Partner with Us

We are building partnerships with organizations and individuals in multiple sectors contributing to health and wellbeing through improving our housing, planning, transportation, recreation, food systems, and research. The Housing for Health Project brings together a network of partners that meet regularly through our Partnership and Subcommittee meetings and Community Engagement workshops and events. The purpose of our partnerships is to build the multi-sectoral relationships that are necessary to improve our built environments for health and wellbeing, and other co-benefits including equity, accessibility, environmental sustainability and economic revitalization. Our partners share their respective expertise to co-develop and implement cross-sector initiatives for creating healthier communities. Our partners provide input into the Housing for Health Project and collaborate on the development of built environment-related resources that are in turn beneficial to their work. Join the Partnership Working Group to contribute your expertise while networking with other leaders interested in healthy built environments.  

Contact our Partnership Coordinator -

Join a Subcommittee

The Housing for Health project has many subcommittees formed for specific purposes.

Interested in joining a subcommittee? Current subcommittees include:

  • Healthy Community Guidelines Subcommittee - over 100 partners are currently working together to create a document with strategies to plan, design, develop, build, renovate, and maintain healthier and safer housing and neighbourhoods for supporting active living, healthy food and beverage access, and social connections. Subgroups work together on strategies for: Neighbourhoods and Streets, Healthier Buildings, Healthy Food Environments, Social Connections, and Smaller and Rural Municipalities. The Guidelines are anticipated to be completed later in 2021. 
  • Research and Evaluation Subcommittee - multiple faculties at University of Alberta and other universities and other organizations are giving inputs into Housing for Health research projects as well as working together to identify new areas for expanded research.
  • Conference Planning Subcommittee - interested partners join this subcommittee to help plan the Annual Fit Cities Fit Towns Conferences.

 Contact our Partnership Coordinator at

Join our Research

Our Housing for Health research team is made up of thoughtful investigators who are driven by a passion for finding ways to improve the health and wellbeing of populations, and assist our partners in improving health and wellbeing synergistically in their work also. We generate and use evidence to inform relevant changes to the built environment where people live, study, work, and play. We also work with partners to evaluate the improvements and innovations they are making to our built environments that could impact health and wellbeing outcomes.


Our current research spans different aspects of the built environment as it relates to health and we are always exploring new and innovative opportunities for collaboration. Is there a new project you are working on that we could help you with evaluating? Feel free to contact us if you have ideas for collaboration.


Joining our research can also mean that we will contact you when we are conducting research relevant to you or your organization. This could include sharing your experiences with us through surveys, interviews and focus group discussions, or other kinds of research from time to time.

If you are interested in collaborating or participating in Housing for Health research, please contact our Research and Evaluation Manager at

Community Volunteer

Join the Housing for Health Project as we host Healthy Community Workshops and test Pilot Community Solutions with Community Leagues across Edmonton!

During workshops, community members will explore how neighbourhood environments can shape their health and well-being, and the health and wellbeing of their families, from children to aging parents. We brainstorm ideas for building a connected, active, and healthier community, then work together to make them happen as community pilot projects.

What will you gain from this opportunity?

  • Experience in community engagement and participatory/co-design processes.
  • Information on how your neighbourhood environment can have a significant effect on your health and well-being, and the health and wellbeing of your family and friends.
  • Meeting and working together with your neighbours in joint efforts that will improve your community and that are social and fun.

Volunteer Recruitment

Our volunteer recruitment is open ALL YEAR long. Sign up to volunteer:


Your donation to the Housing for Health project will have a big impact. Individuals and organizations may choose to make cash or in-kind donations on a one-time, regular, or planned basis. Please contact the Housing for Health Grant Administrative Coordinator at to find out how to donate and to discuss the details of your donation, including tax receipts.