The Superior North Greenstone Healthy Kids Community Charter

Why does Superior North Greenstone need a Charter on children's health?

Encouraging healthy behaviours during childhood is important to ensure children grow into healthy adults. Supporting children’s health and well-being is also an important investment; it can reduce future health care costs for communities.

The Superior North Greenstone Healthy Kids Community Charter is a call for action and an engagement tool. It aims to create opportunities and encourage advocacy to improve health for all children in Superior North Greenstone. The Superior North Greenstone Healthy Kids Community Charter outlines eight guiding principles across four key areas that are important to children’s health.

Guiding Principles for supporting children's health in Superior North Greenstone

Organizations and individuals are encouraged to adopt the following guiding principles in an effort to work towards health for all children in Superior North Greenstone. These principles are adapted from the Toronto Charter for Physical Activity: A Global Call for Action (2010).

number-icon-01Promote healthy choices for children by increasing access and opportunity to them.

number-icon-02Adopt evidence-informed approaches for promoting healthy behaviours in children.

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Address individual, social, and environmental determinants of health.

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Address barriers to reduce social and health inequalities and disparities between children.

Ensure cultural sensitivity and adaptable strategies to accommodate varying communities within Superior North Greenstone.

Create partnerships across multiple sectors to achieve impact in all key areas related to children’s health.

Support research, evaluation and surveillance to monitor risk factors, protective factors, and health-related strategies over time.

Advocate to decision makers and the general community for increased commitment and resources to support children’s health.

Four key areas for promoting children’s health in Superior North Greenstone

The Superior North Greenstone Healthy Kids Community Charter calls for action across four key areas related to children’s health.

Physical activity

Nutrition

Sleep

Social, emotional, and mental health & well-being

Who can use this Charter?

Individuals and organizations interested in enhancing children’s health can use The Superior North Greenstone Healthy Kids Community Charter. These stakeholders may include, but are not limited to:

Parents and caregivers

Schools and education

Communities and municipalities

Non-government organizations

Public health

Health care

Policy-makers

Government

Interested stakeholders are encouraged to support the adoption and implementation of The Superior North Greenstone Healthy Kids Community Charter and to engage in one or more of the following actions:

number-icon-01Show your agreement with the eight guiding principles across the four key areas by registering your support of The Superior North Greenstone Healthy Kids Community Charter at www.healthykidsnorth.com.

number-icon-02Exhibit your support of The Superior North Greenstone Healthy Kids Community Charter by publicly displaying the ‘Support Page’ within your organization.

Share a copy of The Superior North Greenstone Healthy Kids Community Charter with your colleagues.

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Meet with decision makers within your sector to discuss program implementation and policy action following the guiding principles of The Superior North Greenstone Healthy Kids Community Charter.

Superior North Greenstone Healthy Kids Resources

Show Your Support

I/we pledge to support The Superior North Greenstone Healthy Kids Community Charter and will endeavor to implement the 8 guiding principles for promoting children’s health in an effort to work towards health for all children in the Superior North Greenstone region.

 I am pledging on behalf of myself and/or my family I am pledging on behalf of an organization

Support for the Health Kids Community Charter

We pledged to support The Superior North Greenstone Healthy Kids Community Charter.

Organizations:

  • The Town of Marathon
  • Marathon Children and Family Centre
  • Brass Bell Family Resource Centre/Best Start
  • Township of Nipigon Council
  • Our Lady of Fatima School (Superior North Catholic District School Board)
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit
  • Township of Schreiber
  • Schreiber Best Start
  • Terrace Bay Best Start
  • North of Superior Counselling Programs – Manitouwadge/Marathon/Terrace Bay/Schreiber/Nipigon/Red Rock/Geraldton/Longlac/Armstrong
  • Township of Red Rock
  • Nipigon Public Library
  • Marathon Family Health Team
  • North of Superior Healthcare Group
  • The Family Place Child Care Centre
  • Manitouwadge Nursery School
  • Terrace Bay Public School
  • Schreiber Public School
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parent Council
  • Township of Manitouwadge
  • Best Start Manitouwadge
  • Marathon Baby Beginnings
  • Registered Dental Hygienist (Manitouwadge)
  • Manitouwadge Family Health Team
  • Sante Manitouwadge Health
  • Manitouwadge Public Library
  • 1st Nipigon Spark/Brownie Guiding Unit

 

Individuals and Families:

  • Jay Lucas
  • Michèle Lajeunesse

 

Join us in an effort to work towards health for all children in the Superior North Greenstone region!

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