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. Cultural diversity. Healthy public policy. Engaged citizens. A healthy community is all of this, and more.

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Funding Opportunity: Age-Friendly grants support healthy communities for seniors

Funding Opportunity: Age-Friendly grants support healthy communities for seniors

Sep 18th, 2018 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

This grant stream has now closed. For follow-up information, please contact UBCM. Healthy communities support all stages of life. In partnership with the Union of BC Municipalities, the Province has announced $500,000 in funding to support local governments in age-friendly planning.  F...

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Stream of Consciousness grant sets its sights on creating community

Stream of Consciousness grant sets its sights on creating community

Sep 05th, 2018

Stream of Consciousness is a digital media company based in Victoria, BC. They help amplify the voices of some of the world’s most brilliant thinkers, teachers, innovators and community leaders by delivering professional livestream broadcasts, webinars and eCourses. Through their 2020 Vision ...

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Building Age-Friendly Communities: Healthy Community Planner Sarah Ravlic on the next steps for local governments

Building Age-Friendly Communities: Healthy Community Planner Sarah Ravlic on the next steps for local governments

Aug 22nd, 2018 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

Did you know that 7 out of the 10 Canadian municipalities with the largest portion of seniors are located in B.C.? As a result, more communities are exploring what it means to become age-friendly, supporting all stages, from childhood through to later years. BC's Local Government Management Ass...

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Creating stronger planners through Reflective Practice

Creating stronger planners through Reflective Practice

Oct. 17, 2018 in Articles
In the last half-century, the planner’s role and responsibilities have changed remarkably. Traditionally, planners worked to build and maintain the infrastructure of the public realm. In contrast, the issues that planners now grapple ...
Growing together: Reflections from the IAP2 Conference

Growing together: Reflections from the IAP2 Conference

Oct. 17, 2018 in Articles
In September, our Community Engagement Specialist Celeste Zimmer, alongside almost 400 other participants from around the world, attended the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) North American Conference in Victoria, BC...
A place to call our own: The connection between community well-being and placemaking

A place to call our own: The connection between community well-being and placemaking

Oct. 16, 2018 in Articles
Place affects our health in multiple, powerful ways. In fact, it’s now known that the majority of individual health outcomes actually depend on the environment that we live in, rather than our genetic makeup (Raphael, 2009). However, ...
20Nov

Physical Activity for All: Tools and Approaches for Equity in Active Communities

@ Livestream or In-Person at Sunset Labs, 401 Herald Street, Victoria, BC Nov. 20th 5:00pm - 7:15pm Free (by donation at the door)
Physical Activity for All: Tools and Approaches for Equity in Active Communities

How do we ensure equitable access to opportunities for physical activity in our communities? Join BC Healthy Communities for a live province-wide webinar featuring thought leaders and innovators in conversation about the planning and policy approaches communities can use to ensure healthy communities for all. This event invites local government officials, planners and recreation programmers, as well as health authority staff and physical activity researchers, to learn about the tools and approaches they can use to ensure everyone in our communities can be physically active. 

You can join us in one of two ways:

Presented by BC Healthy Communities Society through PlanH with the generous assistance of a Stream of Consciousness 2020 Vision Grant.
 

Moderator

Judy Brownoff – President & Chair, BC Healthy Communities Society, Munipal Council member, District of Saanich
 

Featured Speakers

Shannon Clarke, MPH – Community Well-being Specialist, BC Healthy Communities
PJ Naylor, PhD – Professor, Graduate Advisor, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria
Ame-Lia Tamburrini, MSc – Senior Manager of Physical Activity, Healthy Living and Health Promotion Branch, Population and Public Health Division, Ministry of Health