Upcoming Events

2Mar

Innoweave Impact Accelerator

@ Mar. 2nd 9:30 - 12:30 Free
Innoweave Impact Accelerator

BC Healthy Communities is happy to partner with Innoweave to offer this exciting Innoweave Impact Accelerator working session.

What is the Innoweave Impact Accelerator?

Since its launch in 2012, Innoweave has leveraged social innovation tools to help hundreds of organizations advance their mission and generate greater impact. We have used that experience to develop the Innoweave Impact Accelerator, a mini-workshop that helps organizations and collectives to clarify the impact they are working to achieve. A clear impact focus helps organizations and collaboratives more easily identify which social innovation approaches (such as developing a social enterprise) they can leverage to achieve and accelerate their impact.

7Mar

Community Engagement: The Next Generation

@ Holiday Inn Vancouver, 1110 Howe Street Mar. 7th $695
Community Engagement: The Next Generation

In our cities and communities, a new generation of community engagement is emerging. People demand to be engaged in decisions, they expect to work together and they want better outcomes for themselves and their neighbours. They believe by working together they can achieve a collective impact.

We need a new generation of tools and practices to inform, consult, involve and partner with people in building better communities.

13Apr

Collective Impact: Lessons from the Field

@ Online Apr. 13th 9:00 PST - 10:00 PST Free
Collective Impact: Lessons from the Field

Join the Tamarack Institute for a lively webinar about the good and the challenging of collective impact. 

Collective Impact is transforming communities across Canada and the United States. We know the work can be challenging. Bringing many diverse partners together to agree on a common agenda and how to make and measure progress often means deep dialogue about what we agree on but more often it surfaces where we might not agree. Mary Pickering of The Atmospheric Fund, Elena DiBattista of the Halton Our Kids Network and Donna Gates of Living SJ will share the lessons they are learning as they tackle leading collective impact initiatives. 

Event Archive

21Feb

Fraser Lake Aging Well Workshop

@ 312 McMillan Avenue Feb. 21st 12:00pm - 3:30pm Free
Fraser Lake Aging Well Workshop

This is a free workshop with a light lunch provided, presented by BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) in collaboration with Autumn Services. This initiative is supported by the Province of British Columbia.

Download the poster here.

8Feb
Food Insecurity Measurement in Canada: Interpreting the Statistics

Food insecurity – the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints – is increasingly recognized as a serious public health problem. Since 2005, household food insecurity has been systematically monitored in Canada through the Canadian Community Health Survey run by Statistics Canada. 

The growing use of these data by public health, community agencies, research centres, and social policy groups has been critical in building awareness and understanding of the problem of food insecurity. However, inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the reporting of data on food insecurity mask the scale and severity of this problem. The accurate and effective use of Canada’s monitoring data hinges on a clear understanding of what exactly is being measured on the Canadian Community Health Survey, what it means, and how to interpret the food insecurity statistics available on Statistics Canada’s website (CANSIM). Anyone interested in using food insecurity statistics or learning about how food insecurity is monitored in Canada is encouraged to join.

6Feb

Towards a ‘One Planet’ Region: a Community Conversation Series

@ Robert Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC Feb. 6th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm FREE
Towards a ‘One Planet’ Region: a Community Conversation Series

Join community and academic presenters in this series of free events exploring how to live within the ecological constraints of the planet.

1Feb

The Health Risks of a Changing Climate

@ Bob Wright Centre, Room A104 UVic, Victoria , BC Feb. 1st 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. FREE
The Health Risks of a Changing Climate

Climate change is already starting to have far-reaching consequences for human health and these risks will grow in the coming decades.  The choices we make now will impact how vulnerable we are to these health risks. Climate variability and change can affect the morbidity and mortality of any health outcome sensitive to weather or climate; decreased water availability and agricultural produc...
26Jan
A Culture of Collaboration: Lessons from Hardwired Humans

Join the Tamarack Instuitute for this intriguing conversation about Hardwired Humans with Andrew O’Keeffe and Lisa Attygalle. 

