The PlanH program supports local government engagement and partnerships across sectors for creating healthier communities. Recognizing that community policy, plans, and decisions affect health and well-being, PlanH provides learning opportunities, resources, and leading-edge practices for collaborative local action.
The RDOS was successful in obtaining funding from PlanH for the development and growth of recreation opportunities across the region.
We aim to lead and engage partners and stakeholders to work toward increasing the level of physical activity among all residents of the Regional District. We believe that regional approach to recreation will provide the following benefits:
- Increased connections with recreation providers, directors, commissions and stakeholders
- Inventory of regional recreation assets
- Increased physical activity and reduction of sedentary behaviors for residents of the Okanagan Similkameen
- Increased quality of regional recreation program offerings across the lifespan
- Increased capacity for provision of recreation opportunities
- Development of realistic short-term goals and long-range planning
- More opportunities for physical activity regardless of gender, age, income, education, ethnicity of ability
- Co-create solutions by the formation of peer advisory group
Through our strategic initiatives, we seek to further understand gaps in current levels of service provision, and determine solutions to promote change.