The Town of Innisfil's Community Health and Wellness Strategy guides the Town and many community organizations, agencies and volunteers to think, act and work together to improve residents' health and wellness. The strategy helps us:

  • Build on and align the great work already underway
  • Seek new opportunities for integrating health and wellness into all that we do
  • Bring greater focus to community needs

Our vision

Innisfil residents are physically, mentally and socially healthy and well.

Our mission

To create health and wellness for Innisfil residents to be their best selves.

Guiding principles

  • Thoughtfully work to address the social determinants of health by recognizing their significance, understanding their complexity, and approaching them collectively
  • Make health equity the foundation of our work
  • Shift the focus from individual risk factors and behaviours to societal conditions
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and build off existing community assets to make change
  • Be a municipal leader for promoting and protecting health and wellness

Everyone's responsibility

Health and wellness are everyone's responsibility. Ontario's health landscape is changing to promote more integrated and coordinated primary care at the local level. Funding changes for public health entities require increased financial contributions from municipalities. Therefore, the role we play in the health and wellness of residents will grow in the coming years.

Our role

We are well-positioned to affect the many factors that impact Innisfil residents' health and wellness. Our unique influence over policy and enforcement, placemaking, community programming and stakeholder engagement can directly affect our community's health and wellness. Our ability to come up with innovative solutions to complex problems and build stakeholder cooperation will help meet this challenge head-on.

Rizzardo Health & Wellness Centre

Our development of the Rizzardo Health & Wellness Centre demonstrates our commitment to providing residents with resources to maintain and improve their health and wellness. We can build off this momentum and commit to the strategy, which identifies how to improve the underlying and modifiable factors affecting our health and wellness.