The project ‘Improving Community Health and Well-being Outcomes through Conservation’ aimed to gain an understanding of the state of organizations working in the field of ecohealth and to identify TRCA’s unique role in this field. The project investigated evidence-based connections between TRCA’s core work in Integrated Watershed Management -- including the theme areas of Watershed Management, Greenspace, Built Community Design, Community Engagement and Education, and Community Health and Well-Being. Key outcomes of this project included: TRCA’s ability to articulate its value to community health and well-being to its funders, municipalities and residents and to provide broad direction on where it could have the most impact towards improving health benefits of the people of Toronto and surrounding regions. The overall goal was to support improved human health outcomes for the residents of our watersheds through improved watershed conditions. Funding: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) $36,700.
Researcher: Martin Bunch and Karen Morrison
Project Theme: Resource Management