Global Forum Video Exhibitors

Ten videos were selected to be exhibited at the 6th Global Forum on Health Promotion in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Watch the videos and find out more about these local and international community health promotion programs below. You can also view the videos on our youtube channel.

Engaging the Leaders of Tomorrow – Bridge for Health

This video highlights the intersectional issues that affect one’s health through youth engagement. The idea of ensuring young adults remain mindful of their health and wellbeing is critical as they are able to develop healthy behaviours from a young age, as well as influence their peers to do the same. The video highlights the context and environment of which health-related behaviours arise so it is critical to consider those when reaching out to young adults.

Seven Sisters Healthy Heart Project, Sharon Jinkerson Brass (Wapse Panashi Equay)

This video discusses the learning experiences of the practitioners and researchers who together undertook the Seven Sisters Healthy Heart Project, a community based heart health promotion project. The project used a gender- and culturally responsive lens to engage Aboriginal women leaders and elders in a process of skills and leadership development. This is a tale of mutual transformation.

Swiss Red Cross

More than 18,000 volunteers support important health actions in all rural villages of Kyrgyzstan. The film shows the successes and challenges of a national health promotion programme using the example of two health actions – brucellosis and hypertension. The film depicts the work of the volunteers from the communities, engaged in the different health actions, the approach and challenges faced.

Toronto Public Health’s Diabetes Prevention Peer Leadership Program

The video highlights the perspectives and experiences of Peer Leaders and participants in the Diabetes Prevention Peer Leadership Program. There is disparity in access to health, and the effects are evident in the rates of diabetes across the City of Toronto. Training peer leaders within communities increases availability of culturally tailored diabetes programming and builds capacity within community residents to effect change within their own communities.

Ottawa Inner City Health

This video showcases a partnership between an inner city hospital and a group of local organizations focused on meeting the unique health and social needs of Ottawa’s chronically homeless population. This community-based program provides ‘care on their terms’ by bringing acute and primary care to the downtown core, as well as by bringing ‘health and wellness promotion’ through addictions counselling, housing transition support, mental health and other social services.

Love My Life…Tobacco Free!

The Love My Life…Tobacco Free! project’s goal is to normalize tobacco free environments supportive of healthy living for the mind, body & spirit. As informed critical thinkers, youth share personal stories and authentic messaging. Their revelations have the power to reach decision makers and transform their surroundings into tobacco free spaces.

Halifax Mobile Food Market

Halifax’s Mobile Food Market Hits the Road, highlights a new project that aims to find innovative solutions to food access issues. The Mobile Food Market launched as a 21-week pilot project selling fresh, affordable and culturally appropriate vegetables and fruit in five communities across the Halifax region that have limited access to healthy food. The Mobile Food Market aims to improve food access of low income residents, seniors, newcomers to Canada, people with disabilities and single parents.

Ever Active Schools

Kainai High School is on the path to enhance the health and wellness of their school communities. The staff and students embraced daily physical activity and have continued the momentum with the student’s PhotoVoice research project (youth capture pictures in their community that reflect a student’s view on health in their community). The awareness has spread and is having a positive effect on all of the schools within the School Board.

Hamilton Prenatal Nutrition Project

The Hamilton Prenatal Nutrition Project offers weekly group sessions to women who are pregnant or have a baby under the age of 6 months.  This project was designed with the determinants of health in mind and intended to promote access to service and reduce barriers. Participants enjoy a friendly, supportive environment.

Haida Gwaii Local Food in Schools

This video is a reflection of a 5 year old program that is focusing on increasing healthy, local food consumption in the school’s hot lunch program, connecting children to their food source and enhancing overall food skills in school aged children and youth.