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.
The second public consultation on B.C.'s climate action plan is now open, until March 25, 2016 at noon. To participate, read the Consultation Guide and provide thoughts on the most important actions we can take to lower our greenhouse gas emissions and take advantage of the low carbon economy of the...>> full story
By Michelle Sandsmark Positive early childhood development is critical for youth to thrive throughout their lives. The Cities Fit For Children Summit is helping to create communities that let kids thrive. Last November decision-makers and leaders representing a range of sectors including local gov...>> full story
The BC Healthy Communities team welcomes two babies and a new staff member! PlanH Program Manager, Kerri Klein, and Special Projects Coordinator, Claudia de Haan, both welcomed newborn girls to their families this past winter. We are pleased to welcome Mikiko Mori as Finance and Operations C...>> full story
Calling all change-makers, community leaders and SFU students with a passion for social change!
FREE workshop for Surrey-based organizations, community members and SFU students working on complex social issues. This workshop will be a dynamic Q&A designed for people who want to learn more about the Collective Impact model, or those in the early stages of a Collective Impact effort. Liz Weaver, Vice President of Tamarack Institute will be leading the workshop. Tamarack is a charity that develops and supports learning communities and supports collaborative efforts for social change.
The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and the BC Health Coalition are co-sponsoring a talk by Dr. Courtney Howard - Climate-Health Lead Board Member, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Canadian liaison to Global Climate and Health Alliance, Emergency Physician, Yellowknife.
The British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society’s (BCANDS) 2016 Vancouver Island Disability and Wellness Gathering seeks to bring together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal disability and health stakeholders, community and organizational leadership, governments and service providers from across the Island Health Authority and beyond.