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Upcoming Webinar: Connecting for active communities during COVID-19 and beyond

Join colleagues from around the province on Tuesday, June 23 for the launch of the PlanH Active Communities tool and an online discussion of emerging stories and ideas in adapting active communities in the time of COVID-19… and beyond. Come ready to be engaged!
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THE ISSUE: Physical Activity

Healthy Communities foster health by creating environments that support health. Though we often think of physical environments such as Healthy Built Environments and Healthy Natural Environments, the environments within communities that impact our health can also be social, economic, and political. 
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New grants provide funding for local governments for community connectedness and healthy community engagement

The PlanH Healthy Communities Grant Program, administered by BC Healthy Communities, is offering 20 grants for the 2020-2021 year across two funding streams: Community Connectedness and Healthy Community Engagement.
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Upcoming Webinar: Creating Age-friendly Communities – Approaches for optimizing your needs assessment & planning process

Has your community received an Age-friendly Communities Grant, or is it considering applying for one in the future? BC Healthy Communities is...
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Emergency Community Support Fund Open for Applications

The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund is now open. The Emergency Community Support Fund supports community organizations helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Community Engagement & Physical Distancing: A list of resources

Many organizations are working to make physically-distant community engagement a reality. We're sharing a list of some free resources to help local governments get started.
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Kelowna’s Lived Experience commitment to healthy community engagement

Kelowna’s Journey Home Strategy is a strong example of healthy and equitable community engagement, incorporating a Lived Experience Circle made up of individuals with experience living with homelessness or precarious housing.
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THE ISSUE: Economic Equality

Healthy Communities foster health by creating environments that support health. Though we often think of physical environments such as Healthy Built Environments and Healthy Natural Environments, the environments within communities that impact our health can also be social, economic, and political. 
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A message from our partners at the Ministry of Health: Food bank donations are low

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, our partners at the Ministry of Health have asked us to share the following...
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“None for anyone”: COVID-19’s impact on community engagement

In many communities across B.C., most public activities have been halted. These unprecedented times have led to equality in public participation—none for anyone. 
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