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

2017 Age-friendly Recipients Announced

2017 Age-friendly Recipients Announced

Mar 13th, 2017 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

Congratulations to the 18 communities in BC awarded UBCM's Age-friendly Communities Grants. BC Healthy Communities is offering additional support for building an age-friendly community. Find out more here: www.bchealthycommunities.ca/afcb.   A housing study for First Nations Elders and develo...

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Social Justice workshops for youth in Victoria hosted by the City of Victoria Youth Council

Social Justice workshops for youth in Victoria hosted by the City of Victoria Youth Council

Youth ages 14-24 are welcome to join the City of Victoria Youth Council for upcoming drop-in workshops for free! Youth can register individually or invite their program leaders to register on behalf of the members of a youth group. All workshops will take place at theDock:  300-722 Cormo...

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CVYC Garden Project

CVYC Garden Project

The City of Victoria Youth Council’s Garden Project invites all youth in Victoria to join us in cultivating youth space and building capacity for food security. Our vision for the Garden Project is to create a free and accessible learning space for youth to deepen their understanding of local ...

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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...
26Apr

Social Connectedness Grants Webinar

@ Online Apr. 26th 10:00 - 11:30 Free
Social Connectedness Grants Webinar

This is a free informational webinar presented by BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC). This webinar is to provide additional information on the available Social Connectedness Grants and additional capacity building support through the two streams of the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund.

Could your community use more resources and support to foster strong social connections, make a measurable impact on physical activity and increase the health and well-being of your residents? Are you a local government with partnerships with your community and health authority in place? If you are thinking of applying for funding with additional support from the PlanH Social Connectedness Grants, applicants are highly encouraged to attend this webinar.