Schools in B.C. can receive up to $10,000 plus in-kind supports to implement Active School Travel projects through our Active School Travel Pilot Program. Applications close November 15.
In the face of COVID, local governments are dismantling many chronic inequities present in our systems—but we may not have had time to consider the connection between active communities and social justice or equity work.
How do we integrate an equity lens into our engagement planning in a way that ensures the community members who give their time and energy to our engagement processes are as empowered as possible?
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, B.C. residents have been encouraged to stay as active as possible while remaining physically distant. How do we ensure considerations around equity are upheld as we adapt?
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.
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.
It seems like until the beginning of March, ‘social isolation’ was a term very few of us in B.C. knew of, confined to the halls of academia or public health.
Amidst health advisories, travel restrictions, cancelled events in the province and worldwide, BC Healthy Communities is working as an organization to respond.