Position StatementsCommunity Design and Physical Activity Position StatementAuthor(s):
Erica Arnett, Health PromoterPublished Date:
November 7, 2012
The design, infrastructure and layout of a community can encourage or discourage participation in physical activity, including active modes of transportation such as walking and cycling.
Design elements that can lead to increased physical activity rates include: street crossings, lighting, parks, sidewalks, cycling facilities, community trails, recreational facilities, presence of trees and ease of access to public transit, schools, shopping and employment areas.
The connectivity of sidewalks, trails, and cycling facilities is critical to residents' use of these facilities.
Community Design and Physical Activity Position Statement.pdfFluoride Position StatementAuthor(s):
Pat LambierPublished Date:
This report endorses and recommends the continuation of water fluoridation in the municipal drinking water of Elgin St. Thomas. The document provides an overview and history of water fluoridation, its benefits and scientific data on general health effects. Statistics and fluoride levels in the drinking water of Elgin St. Thomas are included, along with 58 scientific reference sites.Fluoride Position Statement-Nov16-11.pdf