Partnership Philosophy and Values
Healthy Abbotsford is committed to a "relationship-based" philosophy. We work diligently
to foster strong working relationships between our partners and other government agencies,
community organizations, the private sector, and individuals. We achieve this by creating
specific strategies and measures to nurture and expand relationships committed to the same
The Abbotsford news contributes to healthy living through a regular healthy living section meant to inspire community members to live healthy lives. The Abbotsford News supports Healthy Abbotsford initiatives through in-kind advertising space, design concepts and expertise in promotional strategies.
The City of Abbotsford provides the overall coordination of the Healthy Abbotsford Partnership and strategic plan. This includes providing resources to coordinate community events and programs; maintaining the Healthy Abbotsford website; and showing leadership by ensuring that health living is a high priority within the City of Abbotsford.
Fraser Health Authority provides a valuable link between the health sector and the community by contributing public health expertise and community health information to the Healthy Abbotsford Partnership. Their input helps to set the strategic direction of the partnership and to evaluate the impact of our efforts.
The Abbotsford School District is pivotal in ensuring that the message of healthy living reaches students and their families by providing a venue for teaching about healthy living, assisting to deliver information on Healthy Abbotsford initiatives and providing expertise on engaging children and youth in adopting healthier lifestyles.
The University of the Fraser Valley provides expertise in health education and research valuable to inform the activities of Healthy Abbotsford. As well, UFV provides access to school employees and students who can play a lead role as healthy living advocates in the community.