Be One of the 11,000 Who Make Peteborough Count!

Written by admin, September 13, 2013

September 13, 2013 – Community Invited to Help Launch Local Campaign for Ontario Health Study on Tuesday, September 17 at Fleming College

A new campaign is about to kick off, and Peterborough Public Health and its many partners want everyone to be a part of it. 

It’s not a fundraising campaign – no donations required – and it’s absolutely free to participate.

All that’s needed is an hour of your time to complete an online health survey at  And once you’re done, get as many others as possible to fill out the survey as well.

On Tuesday, September 17 at 9:45 a.m. in the main foyer of Fleming College (on Brealey Drive), students and community members are invited to attend the official launch of the Peterborough Counts – Ontario Health Study Campaign.  The first 100 people to arrive will receive a free pedometer.  Please bring your laptop or tablet to wirelessly connect to the website (it takes five minutes to register), or paper registrations will also be available.

Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health, together with honorary campaign co-chairs Mayor Daryl Bennett and County Warden J. Murray Jones, will be on hand to lead the high-energy, massive group sign up event.

The goal of this campaign is to recruit 11,000 local residents to sign up with the Ontario Health Study.  So far, more than 2,200 people already have joined, which means another 8,800 people are needed to create enough health data so researchers can answer pressing local questions relating to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, asthma, and much more.

This campaign is being organized and supported by a host of community partners, including Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Peterborough YMCA, Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Fleming College, Trent University, Peterborough Family Health Teams, Peterborough Examiner, and the Peterborough and District United Way.

A number of media sponsors have also generously contributed in-kind advertising including as the Peterborough Examiner, CHEX TV, the Wolf and KRUZ FM, Country 105 and 99.7 Energy radio.

For more information about the Ontario Health Study and to sign up, please visit


For further information, please contact:
Brittany Cadence
Communications Supervisor
705-743-1000, ext. 391