Good morning everyone!
My name is Julie Cryderman, I am a Health Promoter with Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, based in Belleville, Ontario! I am fairly new to Built Environment/Health in All Policies, and from reading the other introductions, it seems as though I have many great peers to learn from! I am really looking forward to joining the discussion threads and using this forum to connect with other professionals throughout Canada!
Right now, one of my main focuses is on helping to support cycling and walkability in the Quinte Region. We have our upcoming Bay of Quinte Bike Month, encouraging folks in the community to start walking, biking and rolling instead of driving, offering educational events for all levels on bicycle infrastructure, hosting a Ride to School with the Mayor, and much more! I am very intesrested in creating more events and health promotion strategies such as this, so that we encourage folks to be walking and biking more throughout the whole year, not just one month (our weather obviously creates some challenges, but I think there is more to be done with the cycling and walking networks in our communities that can really have a grand impact on those looking for the active transportation routes).
Again, just really looking forward to virtually meeting everyone and hearing about different strategies used, challenges faced, and success stories from everyone!
Have a great day!