Imagine. A Healthy Community.

Healthy lifestyles. A vibrant economy. Affordable housing. Protected parks & green space. Accessible community services. Thriving neighbourhoods. Clean air and water. A sustainable environment. Ethnic and cultural diversity. Healthy public policy. Engaged citizens. A healthy community is all of this, and more.

What's New

B.C.\'s Climate Leadership Plan Consultations

B.C.'s Climate Leadership Plan Consultations

The second public consultation on B.C.'s climate action plan is now open, until March 25, 2016 at noon. To participate, read the Consultation Guide and provide thoughts on the most important actions we can take to lower our greenhouse gas emissions and take advantage of the low carbon economy of the...

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Building Better Communities for Our Children at the Vernon Cities Fit for Children Summit

Building Better Communities for Our Children at the Vernon Cities Fit for Children Summit

By Michelle Sandsmark Positive early childhood development is critical for youth to thrive throughout their lives. The Cities Fit For Children Summit is helping to create communities that let kids thrive. Last November decision-makers and leaders representing a range of sectors including local gov...

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BCHC Team Expands

BCHC Team Expands

Feb 04th, 2016

The BC Healthy Communities team welcomes two babies and a new staff member! PlanH Program Manager, Kerri Klein, and Special Projects Coordinator, Claudia de Haan, both welcomed newborn girls to their families this past winter.  We are pleased to welcome Mikiko Mori as Finance and Operations C...

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BCHC\'s Approach to Community Change

BCHC's Approach to Community Change

Feb. 4, 2016 in Tools
BCHC Executive Director, Jodi Mucha reflects on the Innoweave coaching process that helped BCHC develop an Impact Statement and Theory of Change - organizational tools for making a bigger Impact. BC Healthy Communities ...
Food Forward

Food Forward

Dec. 8, 2015 in Articles
By Celeste Zimmer Food is a complex issue that impacts everyone. It gives us a reason for engaging in how our local food systems are structured.  How sustainable is our food environment and culture? Is food shared and distributed jus...
Increasing Our Ability to Evaluate Complexity

Increasing Our Ability to Evaluate Complexity

Dec. 8, 2015 in Articles
The following article was reprinted with permission from fsg.org. Find the original article from Oct. 22 here. Evaluation can be a powerful force for change within organizations. As a result of how we assess our efforts, we pay attention t...
10Feb

COLLECTIVE IMPACT: An Evening Workshop on Designing for Social Impact

@ Room 201, 13737-96th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3V 1Z2 Feb. 10th 7pm - 9pm Free
COLLECTIVE IMPACT: An Evening Workshop on Designing for Social Impact

Calling all change-makers, community leaders and SFU students with a passion for social change! 

FREE workshop for Surrey-based organizations, community members and SFU students working on complex social issues. This workshop will be a dynamic Q&A designed for people who want to learn more about the Collective Impact model, or those in the early stages of a Collective Impact effort. Liz Weaver, Vice President of Tamarack Institute will be leading the workshop. Tamarack is a charity that develops and supports learning communities and supports collaborative efforts for social change.

 

18Feb

A Healthy Response to Climate Change: How to Take Action in a Warming World

@ Hillcrest Community Centre, Vancouver - 4575 Clancy Loranger Way – North East side of Queen Elizabeth Park Room 320 Feb. 18th 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free

The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and the BC Health Coalition are co-sponsoring a talk by Dr. Courtney Howard -  Climate-Health Lead Board Member, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Canadian liaison to Global Climate and Health Alliance, Emergency Physician, Yellowknife.

 

 

22Feb

Vancouver Island Aboriginal Disability and Wellness Gathering

@ Victoria Conference Center Feb. 22nd
Vancouver Island Aboriginal Disability and Wellness Gathering

The British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society’s (BCANDS) 2016 Vancouver Island Disability and Wellness Gathering seeks to bring together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal disability and health stakeholders, community and organizational leadership, governments and service providers from across the Island Health Authority and beyond.