EcoHealth Ontario has developed a number of different tools and resources to help build a shared vision of ecohealth.
What’s in a Green Space that Makes us feel so good?
Infographic developed by EcoHealth Ontario to highlight some of the key relationships between natural environments and human health. It outlines the benefits of greenspace to health and wellbeing and focuses attention on the actions that professionals in diverse sectors can take to make these benefits a reality through their work. Check out these posters that have been designed for a specific sector.
Improving Health by Improving Access to Greenspaces
An infographic developed by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
The Benefits of Nature: Ontario’s Conservation Authorities Contribute to Healthy People
Infographic developed by Conservation Ontario to show the connections between nature and people.
The Many Benefits of Being Active in Ontario’s Greespace, Mood Walks.
An increasing body of evidence suggests that one of the best ways to improve your mental well-being is by simply spending more time outdoors. This Infographic was produced for Mood Walks which is a provincial program that provides training and support for postsecondary institutions across Ontario to launch educational walking programs to support the mental and physical health of people through participation in physical activity, engagement with their community, and the benefits from exposure to the healing effects of nature.
Greenspaces are areas in cities and the countryside that are predominantly covered by vegetation, such as natural areas, parks, community gardens, playgrounds, street trees, yards, agricultural areas, wetlands, forests and nature reserves. Linking green spaces explicitly to the protection and enhancement of human health and wellbeing has the potential to help us reduce or mitigate the wide ranging and escalating impacts of climate change to the environment and our own well-being.
This infographic provides examples of both projects and policy initiatives that others can borrow.
EcoHealth Ontario has developed an Ecohealth Policy Toolkit to help professionals to create policies, programs and practices that create healthier communities by incorporating ecohealth practices and policies. The toolkit combines research with case studies of specific policies and programs used in Ontario.