Why get involved?

Benefits for children & families:

  • Better knowledge and skills for staying active and eating well
  • Better access and fewer barriers to healthy choices
  • Safe and supportive spaces that make it easier to be active and choose healthy food
  • Closer links with the community and more chances to be involved and included


Benefits for partners and service providers:

  • Acknowledgement of those who embrace the values of NWS
  • Access to tools such as the logo, website and promotional material
  • Promotion of Northwestern Ontario as a desirable place to live, learn, work and play
  • Building community pride
  • Highlighting and celebrating existing opportunities and strengths in the community
  • Creating and enhancing partnerships within communities and the region
  • Chance to expand existing programs or start new ones
  • Exposure for businesses, programs or services – for example, through local media coverage or community events
  • Opportunity to start or enhance programs and policies in your workplace that support employees in making healthy living choices with their families
  • Joining forces with other community partners to make all of our efforts stronger and longer lasting, beyond temporary funding opportunities