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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Supporting Innovation with Developmental Evaluation - a Conversation with Natasha Blanchet-Cohen

Supporting Innovation with Developmental Evaluation - a Conversation with Natasha Blanchet-Cohen

Jun 07th, 2016

Gagan Leekha, BCHC Community Liaison, had a chance to talk to Natasha Blanchet-Cohen about developmental evaluation. Natasha Blanchet-Cohen is based in Montreal, Quebec and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University. One of her roles is as a develo...

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The CVYC is Hiring!

The CVYC is Hiring!

Be the change you want to see in the world. Apply to be the newest City of Victoria Youth Council Coordinator and continue to make Victoria more youth-friendly and to meet the needs of youth in creative ways. More information on our Careers page - http://bchealthycommunities.ca/careers.

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Thinking Like a Movement: A Conversation with Al Etmanski

Thinking Like a Movement: A Conversation with Al Etmanski

May 11th, 2016

Al Etmanski is a community organizer, social entrepreneur and author. His latest book, Impact, outlines six patterns that help spread social innovation. BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) Executive Director, Jodi Mucha, spoke with Etmanski about resilience, noticing patterns and making mistakes. Jo...

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Laughing Allowed: A How-to Guide for Making a Physical Comedy Show to Build Neighbourhood Resilience

Laughing Allowed: A How-to Guide for Making a Physical Comedy Show to Build Neighbourhood Resilience

Jun. 8, 2016 in Articles
In the fall of 2014, a group of people in Victoria, Canada who shared both an interest in their neighbourhood and a quirky sense of humour were brought together to explore a question: Could they turn their experiences of the ups and...
Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide: Using Indicators to Measure Progress

Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide: Using Indicators to Measure Progress

Apr. 12, 2016 in Tools
The Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide has been developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (the Agency) as part of its ongoing commitment to promoting the use of the Age-Friendly Communities (AFC) model throughout Cana...
28Jun
Citizen Series Webinar - Growing up Northern: Raising Healthy Children, Families and Communities

BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) and Northern Health (NH) are hosting their fifth year of 'Citizens Series’ webinars'. These two hour sessions invite dialogue from northern communities on specific topics that are critical to improving the health outcomes of northern people, recognizing that community and civic involvement is a cornerstone to healthy people and populations.

4Jul
Learning Initiatives for Rural and Northern BC (LIRN BC) - Apply Now!

Learning Initiatives for Rural and Northern BC (LIRN BC) is a collaborative approach to building on the capacities of rural, remote and Northern British Columbian communities. The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is proud to partner with government and non-government organizations to provide and facilitate workshops to promote community learning and collaboration in rural and northern communities.

LIRN BC can bring trainers and facilitators to your community to deliver a learning event for residents. The 2016/17 EOI includes summaries for 25 workshops offered by LIRN BC partner organizations (including an option to “build your own topic”). Complete the LIRN BC 2016/17 EOI by telling us about your community and its challenges, and by identifying up to three workshop topics that will help your community move forward. If your community is selected, you will be contacted by a LIRN BC partner who will work with you to design and deliver a learning event that meets the needs of your community. Successful applicants would be expected to provide publicity support, venue and refreshments.

More information on applying can be found here