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Healthy lifestyles. A vibrant economy. Affordable housing. Protected parks & green space. Accessible community services. Thriving neighbourhoods. Clean air and water. A sustainable environment. Cultural diversity. Healthy public policy. Engaged citizens. A healthy community is all of this, and more.

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Top 10 of 2018: A year in review

Top 10 of 2018: A year in review

Feb 13th, 2019

Across the province, 2018 proved to be a year full of learning, action and connection. British Columbian communities continued to advocate for important matters in the places where they live, work and play. Issues such as healthy housing, disaster relief and First Nations reconciliation were top of ...

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Communities across BC awarded funding to support Age-Friendly plans and projects

Communities across BC awarded funding to support Age-Friendly plans and projects

Feb 12th, 2019 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

Across BC this year, 37 communities are receiving grant funding to support age-friendly planning and projects. The grant awards, announced this month by the Ministry of Health, will assist communities in supporting older adults so they can live active, socially engaged and independent lives.  ...

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Mobile ID Clinics open the door to housing and supports for older adults in Surrey

Mobile ID Clinics open the door to housing and supports for older adults in Surrey

Jan 31st, 2019 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

John lives in South Surrey. Now in his late sixties, John has aged out of the disability payments he used to receive, and has been living without heat, plumbing or power in a trailer in a backyard. His rent for this space costs him more than two-thirds of his federal benefits, leaving only a few hun...

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Using evaluation as a strategic tool

Using evaluation as a strategic tool

Feb. 7, 2019 in Articles
Evaluation matters. Our team at BC Healthy Communities integrates evaluation into all aspects of our work– from start to finish. Evaluation is the process of critically examining what we do and how we do it, so we can understand the ...
Over a decade of empowering youth in the City of Victoria

Over a decade of empowering youth in the City of Victoria

Feb. 5, 2019 in Articles
Youth leadership evolves leaps and bounds in the City of Victoria. In the spring of 2004, then-youth coordinator Chelsea Peddle had an idea. She saw a gap between city politics and young peoples’ needs in the City of Victoria, and wan...
What\'s in your evaluation toolbox? A recap of the CESBC Evaluation Conference

What's in your evaluation toolbox? A recap of the CESBC Evaluation Conference

Dec. 14, 2018 in Articles
Two members of our evaluation team visited Vancouver in November to attend the Canadian Evaluation Society BC Chapter’s 2018 Provincial Conference. With the theme What’s in Your Evaluation Toolbox?, the conference ...