Community Health and Wellbeing Week #CHWW2019

Cornwall, October 17, 2019 – From October 21 to 27, Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE) will celebrate its work with local partners to build a healthier, more connected community. Community Health and Wellbeing Week (#CHWW2019) is a province-wide initiative to raise awareness about the local programs, services and engagement initiatives that build stronger, more resilient and healthier communities across Ontario. This year’s theme is Connected Teams, Connected People, Connected Communities. Here are the free activities organized to launch this week. For more information, please see the posters attached.

Proclamation and flag raising – Monday, October 21, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Lamoureux Park, Clock Tower, Cornwall

  • Seaway Valley Community Health Centre (SVCHC), Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE), partners and community members will meet for a flag raising and official proclamation of the Community Health and Wellbeing Week.

Bilingual outdoor exercise session – Monday, October 21, 12:00 p.m.

Where: Lamoureux Park, Bandshell, Cornwall

  • Let’s move with Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE) and Seaway Valley Community Health Centre (SVCHC)! This is a free activity and door prizes will be drawn.

[French activity]

Soirée-cinéma « Enfants / Grands-parents » – Lundi 21 octobre à 18 h

Endroit : Bibliothèque publique de Cornwall (45, Second Est)

  • Venez visionner le film NOÉMIE, LE SECRET (AUDITOIRE : G) à la Bibliothèque publique de Cornwall. Cette activité est gratuite, mais une contribution en denrées non périssables serait appréciée. Toutes les denrées amassées seront remises au Centre Agapè.

This week gives us the opportunity to spotlight the everyday heroes at CSCE – including staff, volunteers and community members – who strive to build a healthier, more connected community. The week also highlights the local partnerships we have built, which enable us to help more people and change more lives in seamless and integrated ways.

“We know that unique barriers exist in Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott and Russell, that may limit peoples’ potential for total health and wellbeing,” says Marc Bisson, CSCE Executive Director. “That is why here at CSCE, we start by connecting with the people in our community – to learn about their needs, their ideas, experiences, and to get their feedback – and then connect with local partners to build a personalized approach to a healthier community.”

Focusing on local needs and barriers increases people’s capacity to stay healthy, and promotes trust between the community and health providers. “We work together to connect teams and people who build healthier communities, and those efforts benefit us all here in our community”, says Marc Bisson. “In a connected community, fewer people get sick, more people engage with their own wellbeing, and together we can reduce pressure and costs for the health care system.”

Community Health and Wellbeing Week is coordinated by the Alliance for Healthier Communities of which Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie is a member. Each of the more than 100 members of the Alliance is governed by its local community members, which equips them to orient services and programs to community needs and focus on populations facing barriers to their best possible health and wellbeing.