Past Initiatives

Community Development Halton carried out various projects within the local community.

Burlington Physical Literacy Team – This project will provide physical activity opportunities in 6 different neighbourhood programs as well as workshops and special events reaching thousands of children aged 0-12 years and their parents/caregivers across the City of Burlington. Neighbourhood access to physical literacy programming will remove barriers and increase access to free programming that targets physical literacy development.

Funding for this project is provided by the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund through the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport. For more information on this project, visit the Have a Heart Burlington website at haveaheart.cdhalton.ca.

Healthy Kids Community Challenge –  Our Community is one of 45 communities across Ontario taking part in Ontario’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge. From 2016 – 2018 the Healthy Kids Community Challenge united communities with a common goal: promoting children’s health through physical activity and healthy eating. The purpose was to work together through collaboration to build healthy kids in vibrant neighbourhoods with a focus on physical activity and healthy eating for kids to lead healthy, active lives. Read more

Halton Nonprofit Network– The Network was mandated to bring nonprofits in the Halton area together to work on issues of common concern and to provide support to each other. The Network received an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant (2014-2016) that permitted it to further develop and deliver capacity-building supports to the sector in the Halton area. Read more

Acton Together – A community-led initiative to connect Acton residents. Visit facebook.com/celebratingacton

Acton Community Garden – An accessible, co-operative garden that inspires broad community participation in growing our own organic foodActon Together Community Garden Report – Year 1 (November 2012) Visit Acton Community Garden Facebook group

North BurLINKton – a community-led effort to connect North Burlington residents. facebook.com/nburlinkton

North BurLINKton Dinner Night Out – a community gathering that inspired new friendships and community connections developed through conversation over good food.

Chill Zone – an after-school program for kids in need, engaging school aged kids in various activities. This program provided participants with access to healthy food, homework help, recreation, fun activities and crafts. Staff and volunteers worked together to create an understanding and open space for kids to experience a positive sense of community and civic engagement.