This webinar will focus on three of nine of the Hardwired Human instincts including:  social belonging, first impressions to classify, and loss aversion.  Andrew will help participants understand the origins of these human behaviours and how they can be used to advance collaborative efforts.  Join us for this intriguing conversation about Hardwired Humans

For more infomration on this webinar or to register, please use the link here

4Jan

Planning for Aging Well Workshop: South Vancouver

@ Room #117, Sunset Community Centre 6810 Main St, Vancouver Jan. 4th 4:30pm - 8:30pm FREE
Planning for Aging Well Workshop:  South Vancouver

This is a free workshop with a light dinner provided, presented by BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) in collaboration with South Vancouver Neighbourhood House. This initiative is supported by the Province of British Columbia.

To join us, register here!

11Dec

Strengthening Healthy Development: Education and Public Health in Partnership

@ Sheraton Airport Hotel 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Dec. 11th 7:30 am - 4:00 pm $286.00 - $356.00
Strengthening Healthy Development: Education and Public Health in Partnership

Health and education sectors have different but complementary objectives: improving the health of learners contributes to improved learning outcomes; likewise, better education improves health.

The Public Health Association of British Columbia (PHABC) invites students, trainees and professionals from health, education and allied sectors! Register here.

10Nov

What Came After the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health?

@ Thursday, November 10, 2016 4:00 p.m. Harry Hickman Building, Room 105 Nov. 10th 4:00 pm Free
What Came After the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health?

A presentation and discussion with Fran Baum and Trevor Hancock.

Download the event poster here.

1Nov

Planning for Aging Well Workshop: Kelowna

@ Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre, 2170 Harvey Ave, Kelowna Nov. 1st 10:00 - 2:00 FREE WORKSHOP WITH COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH INCLUDED
Planning for Aging Well Workshop: Kelowna

This is a free workshop with lunch provided. Presented by BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) in collaboration with Seniors Outreach Resource Centre. This initiative is supported by the Government of British Columbia. To join us, register here! About the Workshop: Do you have a vision of what your later years will look like? Perhaps you see yourself travelling, playing with grandchildr...
20Oct

Planning for Aging Well Workshop: Courtenay

@ The Westerly Hotel and Conference Centre (Best Western), 1590 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC Oct. 20th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm FREE WORKSHOP WITH COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH INCLUDED
Planning for Aging Well Workshop: Courtenay

This is a free workshop with lunch provided. Presented by BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) in collaboration with Comox Valley Senior Peer Support. This initiative is supported by the Government of British Columbia. To join us, register here! About the Workshop: Do you have a vision of what your later years will look like? Perhaps you see yourself travelling, playing with grandchildren or...
17Oct

Innoweave Impact Accelerator

@ False Creek Community Centre, 1318 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 Oct. 17th 1:00PM - 4:00PM Free
Innoweave Impact Accelerator

Are you interested in enhancing the impact of your organization or collaborative? Are you interested in exploring the different social innovation approaches and tools that are helping other organizations achieve greater impact?

If yes, you should register for the Innoweave Impact Accelerator, hosted in partnership with BC Healthy Communities.

12Oct

Planning for Aging Well Workshop: Abbotsford

@ 2420 Montrose Avenue Oct. 12th 10:00am - 2:00 pm FREE WORKSHOP WITH COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH INCLUDED
Planning for Aging Well Workshop: Abbotsford

This is a free workshop with lunch provided. Presented by BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) in collaboration with Abbotsford Community Services. This initiative is supported by the Government of British Columbia. To join us, register here! About the Workshop: Do you have a vision of what your later years will look like? Perhaps you see yourself travelling, playing with grandchildren or si...
26Sep

2016 UBCM Convention

@ Victoria Conference Centre Sep. 26th
2016 UBCM Convention

This year's UBCM Convention will take place September 26-30th, at the Victoria  Conference Centre.

