The British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society's (BCANDS) 2019 Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering "From the Outside Looking In" seeks to bring together a diverse representation of disability and health related stakeholders over a three day period to learn, inform, share, collaborate and create new and expanded partnerships to assist in addressing the barriers facing Indigenous individuals and families living with a disability. This includes community and organizational leadership, government representatives, individuals and families living with a disability, service providers and others, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
Come listen to experts who are working to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries on their streets, while increasing safe, healthy and equitable mobility for all. The event is hosted by the City of Surrey in partnership with Provincial Health Services Authority, Fraser Health, and Vancouver Coastal Health, and supported by Island, Interior, and Northern Health Authority.
You can join us in one of two ways:
Presented by BC Healthy Communities Society through PlanH with the generous assistance of a Stream of Consciousness 2020 Vision Grant.
Judy Brownoff – President & Chair, BC Healthy Communities Society, Munipal Council member, District of Saanich
Shannon Clarke, MPH – Community Well-being Specialist, BC Healthy Communities
PJ Naylor, PhD – Professor, Graduate Advisor, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria
Ame-Lia Tamburrini, MSc – Senior Manager of Physical Activity, Healthy Living and Health Promotion Branch, Population and Public Health Division, Ministry of Health
CAG2018 is the 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Canada’s premier association of those who work, research or have an interest in the field of aging. This year's focus is Making It Matter: Mobilizing Aging Research, Practice & Policy.
The World Health Organizations 2018 International Healthy Cities Conference, Changing Cities to Change the World, marks thirty years of the Network and the global Healthy Cities movement. The Conference, which takes place every five years, presents the opportunity to learn from the work of healthy cities globally.
On the Table is an invitation from Vancouver Foundation for people, organizations, and communities across BC to come together, share some food, and have conversations about what matters most to them.
This September 13th, you are invited to join others and share what's on your mind.
Join our partners from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health on Tuesday, August 21 for this 90-minute webinar that explores new research into the role of the built environment in community health.
The IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing is being convened at the Chelsea Hotel and Ryerson University in the IFA’s home city of Toronto, Ontario on 8–10 August 2018. The Conference will revolve around four key themes related to the field of ageing, and will feature prominent experts presenting and discussing critical issues. The conference is proud to be supported by an international network of partners.
Every year the Canadian Institute of Planners hosts a conference to bring together planners from across the country and from all areas of practice to address key issues and topics that impact the profession. This year we hope you will join us at SOUL 2018 from July 19-22, 2018 in Winnipeg.
Hear from island innovators and organizations with sustainable solutions and actions for becoming a One Planet Region.
On July 16th, Creatively United for the Planet and Conversations for a One Planet Region will be hosting "Community innovators, Changemakersand Creatives" live stream event.
Reconciliation Canada is a registered charity leading the way in engaging Canadians in dialogue and transformative experiences that revitalize the relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. The organization has helped advance discussions on reconciliation across the country since 2012 through partnerships and community outreach initiatives.
Joins us for the 9th annual PHABC Summer School, happening July 5th and 6th as we explore the theme “The Public Health Approach: Building Safe & Inclusive Communities.”
Join us in Ottawa from May 14 - 18, 2018 for an exciting conference on healthy, 10-minute neighborhoods. Over the 5 days, share and examine the best models as attendees will look at ways to pursue healthy, sustainable, equitable 10-minute neighborhoods.
The Smart Cities Challenge is a competition open to all municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) across Canada. From now until April 24, applicants cab submit their Smart City approaches. Finalists will win cash prizes that further their designed proposals!
Join the Victoria Foundation and Community Action Initiative for a freewheeling conversation to explore Victoria’s favourite legal drug and unpack our drinking culture: why people love it, and the myths and evidence on how it affects our health, our communities, and our economy.
The South Island Prosperity Project (SIPP) Open Innovation Challenge received an impressive number of quality submissions, all responding to the opportunity to create ‘smart’ solutions for economic growth challenges. And now, it's time to celebrate the winners!
Designed to transform thinking through communication and collaboration, this course explores Indigenous perspectives across the past and present on topics such as identity, the environment, knowledge acquisition and renewed political relationships.
You’re invited to our 2017-2018 Indigenous Speaker Series held at the First Peoples’ House at the University of Victoria!
Everyone is welcome to attend the 8th annual series which focuses on research towards improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples, and we ask that participants support us in creating a culturally safe and respectful learning environment.
We acknowledge with respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
***Lunch now provided!***
Location: UVic First People's House, Ceremonial Hall
More info here.
Join the interview with Michael Quinn Patton. Hosted by Mark Cabaj, Tamarack Institute.
How can social innovators and would-be change makers ensure they are adhering to core principles and assess whether doing so is yielding desired results?
Join us on January 23rd for an interview with one of the world’s greatest evaluation pioneers, Michael Quinn Patton, to learn more about his latest book - Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE - focused on the principles-focused evaluation (P-FE) approach and explore its relevance and application in a range of settings from poverty reduction, homelessness and reconciliation with Indigenous communities.
To register click here.
As part of the Active People, Active Places - BC Physical Activity Strategy, funded by the Ministry of Health, the Sport for Life Society (S4LS) will be delivering the Physical Literacy for Communities initiative (PL4C) in selected communities across the province The purpose of the initiative is to improve the development of physical literacy, which leads to increased physical activity positively impacting health and well-being.
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