Partnerships and Projects




Health Nexus regularly takes on innovative, collaborative provincial and national initiatives, often in partnership with others to create a synergistic benefit. Here are just a few current examples:

Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance

Health Nexus is a proud member of the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA). The Alliance's  25 member organizations supports chronic disease prevention and health promotion in Ontario, and are a collective voice for effective prevention policy and programming. The OCDPA produces tools and publications on current and emerging topics,and participates in special projects such as the recent Healthiest Province campaign.

Ontario Health Promotion Resource Centres

Health Nexus hosts the Best Start Resource Centre and is a proud member of HC Link, two of several health promotion resource centres funded by the Ontario Government. View a complete list of these resource centres, including contact information and a brief description of their services.

Baby Friendly Initiative Strategy for Ontario

Health Nexus is supporting the Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital) through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Healthy Kids Strategy. The goal of the initiative is to deliver training and other supports to nearly 400 organizations in collaboration with the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health and the Best Start Resource Centre. Together we will support hospitals, community health centres, Aboriginal health access centres, birthing centres, family health teams and nurse practitioner-led clinics across Ontario in achieving BFI designation through training, consultations and resource development.


From time to time to time Health Nexus contributes to or leads a number of special projects, events or initiatives. Current examples include:

Collaborative Leadership in Practice (CLiP)

Health Nexus and the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) are pleased to partner on a two-year bilingual project to strengthen collaborative and equitable leadership in the non-profit sector —specifically in the context of partnerships and networks.

Healthy Baby, Healthy Brain

The Best Start Resource Centre launched a new website for parents: intended to increase parental knowledge about healthy brain development. The website, designed for future parents and those with children aged zero to three,  offers many suggestions to help them support their baby’s brain development and contains a series of short videos on topics such as nutrition, sleep, play, literacy, physical activity, attachment, self-regulation, discipline and stress.

é - Le réseau de l'éducation sur la santé et le bien-être

é is a partnership between Ophea, Élargir l’espace francophone and Health Nexus. The website is an online information network that brings together Francophone professionals in Ontario who are working with young children to high school students.

Strengthening Francophone Youth and Families

Parent Action on Drugs (PAD) and Health Nexus, as members of HC Link, have collaborated to deliver Strengthening Francophone Youth and Families - an evidence-based program model to increase resiliency in at-risk youth to Francophone communities across Ontario.  The project will work with PAD’s Strengthening Families for Parents and Youth (SFPY), an initiative involving at-risk youth 12-16 years old and their parents and caregivers in a nine-week program beginning with a shared dinner, separate adult and youth sessions, followed by a shared parent-youth session. SFPY was adapted from Dr. Karol Kumpfer’s Strengthening Families Program, 12-16, identified as one of the best evidence-based interventions of its kind.