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The evidence of a community’s prosperity is seen at the neighbourhood level.

When people live in a strong and healthy neighbourhood, barriers are lowered, and people are freer to participate in, and contribute to, the community. Ultimately this benefits the community as a whole.

Strong Fort ErieWith this in mind, a network of people has been working together, since January 2019, to address neighbourhood-specific barriers, with a focus on opportunities, so that people can thrive and reach their full potential. Their work is based on a proven strategy that was adapted for our community. (https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/accountability-operations-customer-service/long-term-vision-plans-and-strategies/toronto-strong-neighbourhoods-strategy-2020/)

In the past two years, there has been a notable and measurable change in the level of prosperity and vitality of the North and South End neighbourhood of Fort Erie so our initial focus is in these neighbourhoods.

Strong Fort Erie Neighbourhoods takes its cue from the very successful City of Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy (TSNS) which provides a roadmap for action planning.

The City of Toronto followed a five-step process to strengthen distressed neighbourhoods and gathered evidence over 18 years showing the success of the TSNS. The TSNS can be found here.

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Public Health evidence shows a strong connection between social determinants and health outcomes, whereby, “the higher the social position, the better the health”.

A Health Equity Lens is achieved when everyone has equal opportunities for good health. Using an equity lens means considering the ways in which our actions and their consequences are experienced by, and distributed among, different groups in our Town.

BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES THROUGH NETWORK WEAVING

This is Strong Fort Erie Neighbourhoods’ initial strategy and approach.

Strong Fort Erie Neighbourhoods is working towards creating an Action Plan which will be built by: residents; agencies serving residents; policymakers; community planning experts; politicians; commerce; business people; volunteer organizations; and funders. Working together, we will create an Action Plan which will be informed by evidence and best practice – but most importantly, it will be based on the direction that the community wants to take.

Residents’ Lived Experience of Their Neighbourhoods
Data / Information / Knowledge

(Agencies, Resources, and Assets)

SFEN’s Neighbourhood Roundtables:

Children’s Health and Wellbeing
Healthy Youth
Access to Healthy Food
Age-Friendly Community for All
Investing in People in Our Community

Building a Neighbourhood Action Plan

Best Practice Expertise and Knowledge from Human Service Organizations

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