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Healthy Canadians and Communities Fund

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The Healthy Canadians and Communities Fund is a funding program of the Public Health Agency of Canada. We aim to prevent chronic disease, including:
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • cardiovascular disease
These chronic diseases have common behavioural risk factors, including:
  • tobacco use
  • unhealthy eating
  • physical inactivity
We fund interventions in the area of primary prevention. This means projects need to address these risk factors. We also focus on priority populations who face health inequalities and are at greater risk of developing chronic disease. We identify these populations using research, evidence and consultations in the areas of health equity and chronic disease prevention. The priority populations for our program are:
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • newcomers to Canada
  • people with disabilities
  • 2SLGBTQIA+ communities
  • people living on low incomes
  • racialized communities (such as Black and South Asian)
Our program encourages all sectors of society to participate in supporting healthy living among people living in Canada. The objectives of the Healthy Canadians and Communities Fund are to:
  • invest in interventions that address health inequalities
  • encourage multi-sectoral participation in chronic disease prevention
  • uncover new ways to address the risk factors for chronic disease
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