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engaging-marginalized-communitiesCommunity Development Halton recently embarked on a journey of relationship and trust building in the Halton community amongst those living in marginalized circumstances.

Through community soundings in community spaces and in places such as community suppers, food banks, BBQs and coffee shops, the research team asked two questions:

  • What is going well for you?
  • What are your biggest headaches?

The response to those two question provided a snap shot into the social determinants of health for those rarely consulted and not acknowledged in a prosperous community.

Community leaders identified through the community sounding process were hired and trained to conduct a community survey to build on those initial findings. The survey further defined factors that impact health for those living in marginalized communities.