South Shore Active Communities is a partnership of regional stakeholders from Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth counties whose goal is to help support families, schools, health authorities, local government and community organizations to increase the number of children and youth who are active enough for health benefits.
In 5 years, communities, schools and workplaces collaboratively embrace and encourage a physically active lifestyle through: supportive policy development; increased access to opportunities; enhanced places to be active (both built and natural) and; increased knowledge and skill development. More individuals, their families and communities along the South Shore experience and value the benefits of daily physical activity.
The South Shore Active Communities (SSAC) Partnership strives to mobilize and build, in a sustainable way, the capacity of individuals, families, schools, health authorities, local government, workplaces and community organizations to increase the number of people along the South Shore who are active enough for health benefits.
- To target our efforts so as to maximize partner support for target populations;
- To ensure effective communication within the SSAC Partnership (to avoid duplication and fill in gaps), and maximize impact of external physical activity promotional efforts; and,
- To be a regional leader in providing our partners with improved organizational capacity to support physical activity.
The South Shore Active Communities Partnership develops and monitors a work plan for the region, which includes
- Coordinating components of the provincial Thrive! Strategy in the region, where appropriate.
- Coordinating capacity building opportunities in the region.
- Providing linkages among organizations, resources and initiatives.
- Researching and disseminating evidence around physical activity best practices to schools, municipalities, community organizations and workplaces.
- Coordinating effective communication among partners in physical activity.
- Providing support and capacity building to local active transportation (AT) initiatives.
Click here to see our SSAC Work Plan for 2012-2015.