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Good afternoon,

 My name is Kristen Boulard and I work at the Brant County Health Unit largely with Healthy Built Environments. Brantford-Brant County is located in southwestern Ontario. My role here is a newly created one.  I look forward to learning from all of you about your prior experiences. My background is in Urban Planning, I have a degree in Urban and Regional Planning  from Ryerson University and I have worked as a Registered Professional Planner in Development Planning for approximately 15 years.

Hi Kristen, great to "meet" you :) I am always interested in how different provinces and jursidictions organize internally to do work within HBEs. In the Brant County Health Unit, the Healthy Built Environments - is it a department? What faucets of the built environment do you folks include? i.e. housing (beyond housing inspections), land-use and transportation planning?

Here in Saskatchewan, public health is embedded in the healthcare system (rather than the municipal system) and we have recently amalgamated 13 regional health authorities into one so there is going to be some changes obviously to our structure! One of the key positives is that the Ministry of Health has identified healthy social and physical environments as one of the two priority areas for Population Health Promotion (that is the focus of my current department in Saskatoon). So I am really interested in how others doing built environment work are organized and support the work internally.