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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Submit Your Story to the Resilient Streets Toolkit! (Deadline Jan. 27th)

Submit Your Story to the Resilient Streets Toolkit! (Deadline Jan. 27th)

 Do you know about or have you read or heard about any inspiring examples or stories of neighbours voluntarily collaborating together on their street or in their apartment or condominium buildings to build connections between neighbours, improve their block, and help build resilience? We&rsquo...

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New Video: Community Resilience Workshop

New Video: Community Resilience Workshop

Do you know your community strengths and where you how to pull the strengths together? BC Healthy Communities participated in a hands-on workshop on community resilience in emergency situations to enrich our work in resilient neighbourhoods and social connectedness. Check out the video on the ...

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Five Powerful Community Initiatives Celebrated in Short Video Series

Five Powerful Community Initiatives Celebrated in Short Video Series

Jan 02nd, 2017 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

BC Healthy Communities on behalf of the PlanH program is proud to release a series of five short videos celebrating community initiatives from around the province. The following series of thoughtful stories, produced by BCHC on behalf of the PlanH program, describe first-hand how collaboration be...

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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...
Drawn Together Through Visual Practice

Drawn Together Through Visual Practice

Jan. 2, 2017 in Tools
The new anthology Drawn Together through Visual Practice demonstrates the power of visuals as a sensemaking device in an age of unprecedented complexity. In this anthology, 27 contributors share experience-based me...
Growing Impact - Learning and Leadership Cohort Launched

Growing Impact - Learning and Leadership Cohort Launched

Sep. 16, 2016 in Articles
How do communities innovate to increase their impact on complex issues in their communities?” Four communities from distinct health authorities are working to grow their impact through the inaugural healthy communities learning and l...
23Jan

Towards a ‘One Planet’ Region: a Community Conversation Series

@ Robert Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC Jan. 23rd 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm FREE
Towards a ‘One Planet’ Region: a Community Conversation Series

Join community and academic presenters in this series of free events exploring how to live within the ecological constraints of the planet.