Collective Impact Grant

In the Region of Durham’s Health Neighbourhoods Initiative, five Priority Neighbourhoods have been identified in Oshawa. Priority neighbourhoods are defined as those neighbourhoods characterised by significant poverty and low levels of access to the determinants of health (e.g. education, good employment, healthy food, recreation opportunities). These neighbourhoods face significant social and economic concerns that affect the daily lives of those who live there. Solutions to these problems, although well intentioned, are rarely developed locally (within the neighbourhood), and generally do not directly involve those who are most affected by the outcomes. As a result, many individuals and families in these neighbourhoods, marginalised from the life of the City and Region, have very little input into the policies, programs, and services that are set out to assist them and ostensibly improve the communities in which they live.

To read the final report click here: Community-Service Planning South-Oshawa-Report