Planning & Consulting Services
Equity is fundamental to our work. We understand the importance of ensuring access and opportunities to healthy food, transportation, adequate housing, green space, economic opportunity and input to local decision-making for all residents. In our projects, we work towards developing partnerships, tools, and strategies that support sustainable communities and optimum well-being for all.
Community Health & Well-being
We support communities and organizations to understand how their work influences health and well-being. With bring research, policy and practice together to develop partnerships, tools, and strategies that support improved health and better quality of life for all.
Through the development of equity frameworks and equity 'lenses' we offer an analysis of implications of policies and decisions with regard to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Health Impact Assessment
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a process that helps evaluate the potential health effects of a plan, project, or policy before it is implemented. Our team can use this powerful tool to help you to understand what the potential positive and negative health and equity implications might be for your proposed plan.
Planning for All Ages
An important part of planning more equitable and healthy communities involves ensuring that children and youth have a voice in the planning process and feel welcomed and included. We help communities and organizations take an approach that considers the needs and aspirations of people of all ages.
Sustainability & Natural Environments
The health of our natural environments is intimately linked with our own well-being. To be most effective, action to build resilience to the risks posed by climate change and to plan for sustainable communities needs to bridge silos and consider both health and equity. We can help build those connections.
Building healthier, more equitable communities and organizations is challenging work that often involves many sectors working together to tackle complex issues. So it can be difficult to evaluate this kind of work. Our team can help you put together an evaluation plan that will uncover the impacts of your work.