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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Job Posting: Program & Events Assistant

Job Posting: Program & Events Assistant

Jul 20th, 2017

We are seeking a passionate team player who is keen to support our innovative team in our Victoria office. In this role, you will combine your administration and communication skills with your experience in coordinating event/data logistics and passion for supporting others.  You are an energe...

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BC Wildfires a Reminder of the Importance of Building Healthy Communities

BC Wildfires a Reminder of the Importance of Building Healthy Communities

Jul 19th, 2017

A message from BCHC Executive Director: Jodi Mucha BC Healthy Communities Society shares a deep concern and a message of hope to the communities affected by the state of emergency due to the wildfires across the province.  We have tremendous respect for the communities working together to supp...

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11 Local Governments Receive Funding for Improving Social Connectedness

11 Local Governments Receive Funding for Improving Social Connectedness

Jul 18th, 2017 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

The PlanH program, delivered by BC Healthy Communities Society, has announced the 11 BC communities that will receive support for creating stronger social environments. Selected communities will receive $170,000 in grants and additional in-kind coaching support from the Healthy Communities Capacity...

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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...