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

We are hiring! Community Liaison Position available

May 23rd, 2017

We are seeking to hire a Community Liaison based in our Victoria office. In this role you provide critical phone and online supports to local governments, health authorities and community groups to help them navigate and access  a range of our capacity building offerings.   Once they have ...

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Apply for an Active Communities Grant (Island and Interior Health Regions)

Apply for an Active Communities Grant (Island and Interior Health Regions)

May 10th, 2017 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

Applications are now being accepted for active communities grants.  These grants are for local governments in Island Health and Interior Health Regions and their partners working towards having a measurable impact on physical activity. Grants of up to $30,000 are available to individual com...

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New Program Manager: Victoria Barr

New Program Manager: Victoria Barr

May 03rd, 2017

We are excited to introduce Victoria Barr, BCHC's new program manager.  Victoria brings expertise and passion as a research planner, specializing in the connections between community planning, health and well-being.  Her work in this area has involved leadership, project managem...

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Resilient Streets Toolkit

Resilient Streets Toolkit

Mar. 23, 2017 in Articles
This toolkit is designed to help you (and your neighbours!) start making your building, street or block more resilient with some fun, hands-on projects. We’re deliberately suggesting projects that can be done by small groups of people...
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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Esquimalt Resilient Streets Kick-Off

@ Archie Browning Sport Arena Jun. 1st 7:00 - 9:00 Free
Esquimalt Resilient Streets Kick-Off

Want to build more community on your street or in your building? The Building Resilient Neighbourhoods team is excited to be visiting Esquimalt to share ideas, resources and micro-grants to support you to further community connectedness with your immediate neighbours. We are looking forward to connecting to help make your block or building more resilient! Here are the details...