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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Volunteer Awards Celebrating Community Leadership for Canada 150

Volunteer Awards Celebrating Community Leadership for Canada 150

Feb 08th, 2017

In support of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Island Savings is celebrating community leadership across British Columbia by recognizing local volunteers who are making meaningful contributions in our communities. Do you know someone who’s making a difference? Throughout 2017, Island Savings...

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Submit Your Story to the Resilient Streets Toolkit! (Deadline Extended to Feb. 10th)!

Submit Your Story to the Resilient Streets Toolkit! (Deadline Extended to Feb. 10th)!

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’d lik...

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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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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...
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...
2Mar

Innoweave Impact Accelerator

@ Mar. 2nd 9:30 - 12:30 Free
Innoweave Impact Accelerator

BC Healthy Communities is happy to partner with Innoweave to offer this exciting Innoweave Impact Accelerator working session.

What is the Innoweave Impact Accelerator?

Since its launch in 2012, Innoweave has leveraged social innovation tools to help hundreds of organizations advance their mission and generate greater impact. We have used that experience to develop the Innoweave Impact Accelerator, a mini-workshop that helps organizations and collectives to clarify the impact they are working to achieve. A clear impact focus helps organizations and collaboratives more easily identify which social innovation approaches (such as developing a social enterprise) they can leverage to achieve and accelerate their impact.

7Mar

Community Engagement: The Next Generation

@ Holiday Inn Vancouver, 1110 Howe Street Mar. 7th $695
Community Engagement: The Next Generation

In our cities and communities, a new generation of community engagement is emerging. People demand to be engaged in decisions, they expect to work together and they want better outcomes for themselves and their neighbours. They believe by working together they can achieve a collective impact.

We need a new generation of tools and practices to inform, consult, involve and partner with people in building better communities.