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. Cultural diversity. Healthy public policy. Engaged citizens. A healthy community is all of this, and more.

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We\'re hiring!

We're hiring!

Jun 05th, 2019

Research and Evaluation Specialist Are you a problem solver who's just as comfortable working with communities as you are with data? Do you have a natural talent for recognizing patterns and themes in information? We're looking for an equity-focused Research and Evaluation Specialist to join our te...

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BC Healthy Communities nominated for Planning Institute of BC Award

BC Healthy Communities nominated for Planning Institute of BC Award

May 10th, 2019

BC Healthy Communities’ planning team, together with Urban Matters, recently netted a nomination for the Planning Institute of BC's New Directions Award for their work on the Strathcona Regional District Housing Needs Assessment. The project, which wrapped last year, was deemed as innovative f...

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Chilliwack to host the next Cities Fit for Children Summit

Chilliwack to host the next Cities Fit for Children Summit

As I arrived at the Chilliwack Neighbourhood Learning Centre on May 3, 2019, I was already impressed. The Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) is an integrated hub model and a fresh, bright facility that provides the space for community programming, a day care, and educational opportunities for both ...

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Evaluating with an open mind and a humble heart: Reflections from the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference

Evaluating with an open mind and a humble heart: Reflections from the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference

Jun. 17, 2019 in Articles
Image: BC Healthy Communities' Research and Evaluation Specialist Diana Gresku (L) poses with Sharon Bala, author of The Boat People and the facilitator of Bridges to Empathy, one of the sessions at this year's Canadian Evaluation Society C...
The A to Z of Healthy Communities: P

The A to Z of Healthy Communities: P

May. 9, 2019 in Fact Sheets
Political commitment is explicit “commitment to a healthy community by providing leadership and decision-making that considers health and well-being in policy decisions and planning.”1 “Many would be surprised to learn ...
Relationships more valuable than money: Rural community resilience outside the formal economy

Relationships more valuable than money: Rural community resilience outside the formal economy

May. 9, 2019 in Articles
Ever wonder what is going on in those small communities you drive through on your way to someplace else? Well a lot, it so happens… The community came together to build a cabin on donated land for someone with dementia who needed ...