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Introducing Celeste Zimmer, Community Engagement Coordinator

Introducing Celeste Zimmer, Community Engagement Coordinator

Dec. 10, 2018 in Articles
Why do you do healthy communities work? In my teenage years when I started traveling, I knew I wanted to work in an industry that helped to improve our planet. To be honest, I thought my calling was to save the earth! I got a degree in tou...
Climate Change, Community Health, and Resilience

Climate Change, Community Health, and Resilience

Nov. 28, 2018 in Articles
Decisions made about how we respond to climate change will impact community health and prosperity. How do we work together to implement practices that both prepare our communities and increase health and well-being? Health agencies, lo...
Physical Activity for All: The top five moments from Tuesday\'s live event

Physical Activity for All: The top five moments from Tuesday's live event

Nov. 22, 2018 in Articles
We were thrilled to have nearly 200 folks join us either in-person or via livestream from across BC for Physical Activity for All: Tools and Approaches for Equity in Active Communities. Interested in the top takeaways from Tuesday's ev...
Growing together: Reflections from the IAP2 Conference

Growing together: Reflections from the IAP2 Conference

Oct. 17, 2018 in Articles
In September, our Community Engagement Coordinator Celeste Zimmer, alongside almost 400 other participants from around the world, attended the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) North American Conference in Victoria, B...
Creating stronger planners through Reflective Practice

Creating stronger planners through Reflective Practice

Oct. 17, 2018 in Articles
In the last half-century, the planner’s role and responsibilities have changed remarkably. Traditionally, planners worked to build and maintain the infrastructure of the public realm. In contrast, the issues that planners now grapple ...
The A to Z of Healthy Communities: H

The A to Z of Healthy Communities: H

Oct. 16, 2018 in Tools
Together with Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, we bring you the A to Z of Healthy Communities—a collection of terms you'd find in the Healthy Cities movement. Read the whole alphabet here. H is for Healthy Public Poli...
Introducing Shannon Clarke, MPH, Community Well-being Specialist

Introducing Shannon Clarke, MPH, Community Well-being Specialist

Oct. 16, 2018 in Articles
Meet Shannon Clarke, MPH — one of our Community Well-being Specialists. Though Shannon’s degree is in public health, her graduate degree included a focus on social policy as well as work in planning. As a result, she’s ab...
The A to Z of Healthy Communities: I

The A to Z of Healthy Communities: I

Oct. 16, 2018 in Tools
Together with Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, we bring you the A to Z of Healthy Communities—a collection of terms you'd find in the Healthy Cities movement. Read the whole alphabet here.   I is for Inclusion ...
A place to call our own: The connection between community well-being and placemaking

A place to call our own: The connection between community well-being and placemaking

Oct. 16, 2018 in Articles
Place affects our health in multiple, powerful ways. In fact, it’s now known that the majority of individual health outcomes actually depend on the environment that we live in, rather than our genetic makeup (Raphael, 2009). However, ...
Introducing Diana Gresku, MPH, Research and Impact Specialist

Introducing Diana Gresku, MPH, Research and Impact Specialist

Sep. 4, 2018 in Articles
Diana Gresku, MPH is BC Healthy Communities’ Research and Impact Specialist. Aside from her work directly supporting communities to achieve their health and well-being goals, Diana also develops internal and external evaluation tools,...
The A to Z of Healthy Communities: G

The A to Z of Healthy Communities: G

Sep. 4, 2018 in Tools
Together with Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, we bring you the A to Z of Healthy Communities—a collection of terms you'd find in the Healthy Cities movement. Read the whole alphabet here. G is for Grant writing. Grant wri...
The A to Z of Healthy Communities: D

The A to Z of Healthy Communities: D

Jul. 9, 2018 in Tools
Together, BCHC and Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (one of our colleagues from the Canadian Healthy Communities Network) bring you the A to Z of Healthy Communities—a monthly spotlight for everything encompassed in the...
The A to Z of Healthy Communities: E

The A to Z of Healthy Communities: E

Jul. 9, 2018 in Tools
Together, BCHC and Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (one of our colleagues from the Canadian Healthy Communities Network) bring you the A to Z of Healthy Communities—a monthly spotlight for everything encompassed in the...
The A to Z of Healthy Communities: F

The A to Z of Healthy Communities: F

Jul. 9, 2018 in Tools
Together, BCHC and Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (one of our colleagues from the Canadian Healthy Communities Network) bring you the A to Z of Healthy Communities—a monthly spotlight for everything encompassed in the...
Introducing Cassidy Paxton, BA, Researcher

Introducing Cassidy Paxton, BA, Researcher

Jul. 5, 2018 in Articles
Cassidy Paxton, BA is one of BC Healthy Communities' Researchers. Cassidy joined our team in early 2018 when she came to do her practicum during her final semester at UVic, graduating this June with a Major in Health and Community Services ...
Focus on health: Making the most of the Housing Needs Assessment process

Focus on health: Making the most of the Housing Needs Assessment process

Jun. 29, 2018 in Articles
By Sarah Ravlic, MPlan   Healthy Housing in British ColumbiaThe province recently introduced legislation to make housing needs assessments mandatory for local governments. These assessments, intended to better support planning fo...