. The proposed Peel
Healthy Development Index (HDI) is a framework
to provide consistent, quantifiable standards to inform planning
Local Communities Can Shape the Health of Their
Residents - Toronto Public Health has created a series of reports on
how local communities shape the health of their residents. Included in
the series are The
Walkable City and Road to
Health. Visit their website
for a list of the other reports in the series.
Sustainable Communities Conference and
Trade Show – Join hundreds of communities across Canada as
they come together to share their experience and strategies, for
sustainable community development. Join the forum
for municipal sustainability champions February
2013 in Windsor.
SAVE THE DATE: Help advance the Green Economy in the GTA. Participate in Clean Air Council’s Green Economy Summit - Friday October 26th, 2012.
This report, Urban
Forestry Scan, defines urban forestry, makes
the case for the importance of the urban forest, outlines some of the
key benefits of urban forests, identifies the actions that are being
undertaken by CAC municipalities to grow, manage and protect urban
forests; and identifies commonalities and areas for future
collaboration and action in order to protect the long-term viability of
the urban forest.
Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition to
support the vision for the conservation, maintenance and improvement of
green infrastructure across Canada. They have also released a report Health,
Prosperity and Sustainability: The Case for Green Infrastructure in
a clean, modern and reliable electricity system for all Ontarians is
this government’s number one energy priority. For more
information on their activities and plan check out the Ontario’s
Long-Term Energy Plan.
Ontario’s Green Energy Act (GEA) was created to expand renewable energy
generation, encourage energy conservation and promote the creation of
clean energy jobs.