About our Consulting Services
HC Link offers customized consulting services to community groups, organizations, and partnerships to support their work in building healthy communities. To meet your specific needs, our consultants can work with you by providing valuable resources, tools, problem-solving, advice and mentorship in a variety of areas.
Our consulting services are funded by the Government of Ontario and are provided free of charge, when possible.
Our consultants have helped organizations develop strategic plans, build partnerships, plan and facilitate workshops and meetings, and create policies. Our consultants are one of HC Link's biggest assets – with their extensive experience, knowledge and approachable manner, they can help you identify next steps for your organization or project and provide support to you along the way. No two services are the same, our consulting services will be specific to your needs and applied to the context in which you work. See examples of past services and read what others are saying about HC Link!
Our consulting services complement and build upon the other HC Link services we provide. If one of our events or resources has sparked the desire for you to take a more in-depth look at an issue or explore a new process to help you with your work, our consulting services may be just what you are looking for!
Requesting a service from us is easy – simply fill out this quick online form. Still not exactly sure what you need? Call us at 1-855-847-1575 to further explore your service needs and desired outcomes. Let's start a conversation and see where it leads!
HC Link's consulting services are available in both English and French. We are committed to supporting Francophone groups throughout Ontario as well as organizations looking at developing their capacity to deliver French language services.
The mentoring that [the HC Link consultant] has provided to me has been very valuable. Really, I don't think we could have gotten where we are without her. We wouldn't have had the funds to hire that person.
If you have questions about our consulting services, we have answers!
Our consulting services are designed to support your particular situation and needs in order to reach the outcomes of your project or work. Whether you are looking for in-person, phone or online assistance, one-on-one or group support, or even a full-day workshop or meeting with multiple partners, there are many options. You might require our services one-time only, or you may require continued support over time. Together, we will discuss all these options and determine how we can best serve you.
HC Link's consulting services are available to community groups, organizations and partnerships working to build healthy communities across Ontario. We work with a wide variety of groups from grassroots agencies and coalitions to public health departments to municipalities.
HC Link takes a holistic view of communities, recognizing that all sectors of the community are interrelated and that social, environmental and economic factors are all important determinants of human health and well-being. Some qualities of healthy communities include: safe physical environment; equity and social justice; adequate access to food, shelter, income, health care and recreation; strong support networks; opportunities for learning and skill development; wide participation of residents in decision-making; and strong cultural heritage. Read more on Healthy Communities.
If your group or organization is working to improve any of the factors that influence the health of your community and its members, then you are working in the area of healthy communities and are eligible for our services.
HC Link consultants will work with you in various areas of your projects or initiatives. For example, HC Link can support you to:
build partnerships and work collaboratively with other organizations and sectors
mobilize and engage your communities
create or change policies and influence decision-makers
integrate health equity and the underlying determinants of health into your work
develop your group's strategic plan
plan, develop, implement and evaluate your programs
expand your health promotion work virtually
plan and facilitate a meeting or workshop
develop your French Language Services and collaborate with Francophone organizations
Just ask us!
Our consultants have considerable expertise in a wide variety of areas, including — but not limited to:
local food systems planning
active transportation and rural transportation
network mapping and analysis
Is your area of work or topic not on this list?
If there is something that you would like more information or support on, call us and ask about it. We work closely with other agencies and will refer you to the right source if we do not have the expertise within our organization.
All of our services are funded by the government of Ontario and are provided free of charge where possible.
We have a listing of examples and testimonials from organizations and groups that we have worked with on our website.
You can easily request a service from us by filling out this quick online form.
Need assistance to complete the online form?
Call us at 1-855-847-1575 and we can do it with you in real time.
Within two days of requesting a consulting service, we will contact you to discuss your request, determine your needs, and establish a schedule to deliver the service in a format that works best.