Spark Together for Healthy Kids held a networking event at the Benson Centre on June 15 to celebrate its accomplishments and raise awareness about the Spark Advocacy Grant.
“We are trying to spread the word about the grants,” said Micheline Turnau, Community Mission Specialist for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario’s Champlain District.
Spark is an affiliate of the Heart and Stroke Foundation which offers Spark Advocacy Grants twice per year. Turnau says the applications for grants are low because people don’t know enough about it.
On hand at the breakfast was Louise Simmons of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) to discuss the “Energize my Community” project. Through the project and advocacy development grant of $5,000, which was funded in May 2010, the EOHU wants to take action to help address the high incidence of childhood obesity in the region.
For more info about the Spark Advocacy Grants visit www.heartandstroke.ca/spark.