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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Innoweave’s Impact Accelerator Workshop

Innoweave’s Impact Accelerator Workshop

Apr 12th, 2016

In early April 33 people representing 20 organizations from Quadra Island, Gabriola Island, Cowichan Valley, Vancouver, and Victoria attended Innoweave’s Impact Accelerator Workshop in partnership with Victoria Foundation and BC Healthy Communities.  The workshop was designed to help org...

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Mali Bain Integrates Wellbeing into School Communities

Mali Bain Integrates Wellbeing into School Communities

Apr 12th, 2016

Community Champion Q&A  Mali Bain’s passion for children and youth’s mental health and wellbeing has led her to become the Provincial Lead of BC’s WellAhead program, a philanthropic initiative of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. As a former secondary school teacher w...

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Applications Open! Community to Community Forum

Applications Open! Community to Community Forum

Apr 12th, 2016

Applications are currently being accepted for this program. In January 1997, UBCM and the First Nations Summit (FNS) jointly organized the first province-wide Community to Community (C2C) Forum.  This event brought together First Nations and local governments from across BC to discuss common g...

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Inclusion and Wellbeing as We Age: A Vital Conversation

Inclusion and Wellbeing as We Age: A Vital Conversation

Apr. 14, 2016 in Articles
Staying connected to our family, friends, neighbours and communities is a critical factor in healthy aging. In partnership with the Victoria Foundation, Eldercare Foundation, and Island Health, BC Healthy Communities hosted a Vital Convers...
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...
Addressing Health and Climate Change in BC

Addressing Health and Climate Change in BC

Mar. 16, 2016 in Articles
Growing numbers of public health professionals are speaking up about the toll climate change could take on human health. BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) is supporting the health sector to learn about, develop and implement meaningful and effe...