Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Projects: Healthy Community Steering Committee

Healthy Community Steering Committee

Healthy communities don't just happen...they are built by caring people who want to make a difference.

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation supports local programs and initiatives to assist in creating the healthiest community possible, through both the Healthy Community Grants program and the Healthy Community Steering Committee.

The Healthy Community Steering Committee is comprised of 25 community stakeholders representing a wide range of local businesses, non-profit organizations, City officials, Fraser Health staff, and PAHF staff and board members. This Committee meets bi-monthly to discuss local challenges and opportunities to increase and encourage health promotion and wellness within the community through awareness, activations, and education programs. This Committee reviews funding requests from local organizations that exceed $100,000, in addition to spearheading its own large scale initiatives with the potential to impact the level of health within the community of SS/WR and its residents.

The anticipated outcome for SS/WR will be a community where residents volunteer, neighbours know their neighbours as friends, people have a sense of belonging, and everyone has the opportunity and desire to learn about and participate in health activities and community events.

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“Let’s be inspired to be a healthier community by encouraging the use of parks, trails, and outdoor and indoor amenities. How we design and structure our communities is linked to the social, physical and emotional health of our citizens.”
Larry Robinson (1949-2014)

Our Mission

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VISION

South Surrey/White Rock is a healthy community where people are committed to physical, mental, and social well-being.

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GOAL

Advocate for a healthy community — Increase awareness of, and access to, health and wellness opportunities within our community by investing in initiatives focused on healthy lifestyles.

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FOCUS

Healthy lifestyle for individuals

Areas of Interest

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation supports local programs and initiatives to assist in creating the healthiest community possible, through both the Healthy Community Grants program and the Healthy Community Steering Committee. Areas of interest include: 

  1. Nutrition/Diet

    Provide access to educational information programs to support healthy eating (provide opportunities and educational materials to encourage individuals to make healthy choices)

  2. Health Education

    Give citizens access to information related to their own health, and how to promote health at an individual and community level

  3. Physical Literacy

    Promote health, physical activity and personal skill development in individuals

  4. Healthy Built Environments

    Create and maintain health-enabling and natural environemnts that are supportive of health promotion

  5. Social/Mental Wellbeing

    Promote and give access to information, tools, and programs to support individual mental and social wellness

Healthy Community Steering Committee Goals

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Join our movement to make a lasting impact on community health for all who live in White Rock and South Surrey! Visit our Move for Life page to learn more. You can also support our Generations Playground project or consider applying for a Healthy Community Grant.