The Wellness Coalition – Avalon East is one of six wellness coalitions in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The coalition consists of community groups, schools, local government, non-government agencies and others interested in promoting wellness and improving the health and wellbeing of people in the Avalon East Region.

The Avalon East Region includes the St. John’s and Mount Pearl metropolitan areas, Bell Island, Conception Bay South, the Southern Shore to St. Shotts, and Torbay to Portugal Cove.

Wellness Coalitions are networks of organizations that want to improve the health and wellbeing of people in their regions. The Coalitions bring groups together to work on common issues. They provide leadership, coordination, and support.

Examples of organizations that make up the coalitions are:

  • Community non-profit and volunteer groups
  • Local governments and service districts
  • Schools
  • Recreation
  • Youth groups and seniors’ clubs

Coalition activities may include:

  • advocating for healthy public policy
  • providing grants for wellness projects
  • sharing information about health and wellness resources.

Community organizations in the Avalon East region can join WCAE. The Avalon East Region includes:

  • St. John’s and surrounding communities
  • Bell Island
  • Conception Bay South
  • the Southern Shore to St. Shotts
  • Torbay to Portugal Cove.

Wellness Coalition-Avalon East is supported by:

  • Department of Health and Community Services
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services -Eastern Urban Zone.


Regional Wellness Coalitions

Eastern Regional Wellness Coalition

Central Regional Wellness Coalition 

Western Regional Wellness Coalition

Northern Regional Wellness Coalition

Labrador Regional Wellness Coalition