Save the date for ROI initiative • Launching HFFA.ca • Running for Food • OPP Safety Reminder • Save the Date June 21 for round 2 of DC Moves
As Headwaters residents continue to recover from a sever ice storm, spring is starting to show bits of bloom and green in our beautiful region. HCIA has fresh news too!
In This Issue
Save the Date: Wednesday June 1
Save the Date: Wednesday June 1 is the release of 2016 Community Well-Being Refresh Report and launch of Measuring Rural Community Vitality Project (with Rural Ontario Institute).
In partnership with the Rural Ontario Institute, HCIA is undertaking the measurement of a Well-Being initiative involving one of our project areas. Measurement and key indicators are becoming critical in securing funding for projects in illustrating meaningful results and best practices.
Wednesday June 1, 2016 at Lord Dufferin Centre from 1-4 pm
HCIA is pleased to host a distinguished Keynote speaker: Bryan Smale, Director, Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) and Professor at University of Waterloo As part of our on-going Community Well-Being Program, Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA) is pleased to present this information packed event you won't want to miss. The event focuses on well-being and brings together the following:
1. Release of the Headwaters Community Well-Being Refresh Report
2. Launch of the Measuring Rural Community Vitality Project with the Rural Ontario Institute
3. Keynote speech from Bryan Smale, Director of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing
This PROJECT sits within HCIA's on-going Community Well-Being (CWB) monitoring and reporting with two main goals: engaging municipal partners, business and CSOs and community members in implementation of community identified priorities from 2015 CWB Refresh currently underway; and, identifying best practices for other rural areas implementing and translating results of CWB assessments into concrete community actions to improve CWB.
Food Food File:
Headwaters Food and Farm Alliance (HFFA) officially launches its website!
Check it out at headwatersfoodandfarming.ca. You will find information on the Headwaters food scene and what is happening on farms, events and local food programs. HFFA has been a project group of HCIA for over 3 years now and has undertaken some ground breaking initiatives in our region. One of them has been the development of this site. Come to the Orangeville Farmers Market on June 4 and see us at our booth. Join in the activity as our super foodies demonstrate some fun elements from the hugely successful Farm to School program. The kickoff is in support Local Food Week from June 6-12, but if you're holding your breath, you can see it online already. There will be something for everyone at our interactive booth. Come and learn more about this terrific program making its way through Headwaters schools. Bring the kids! Kids, bring your folks! To find Ontario wide information check out loveontfood.ca.