Upcoming Events

26Apr

Workers Solidarity and Raising the Minimum Wage

@ theDock 300-722 Cormorant Street Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T (250) 590-8442 Apr. 26th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm FREE
Workers Solidarity and Raising the Minimum Wage

Youth ages 14-24 are welcome to join the City of Victoria Youth Council for upcoming drop-in workshops for free! Youth can register individually or invite their program leaders to register on behalf of the members of a youth group. If you’re interested in one of our drop-in workshops, email info@cvyc.ca with the following information: Your name, phone number, email Which works...
26Apr

Social Connectedness Grants Webinar

@ Online Apr. 26th 10:00 - 11:30 Free
Social Connectedness Grants Webinar

This is a free informational webinar presented by BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC). This webinar is to provide additional information on the available Social Connectedness Grants and additional capacity building support through the two streams of the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund.

Could your community use more resources and support to foster strong social connections, make a measurable impact on physical activity and increase the health and well-being of your residents? Are you a local government with partnerships with your community and health authority in place? If you are thinking of applying for funding with additional support from the PlanH Social Connectedness Grants, applicants are highly encouraged to attend this webinar. 

29Apr

Cultivation - CVYC Garden Project Workshop for Youth

@ Yates St. Community Garden Apr. 29th 4:00 - 6:30 Free
Cultivation - CVYC Garden Project Workshop for Youth

Introduction to soil building and mushroom cultivation. Participants will be invited to bring their seed starts to plant them in the garden. This workshop will run rain or shine and take place outside. Participants are asked to dress with weather conditions in mind.

Register here.

10May

Understanding Consent - Social Justice Workshops for Youth

@ theDock 300-722 Cormorant Street Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T (250) 590-844 May. 10th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm FREE
Understanding Consent - Social Justice Workshops for Youth

Youth ages 14-24 are welcome to join the City of Victoria Youth Council for upcoming drop-in workshops for free! Youth can register individually or invite their program leaders to register on behalf of the members of a youth group. If you’re interested in one of our drop-in workshops, email info@cvyc.ca with the following information: Your name, phone number, email Which works...
10May
Save the Date: Building Resilient Neighbourhoods - Four Years of Learning

Join BC Healthy Communities and the Tamarack Institute for an lively webinar with the Building Resilient Neighbourhoods team as they share what they've learned over the past four years working with communities to foster change.

10Jun

Pollinators - CVYC Garden Project for Youth

@ Yates St. Community Garden Jun. 10th 4:00 - 6:30 Free
Pollinators - CVYC Garden Project for Youth

Discover the role of native pollinators. Make bumblebee nests and learn how to plant with pollinators in mind. This workshop will run rain or shine and take place outside. Participants are asked to dress with weather conditions in mind.

Register here

Event Archive

21Apr

Hopeful Economics: Leadership & Innovation Summit

@ Vancouver BC Apr. 21st - - April 22nd $350
Hopeful Economics: Leadership & Innovation Summit

Hopeful Economics: Leadership & Innovation Summit is an opportunity for us to share ideas on how we can build new economic models that sustain both people and places. There is another way forward. On a local level, people everywhere are already acting and building these solutions, and this event will help to do some big picture thinking together. 

18Apr
Collaboration not CoBLABoration: A Conversation with Chris Thompson

Effective cross-sector collaboration – engaging a diverse group of stakeholders to assume shared responsibility for achieving a shared, mutually beneficial goal – can generate enduring, positive community change that we can see, feel and touch. Success however is not guaranteed.  Indeed, without careful design a collaboration quickly devolves into its “evil cousin,” coblaboration – characterized by talk that never turns into action, redundant meetings and no data to clarify the multitude of opinions.

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. 

12Apr

Stigmatizing Mental Health - Social Justice Workshop for Youth

@ theDock 300-722 Cormorant Street Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T (250) 590-8442 Apr. 12th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm FREE
Stigmatizing Mental Health - Social Justice Workshop for Youth

Youth ages 14-24 are welcome to join the City of Victoria Youth Council for upcoming drop-in workshops for free! Youth can register individually or invite their program leaders to register on behalf of the members of a youth group. If you’re interested in one of our drop-in workshops, email info@cvyc.ca with the following information: Your name, phone number, email Which works...
25Mar

Garden Design - CVYC Garden Project Workshop for Youth

@ Yates St. Community Garden Mar. 25th 12:00pm - 4:00pm Free
Garden Design - CVYC Garden Project Workshop for Youth

Get hands-on experience in garden design. Explore seed starting, hugelkultur, and direct seeding at the Yates St. Community Garden. This workshop will run rain or shine and take place outside. Participants are asked to dress with weather conditions in mind.

Register here for this fun and hands-on workshop.

24Mar

Food Justice 101 -CVYC Garden Project Workshop for Youth

@ The Dock 300 – 722 Cormorant St Mar. 24th 6:00pm - 9:00pm Free
Food Justice 101 -CVYC Garden Project Workshop for Youth

Learn about nutrition, local food policy, culturally appropriate food practices, and food access issues through dialogue, art, and collaborative learning. This workshop will be hosted at The Dock 300 – 722 Cormorant St. and dinner will be provided.

Register here for this exciting workshop.

15Mar

Social Enterprise and Food Security - Social Justice Workshops for Youth

@ 300-722 Cormorant Street Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 Mar. 15th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm FREE
Social Enterprise and Food Security - Social Justice Workshops for Youth

Youth ages 14-24 are welcome to join the City of Victoria Youth Council for upcoming drop-in workshops for free! Youth can register individually or invite their program leaders to register on behalf of the members of a youth group. If you’re interested in one of our drop-in workshops, email info@cvyc.ca with the following information: Your name, phone number, email Which works...
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.

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.

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.

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