While making changes over the last few months, Memphré en Mouvement...partners for 0-17 year olds! has carried on with its mission, reflections and actions. In the current context, concertation and collaboration are all the more important!
Again this year, we requested and received support in the amount of $202,000 from Québec en Forme, for our Healthy Lifestyles plan, and $265,395 from Avenir d’enfants, for our plan to help 0-5 year olds!
However, the funding provided by these two organizations is scheduled to end soon. As expected, Québec en Forme will suspend its activities in 2017. Therefore, the time has come to ensure that our work and efforts, now and in the future, focus on change objectives that will have a lasting impact on the lives of 0-17 year olds.
From the beginning, we’ve been working hard to develop actions that will last, either because they:
-spur communities to change their practices and to put into place sustainable environments that promote healthy lifestyles habits or childhood development;
-allow children and their parents to acquire new skills, which we suspect will help them maintain healthy lifestyle habits throughout their lives;
-support communities as they adopt new rules and policies aimed at developing environments that foster healthy lifestyle habits or the development of 0-5 year olds; -increase public awareness and act on the social norm, thereby directly impacting the decisions each of us makes on a daily basis to support the wellbeing of 0-17 year olds...
As you can see, we’ve already done quite a bit to ensure sustainability!
Nevertheless, our partners’ group is at a turning point in its life: Do we want to pursue our mission, which was redefined, a year ago, to reflect a more global and integrated approach? How will we continue to work together if we receive less money? And how will we be able to keep striving for change that will improve the wellbeing of 0-17 year olds in our MRC?
This is a great opportunity to reaffirm our commitment and to mobilize for the cause we’ve chosen!
Par ces billets, l'équipe de MeM vous tient informée de l'actualité du regroupement et de l'actualité en générale concernant les Saines Habitudes de Vie.