Earlier this year, I decided to create a graphic in order to map out the history of Health Promotion in Canada — key milestones and movements from the 1970s onward. In many ways, this is a response to the lack of visuals and timelines I’ve found documenting health promotion activities. For a country that is internationally recognized for its leadership in this space, it surprises me that I haven’t found too many sharable graphics on this.
Here’s the full PDF draft: HP History_DRAFT3_AYIP
The timeline is unfinished and still in progress. Nonetheless, it serves as a starting point for documenting key moments for the health promotion movement in Canada. I realize that not everyone will agree with the relative importance of events in the timeline and that there are certain pieces that are missing (and only goes up to 2010), but I welcome your feedback. Please comment below with suggestions on what needs to change, stay or be added.
Below, you can find some of the references I used to populate the timeline. Many thanks to Dr. Suzanne Jackson for sharing her health promotion resources with me so this document could be created!
Health promotion in Canada: 1986 to 2006 by Suzanne F Jackson and Barbara L Riley