Welcome to The Central Wellness Coalition website
The Central Wellness Coalition is one of six wellness coalitions in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Canada. Our network of members include community groups, organizations, government and non-government agencies who partner and work together toward common goals that promote health and wellness.
Our vision is that all residents of central NL will enjoy optimal health and well-being. Our areas of focus include healthy eating, physical activity, mental health, injury prevention, healthy environments, tobacco control, health protection and child and youth development.
The Central Wellness Coalition is guided by a steering committee of 10-15 members and is supported by the Department of Health and Community Services and by Central Health.
We are one of six regional wellness coalitions in NL and serve all communities (approximately 145) and all people (approximately 100,000) within central Newfoundland. Our region extends from Charlottetown in the east, Fogo Island in the north, Harbour Breton to the south and Baie Verte to the west, i.e. the samegeographical area as Central Health.
What do we do?
We provide opportunities for people to become involved in community action around the issues that affect their health and well-being. These opportunities can include: funding, education, networking, support and resource material. Each year the CWC provides approximately $30,000 in funding to community groups to support health and wellness initiatives, activities and programs. This money is distributed in various ways including the popular “community grants” and “community initiatives funding”. Learn more about these programs and how you can apply.