The theme is Stronger Together, and the keynote speaker will be Dr. Samantha Nutt.

For more details, including registration information, please visit the UBCM website.

12Sep

Happy Streets Living Lab

@ Vancouver Sep. 12th Free
Happy Streets Living Lab

Happy Streets Living Lab: Presented by the City of VancouverMODUSUrban Realities Laboratory andHappy City Lab is an experiment at Project for Public Space’s Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference. It will combine research rigor with fun tours where participants learn about their own physical and emotional responses to the city. 

The experiment is part of a University of Waterloo research project, led by Dr. Colin Ellard, Director of the Urban Realities Laboratory (URL) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo. 

12Sep
Placemaking Week: Made in Canada

This September, global change agents will gather in Vancouver, B.C., for a series of events that will map the future of the placemaking movement. These discussions will take place at a critical moment, as Habitat III and COP21 set the stage for decades of dramatic change for cities. Thanks to the tireless efforts of advocates, the New Urban Agenda already emphasizes that strong public sp...
27Jul
Community Change Institute Webinar Series:  A Collective Impact Conversation

The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions launched an Opportunity Youth collective impact initiative and is working with 33 communities across the United States. The Opportunities Youth Incentive Fund goals are two-fold: to build strong evidence of success for utilizing the collective impact community collaboration strategy to build and deepen pathways that achieve better outcomes in education and employment for Opportunity Youth and, to make the case for increased adoption of the collective impact and community collaboration strategy as an effective model for community change.

Join Steve Patrick, Vice President and Executive Director of the Forum and Jamiel Alexander, Community Organizer and National Activist as they discuss the lessons learned through the Opportunity Youth initiative.

More information and registration here.

20Jul
Community Change Institute Webinar Series:  The Art of Disruption

Communities are fluid and dynamic places. Increasingly, we recognize that the old ways of working are not achieving the impacts desired. We are seeing negative trends in many communities on issues like poverty, homelessness, obesity and teen suicide. How do we disrupt these patterns? What is the leadership needed to truly transform our communities and drive change forward? Paul Born and Liz Weaver have been working in and with community change agents for over thirty years. Through these experiences, they have seen communities successfully implement strategies that have led to impact and change.

Join Paul Born and Liz Weaver as they discuss the emerging ideas and strategies that are disrupting how communities are responding to the complex issues they face. These five ideas: collective impact; collaborative leadership; community development; community innovation; and, evaluating community change are pivotal to moving community change forward and are the core elements of the Tamarack Institute – Community Change Institute, September 26 – 30, 2016. Paul and Liz will frame the five ideas and discuss how they are essential in disrupting communities to impact community change.

More information and registration here.

15Jul

BC Food Systems Network - Annual Gathering

@ Syilx Territory at the En’owkin Centre near Penticton, BC Jul. 15th 8:00 - July 17 5:00
BC Food Systems Network - Annual Gathering

Each year since 1999 the Network has gathered somewhere in BC to share knowledge, experience, and wisdom from the grassroots. This annual Gathering is a celebration of our food systems and a coming-together of traditional and indigenous food skills with research and new developments on the ground.  It is an empowering and fun way to meet some of the amazing people around BC working in t...
11Jul
Promoting Health and Sustainability: The Case of Climate Change and Energy Use - 2016 Public Health Summer School

PHABC Summer School brings together individuals involved in the delivery of public health activities to examine the application of the Ottawa Charter as related to climate change issues and the implications for health and health equity actions at the individual, health care system and community level. Online registration opens May 1st at: www.phabc.org For more information about regist...
8Jul

VIDEA Youth Forum

@ Quadra Village Community Center Jul. 8th 6:00 - 9:00
VIDEA Youth Forum

Do you want to help change Canada's development policy? Come be a part of VIDEA's youth driven response to Global Affairs Canada. 

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