Create environments for all Montrealers that favour healthy lifestyle habits by providing support and acknowledgement
Making Montréal an internationally recognized healthy city
Some 150 organizations in Montréal have committed to making Montréal an internationally recognized healthy city by 2025. The announcement was made when Montréal’s 2017–2019 healthy city action plan was unveiled; Montréal, métropole en santé involves a regional group whose mission is to create environments that foster healthy lifestyle habits for all Montrealers.
Montréal, métropole en santé presented an ambitious action plan that includes over 30 local and regional projects to be carried out by its partners. The goal? Develop living environments that foster physical activity and healthy eating.
150 partners working to set up projects that foster healthy lifestyle habits
Montréal, métropole en santé’s 150 partner organizations will be implementing over 30 new projects to foster healthy lifestyle habits. This initiative is intended to create living environments that will enable all Montrealers to be more physically active and have access to good quality healthy, affordable food.
Recent data from national population health surveys1
- 1 in 2 Montréal adults is overweight
- 1 in 3 Montrealers has a least one chronic disease
- 6 in 10 Montrealers are not very active or are sedentary in their spare time
- Only a third of the population uses active transportation
- 60% of Montrealers eat little fruit and vegetables
- 1 in 10 Montrealers suffers from food insecurity
The groups that met as part of the Montréal, physiquement active plan developed 16 projects designed to achieve the following:
- Develop outdoor activities in people’s living environments
- Provide access to cycling and walking paths
- Develop active parks and green alleys
- In daycares, introduce sport and implement environments specially designed to support motor development of children aged 0 to 5.
More information at #Montrealactive: montrealmetropoleensante.ca