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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Kiri Bird: on Incubating Social Enterprise and Systems Building

Kiri Bird: on Incubating Social Enterprise and Systems Building

Jul 11th, 2016

Kiri Bird is the Manager of Local Economic Development Lab (LEDlab), a social innovation initiative of Ecotrust Canada and RADIUS SFU.  With her background in communications, international relations, social enterprise and sustainable community development, Kiri has developed a nuanced perspecti...

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2016 Age-friendly Communities Recognition Award

2016 Age-friendly Communities Recognition Award

Jun 29th, 2016

Three communities have achieved the four milestones of becoming an age-friendly community, and with that have received the BC Age-friendly Recognition Award. The Village of Harrison Hot Springs, City of Pitt Meadows and City of Maple Ridge have been added to the list of communities who have receive...

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Supporting Innovation with Developmental Evaluation - a Conversation with Natasha Blanchet-Cohen

Supporting Innovation with Developmental Evaluation - a Conversation with Natasha Blanchet-Cohen

Jun 07th, 2016

Gagan Leekha, BCHC Community Liaison, had a chance to talk to Natasha Blanchet-Cohen about developmental evaluation. Natasha Blanchet-Cohen is based in Montreal, Quebec and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University. One of her roles is as a develo...

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Building Resilient Neighbourhoods at the Deepening Community Conference

Building Resilient Neighbourhoods at the Deepening Community Conference

Jul. 13, 2016 in
Effective neighbourhood resiliency is created with a focus on building local capacities today. This is one of reflections gleaned by the Building Resilient Neighbourhoods project. These reflections and more tools for resilience were shared ...
Laughing Allowed: A How-to Guide for Making a Physical Comedy Show to Build Neighbourhood Resilience

Laughing Allowed: A How-to Guide for Making a Physical Comedy Show to Build Neighbourhood Resilience

Jun. 8, 2016 in
In the fall of 2014, a group of people in Victoria, Canada who shared both an interest in their neighbourhood and a quirky sense of humour were brought together to explore a question: Could they turn their experiences of the ups and...
Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide: Using Indicators to Measure Progress

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

Apr. 12, 2016 in
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...
27Jul
Community Change Institute Webinar Series:  A Collective Impact Conversation

The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions launched an Opportunity Youth collective impact initiative and is working with 33 communities across the United States. The Opportunities Youth Incentive Fund goals are two-fold: to build strong evidence of success for utilizing the collective impact community collaboration strategy to build and deepen pathways that achieve better outcomes in education and employment for Opportunity Youth and, to make the case for increased adoption of the collective impact and community collaboration strategy as an effective model for community change.

Join Steve Patrick, Vice President and Executive Director of the Forum and Jamiel Alexander, Community Organizer and National Activist as they discuss the lessons learned through the Opportunity Youth initiative.

More information and registration here.

12Sep
Placemaking Week: Made in Canada

This September, global change agents will gather in Vancouver, B.C., for a series of events that will map the future of the placemaking movement. These discussions will take place at a critical moment, as Habitat III and COP21 set the stage for decades of dramatic change for cities. Thanks to the tireless efforts of advocates, the New Urban Agenda already emphasizes that strong public sp...
25Sep

Boomer Week - Aging With Attitude

@ Prince George Sep. 25th 9:00
Boomer Week - Aging With Attitude

Boomer Week is a celebration of healthy aging through many exciting activities such as hikes, health and wellness events, cabarets, community awards, and more.  

Find more about this vibrant event here