Most Londoners enjoy relatively easy access to health care, but stigma, socioeconomic, and cultural barriers are still preventing many from receiving the care they deserve.

We believe in a future where all Londoners have barrier-free access to health care.

With rising obesity rates and long wait times for mental health services individuals in our community need better care, especially our most disadvantaged.

Our community’s holistic health and well-being, including mind, body, and spirit, must be a priority for all.

London’s obesity rates are rising.

In London and Middlesex, obesity rates have risen 33% since 2007, for those 18 years and older (17.9% in 2007 and 23.9% in 2016).

This is slightly lower than Ontario (26.2%) and Canada (26.3%)*.

Children in need are experiencing long wait times for mental health support.

Children in London can wait anywhere from 8 months, up to 2 years, for counselling and psychotherapy support.**

Londoners are consuming more alcohol than the average Canadian.

In 2015 - 2016, 21.5% of Londoners aged 12+ were considered heavy drinkers. That’s 3.3% percentage points higher than the provincial rate (18.2%) and 2.4% percentage points higher than the Canadian rate (19.1%).***

* Statistics Canada

** Children's Mental Health Ontario, 2017

*** Middlesex London Health Unit

We believe in a community where physical, mental, and spiritual well-being are equally valued, and the delivery of care is holistic in nature; where every Londoner receives timely care that caters to their diverse spiritual and cultural needs, without fear of being stigmatized.

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