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

The Value of Urban Green Space

Nov 21st, 2017

At BC Healthy Communities, we recognize that one’s built and natural environments influence community health outcomes, and the importance of staying up to date on emerging evidence form experts in this field. On November 18th our Research and Impact Specialist, Diana Gresku, attended the ...

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15 Communities in the Interior and Island Health Authority Regions Receive Funding to boost Physical Activity

15 Communities in the Interior and Island Health Authority Regions Receive Funding to boost Physical Activity

Nov 05th, 2017 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC), in partnership with the BC Alliance for Healthy Living (BCAHL), has awarded 15 communities that applied for funding to support upstream action to work towards measurable impact on physical activity, and improve opportunities for physical activity in t...

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PlanH, BCHC's legacy initiative

Oct 27th, 2017 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

Have you utlized our amazing resources through our PlanH initiative?   PlanH, implemented by BC Healthy Communities Society, facilitates local government learning, partnership development and planning for healthier communities where we live, learn, work and play.  Working together wi...

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Building our Capacity to Better Serve Communities

Building our Capacity to Better Serve Communities

Nov. 20, 2017 in Healthy Communities/Cities
A Letter from the Executive Director, Jodi Mucha BC Healthy Communities Societies (BCHC) is continually exploring how to provide the best evidence-informed and practice-based services and supports to the communities we serve.  As BC&r...
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...
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Global Perspectives on Indigenous Ways of Knowing

@ Royal Roads University Mar. 5th
Global Perspectives on Indigenous Ways of Knowing

Designed to transform thinking through communication and collaboration, this course explores Indigenous perspectives across the past and present on topics such as identity, the environment, knowledge acquisition and renewed political relationships.