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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Funding Opportunity: Age-Friendly grants support healthy communities for seniors

Funding Opportunity: Age-Friendly grants support healthy communities for seniors

Sep 18th, 2018 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

Healthy communities support all stages of life. In partnership with the Union of BC Municipalities, the Province has announced $500,000 in funding to support local governments in age-friendly planning.  For the first time, the age-friendly communities grant program is launching a pilot pr...

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Stream of Consciousness grant sets its sights on creating community

Stream of Consciousness grant sets its sights on creating community

Sep 05th, 2018

Stream of Consciousness is a digital media company based in Victoria, BC. They help amplify the voices of some of the world’s most brilliant thinkers, teachers, innovators and community leaders by delivering professional livestream broadcasts, webinars and eCourses. Through their 2020 Vision ...

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Evaluation: The missing link between process and progress

Evaluation: The missing link between process and progress

Sep 04th, 2018 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

Using evaluation to build a strong foundation For those of us who work in and with communities, it can be challenging to know how to make sense of the impact of our work, even when we are seeing growth, change and success. As a result, it can be hard to answer what seem like simple questions: Are y...

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Introducing Diana Gresku, MPH, Research and Impact Specialist

Introducing Diana Gresku, MPH, Research and Impact Specialist

Sep. 4, 2018 in Articles
Diana Gresku, MPH is BC Healthy Communities’ Research and Impact Specialist. Aside from her work directly supporting communities to achieve their health and well-being goals, Diana also develops internal and external evaluation tools,...
Four ways local governments can support mental health through community design

Four ways local governments can support mental health through community design

Jun. 29, 2018 in Articles
Characteristics of the built environment in which community members live, work, play, and learn have an impact on mental health. Community design decisions made today can have lasting impacts on your community, creating elements that will i...
Focus on health: Making the most of the Housing Needs Assessment process

Focus on health: Making the most of the Housing Needs Assessment process

Jun. 29, 2018 in Articles
By Sarah Ravlic, MPlan   Healthy Housing in British ColumbiaThe province recently introduced legislation to make housing needs assessments mandatory for local governments. These assessments, intended to better support planning fo...