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.
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...>> full story
Resilience is often taken to mean the ability of communities to respond and build back after a disaster or crisis. Increasingly, however, it is recognized that our resilience-building efforts need to focus on building stronger, more cohesive communities today not only to help us respond to crises bu...>> full story
It has been ten years since the World Health Organization announced the development of the Age-friendly Communities framework. This year marks a pivotal milestone in this international movement to create inclusive, welcoming communities for people of all ages; to date, 287 communities around the wor...>> full story
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.