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