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Council for Healthy Living

Demographic changes in Canada are associated with different health needs. This reality presents new challenges and opportunities for how we define and conceptualize healthy living. Canada needs consolidated efforts, guided by evidence-based models, aimed at creating integrated approaches to promote health and prevent and manage chronic diseases.

The Council for Healthy Living (CHL) is a forum for leaders from public and private organizations, across all sectors and regions, with an interest in working together to enhance the health and quality of life of Canada’s populations.

Our health and well-being are dependent on a myriad of factors—some are determined by personal choices, most are influenced by external conditions, circumstances, and opportunities. The Council for Healthy Living brings together stakeholders from organizations that wish to promote health across populations, prevent and manage chronic diseases, and create environments and conditions that support a high quality of life. It provides a platform to exchange information, deliberate on priorities, and build capacity for strategic solutions.

Key Objectives

  • Address the health care issues inherent to the changing needs of our population.
  • Discuss the economic need to reduce the burden of chronic diseases.
  • Identify best practices and effective health promotion strategies.
  • Advance action plans to support healthy living strategies.
  • Enable knowledge exchange between national and international stakeholders.

Current Hot Topics

Louis Theriault
Louis Theriault joined TVO’s The Agenda to discuss the implications of an aging population on Canada’s health care system.


City Health Monitor

Find out which cities place well in the latest City Health Monitor. This briefing discusses the key findings for 10 Canadian metropolitan areas.

Louis Thériault speaking
Louis Thériault discusses the City Health Monitor, a ranking of health performance among 10 Canadian cities on Global National (at 16:38)


Thy Dinh discusses that despite increased knowledge of what keeps us healthy, Canadians are not any healthier than they were a decade ago in terms of chronic disease and other health problems.

Council Information

CHL brochure cover Download the CHL Brochure (PDF)

Council Chairs

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Dr. Peter Sargious
Senior Medical Director, Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services and
Associate Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Nancy Polsinelli
Ms. Nancy Polsinelli
Commissioner, Health Services
Regional Municipality of Peel

2018 Meetings and Events

More details coming soon!

2017 Meetings and Events

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Contact Us

Shannon Cripps

Network Manager, Health Economics and Policy
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Thy Dinh

Director, Health Economics and Policy
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