Tools and Publications


Case for Cultivating Community | Adapting to Challenges, Sustaining Hope

Case for Cultivating Community | Adapting to Challenges, Sustaining Hope

Jan. 31, 2017 in Capacity Building
The following article by Sylvia Cheuy explores the idea of community resilience as an ability, a process and an outcome, and examines ways in which communities can become more resilient. Read the excerpt below or dig deeper by download...
Drawn Together Through Visual Practice

Drawn Together Through Visual Practice

Jan. 2, 2017 in Tools
The new anthology Drawn Together through Visual Practice demonstrates the power of visuals as a sensemaking device in an age of unprecedented complexity. In this anthology, 27 contributors share experience-based me...
Change for the Audacious:  A Doer\'s Guide by Steve Waddell

Change for the Audacious: A Doer's Guide by Steve Waddell

Nov. 8, 2016 in The Read
This new book focuses on approaching enormous global challenges from the perspective of creating a future that is not just "sustainable", but also flourishing.  Steve Waddell suggests that the challenges of issues such as climate chang...
The Read: Lean Startups for Social Change

The Read: Lean Startups for Social Change

Oct. 19, 2016 in The Read
“There’s a new way to change the world,” writes social entrepreneur Michel Gelobter. It's called the lean startup—but it’s not just for new ventures. It’s been revolutionizing businesses of all ages for y...
Growing Impact - Learning and Leadership Cohort Launched

Growing Impact - Learning and Leadership Cohort Launched

Sep. 16, 2016 in Articles
How do communities innovate to increase their impact on complex issues in their communities?” Four communities from distinct health authorities are working to grow their impact through the inaugural healthy communities learning and l...
PHABC Summer School - Promoting Health and Sustainability: The Case of Climate Change and Energy Use

PHABC Summer School - Promoting Health and Sustainability: The Case of Climate Change and Energy Use

Sep. 9, 2016 in Healthy Communities/Cities
Photo of BCHC Board Member Trevor Hancock - a keynote speaker at the 2016 PHABC Sumemr School. On July 11-12th, BC Healthy Communities’ (BCHC) practicum student, Katie Howatson, had the opportunity to volunteer at the Public Health A...
Laughing Allowed: A How-to Guide for Making a Physical Comedy Show to Build Neighbourhood Resilience

Laughing Allowed: A How-to Guide for Making a Physical Comedy Show to Build Neighbourhood Resilience

Jun. 8, 2016 in Articles
In the fall of 2014, a group of people in Victoria, Canada who shared both an interest in their neighbourhood and a quirky sense of humour were brought together to explore a question: Could they turn their experiences of the ups and...
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...
Increasing Our Ability to Evaluate Complexity

Increasing Our Ability to Evaluate Complexity

Dec. 8, 2015 in Articles
The following article was reprinted with permission from fsg.org. Find the original article from Oct. 22 here. Evaluation can be a powerful force for change within organizations. As a result of how we assess our efforts, we pay attention t...
Getting to Impact: Beyond Population Level Indicators

Getting to Impact: Beyond Population Level Indicators

Oct. 6, 2015 in Articles
The following has been reprinted from the September issue of Engage! magazine. Collective Impact has increased our focus on moving the needle on population level changes. John Kania, Managing Partner of FSG Social Impact Consultants a...
Local Government Action Guides for Healthy Communities

Local Government Action Guides for Healthy Communities

Jun. 24, 2015 in Tools
These Action Guides support British Columbia’s local governments in their efforts to build healthier communities for all. They shares promising practices and examples of how local governments can create conditions that support he...
Integrated Map of Community

Integrated Map of Community

May. 16, 2014 in Capacity Building
BC Healthy Communities has developed an innovative tool known as the Integral Capacity Building Framework (ICBF).   This tool is a guide to help us ensure all our work with communities is comprehensive and holistic.  The integrat...
Health Authority Perceptions & Capacity for Action: Health Impacts of Climate Change in BC

Health Authority Perceptions & Capacity for Action: Health Impacts of Climate Change in BC

Nov. 4, 2013 in Capacity Building
A 2013 survey conducted by BC Healthy Communities Society, in partnership with the BC Ministry of Environment's Climate Action Secretariat and the BC Ministry of Health, investigated how BC health authorities perceive and integrate the heal...

A Local Government/First Nation Guide to Creating Municipal Alcohol Policy 2012

Jan. 7, 2013 in Public Policy
Background on how to create a Municipal Alcohol Policy.