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

New Opportunities at BCHC. Join our team.

Sep 08th, 2017

Two exciting opportunities have opened up to join our innovative team of healthy-community experts. We are inviting applications for a Communications Specialist as well as a bran new position as the Program and Operations Support Coordinator.   For detailed job descriptions see our Careers pa...

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BC Wildfires a Reminder of the Importance of Building Healthy Communities

BC Wildfires a Reminder of the Importance of Building Healthy Communities

Jul 19th, 2017

A message from BCHC Executive Director: Jodi Mucha BC Healthy Communities Society shares a deep concern and a message of hope to the communities affected by the state of emergency due to the wildfires across the province.  We have tremendous respect for the communities working together to supp...

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11 Local Governments Receive Funding for Improving Social Connectedness

11 Local Governments Receive Funding for Improving Social Connectedness

Jul 18th, 2017 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

The PlanH program, delivered by BC Healthy Communities Society, has announced the 11 BC communities that will receive support for creating stronger social environments. Selected communities will receive $170,000 in grants and additional in-kind coaching support from the Healthy Communities Capacity...

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Building Resilient Neighbourhoods - Four Years of Learning

Building Resilient Neighbourhoods - Four Years of Learning

Mar. 8, 2017 in Tools
This new report provides the results of  the first four years of the Building Resilient Neighbourhoods program. The report shares lessons learned from implementing neighbourhood resiliency projects in the Capital Region. Building Resi...
Case for Cultivating Community | Adapting to Challenges, Sustaining Hope

Case for Cultivating Community | Adapting to Challenges, Sustaining Hope

Jan. 31, 2017 in Capacity Building
The following article by Sylvia Cheuy explores the idea of community resilience as an ability, a process and an outcome, and examines ways in which communities can become more resilient. Read the excerpt below or dig deeper by download...
A New Community of Learning and Practice

A New Community of Learning and Practice

Jan. 17, 2017 in Articles
An exciting new type of leadership in healthy communities is emerging in BC thanks to BCHC’s innovative PlanH Growing Impact program. The inaugural cohort encourages teams from four BC local governments to learn from each other throug...
16Nov

PHABC Conference: Facing a Changing World

@ Vancouver/Sutton Place Nov. 16th - November 17, 2017 Sliding Scale
PHABC Conference: Facing a Changing World

Drawing practitioners of public health from all over the province, PHABC’s annual conference is BC’s leading forum for inspiration, sharing, and learning on public health and health equity at the individual, health care system, and community levels.

We look forward to delving deeper into Transformative Leadership and Practice and building on our theme from the summer school, “Facing a Changing World: Transformative Leadership and Practice,” and its applications through public health sectors Child and Youth Health, Indigenous Health, Planetary Health and Healthy Built Environments, and Immigrant and Refugee Health.

More info:  http://phabc.org/event/phabcs-annual-conference-2017/