This document describes and analyzes five Canadian experiences of intersectoral action for health linked to local and regional governments. The main objective of this text is to provide examples for institutions who may wish to draw inspiration from these previous experiences. It is intended equally for local and regional health organizations and for local policy makers and non-governmental organizations.
The cases presented are:
- Vancouver’s Healthy City Strategy, in British Columbia;
- A healthy built environments initiative, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan;
- The Grey Bruce Healthy Communities Partnership, in Ontario;
- The Table intersectorielle régionale en saines habitudes de vie (TIR-SHV), in the Mauricie region of Québec;