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.

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Thinking Like a Movement: A Conversation with Al Etmanski

Thinking Like a Movement: A Conversation with Al Etmanski

May 11th, 2016

Al Etmanski is a community organizer, social entrepreneur and author. His latest book, Impact, outlines six patterns that help spread social innovation. BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) Executive Director, Jodi Mucha, spoke with Etmanski about resilience, noticing patterns and making mistakes. Jo...

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Bouncing Forward, Not Just Back – Lessons and Tools for Building Resilient Neighbourhoods

Bouncing Forward, Not Just Back – Lessons and Tools for Building Resilient Neighbourhoods

Resilience is often taken to mean the ability of communities to respond and build back after a disaster or crisis. Increasingly, however, it is recognized that our resilience-building efforts need to focus on building stronger, more cohesive communities today not only to help us respond to crises bu...

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Measuring our Impact for Age-friendly Communities

Measuring our Impact for Age-friendly Communities

It has been ten years since the World Health Organization announced the development of the Age-friendly Communities framework. This year marks a pivotal milestone in this international movement to create inclusive, welcoming communities for people of all ages; to date, 287 communities around the wor...

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Inclusion and Wellbeing as We Age: A Vital Conversation

Inclusion and Wellbeing as We Age: A Vital Conversation

Apr. 14, 2016 in Articles
Staying connected to our family, friends, neighbours and communities is a critical factor in healthy aging. In partnership with the Victoria Foundation, Eldercare Foundation, and Island Health, BC Healthy Communities hosted a Vital Convers...
Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide: Using Indicators to Measure Progress

Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide: Using Indicators to Measure Progress

Apr. 12, 2016 in Tools
The Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide has been developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (the Agency) as part of its ongoing commitment to promoting the use of the Age-Friendly Communities (AFC) model throughout Cana...
Addressing Health and Climate Change in BC

Addressing Health and Climate Change in BC

Mar. 16, 2016 in Articles
Growing numbers of public health professionals are speaking up about the toll climate change could take on human health. BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) is supporting the health sector to learn about, develop and implement meaningful and effe...
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Citizen Series Webinar - Growing up Northern: Raising Healthy Children, Families and Communities

BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) and Northern Health (NH) are hosting their fifth year of 'Citizens Series’ webinars'. These two hour sessions invite dialogue from northern communities on specific topics that are critical to improving the health outcomes of northern people, recognizing that community and civic involvement is a cornerstone to healthy people and populations.