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We're hiring! (Updated)

Aug 09th, 2019

BC Healthy Communities is looking for:  an Administrative Assistant,   an Age-friendly/Healthy Aging Program Coordinator, and  a Financial Coordinator to join our innovative and interdisciplinary team. Do you want to work in a friendly workplace committed to supporting co...

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Public Health Association of B.C. hosts its 10th annual Summer School

Public Health Association of B.C. hosts its 10th annual Summer School

Jul 15th, 2019

By Jessie Foster, Practicum Student This year the Public Health Association of B.C. (PHABC) boasted its largest Summer School turnout to date, with nearly 200 people in attendance across the western Canadian board. The event, which was held July 4–5, brought together health care professionals...

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BC Healthy Communities nominated for Planning Institute of BC Award

BC Healthy Communities nominated for Planning Institute of BC Award

May 10th, 2019

BC Healthy Communities’ planning team, together with Urban Matters, recently netted a nomination for the Planning Institute of BC's New Directions Award for their work on the Strathcona Regional District Housing Needs Assessment. The project, which wrapped last year, was deemed as innovative f...

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Chilliwack to host the next Cities Fit for Children Summit

Chilliwack to host the next Cities Fit for Children Summit

As I arrived at the Chilliwack Neighbourhood Learning Centre on May 3, 2019, I was already impressed. The Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) is an integrated hub model and a fresh, bright facility that provides the space for community programming, a day care, and educational opportunities for both ...

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Top 10 of 2018: A year in review

Top 10 of 2018: A year in review

Feb 13th, 2019

Across the province, 2018 proved to be a year full of learning, action and connection. British Columbian communities continued to advocate for important matters in the places where they live, work and play. Issues such as healthy housing, disaster relief and First Nations reconciliation were top of ...

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Communities across BC awarded funding to support Age-Friendly plans and projects

Communities across BC awarded funding to support Age-Friendly plans and projects

Feb 12th, 2019 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

Across BC this year, 37 communities are receiving grant funding to support age-friendly planning and projects. The grant awards, announced this month by the Ministry of Health, will assist communities in supporting older adults so they can live active, socially engaged and independent lives.  ...

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Mobile ID Clinics open the door to housing and supports for older adults in Surrey

Mobile ID Clinics open the door to housing and supports for older adults in Surrey

Jan 31st, 2019 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

John lives in South Surrey. Now in his late sixties, John has aged out of the disability payments he used to receive, and has been living without heat, plumbing or power in a trailer in a backyard. His rent for this space costs him more than two-thirds of his federal benefits, leaving only a few hun...

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Wells clears the way for older adults to stay involved in the community

Wells clears the way for older adults to stay involved in the community

Jan 21st, 2019 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

Lin has lived in the village of Wells since she was a child. Now in her 80s, she knows the community inside and out—and has strong opinions on how to make it better for adults who are aging in place, like her. Wells knows the value of the opinions, experience and input its older population pr...

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Looking out for tomorrow: Cranbrook plans for future age-friendly needs

Looking out for tomorrow: Cranbrook plans for future age-friendly needs

Jan 21st, 2019 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

Sarah is a woman in her late sixties living in Cranbrook, BC. After raising a family in the nearby village of Wardner, Sarah recently relocated to the city in order to be closer to medical services as she ages. Sarah is not alone: in the past few years, the town of Cranbrook has experienced consider...

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A place to call home: Working towards a housing solution for older adults in Lytton

A place to call home: Working towards a housing solution for older adults in Lytton

Jan 21st, 2019 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

Hugh and his spouse love the Village of Lytton, a town of about 150 nestled next to a mountain, where two rivers intersect. A time will come when the couple, now in their 70s and living on an acreage, will need to move into town. They don’t want to leave the Village and the community groups an...

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Building an Age-Friendly region: Trail, Rossland and Montrose collaborate on a strategy

Building an Age-Friendly region: Trail, Rossland and Montrose collaborate on a strategy

Jan 21st, 2019 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

Roger has lived his whole life in the mountain town of Rossland, BC. Now in his late 70s, he’s beginning to experience some mobility problems—it’s getting harder to get out and about in his community, and to shovel his driveway in the winter. In particular, Roger relies o...

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Funding Opportunity: Age-Friendly grants support healthy communities for seniors

Funding Opportunity: Age-Friendly grants support healthy communities for seniors

Sep 18th, 2018 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

This grant stream has now closed. For follow-up information, please contact UBCM. Healthy communities support all stages of life. In partnership with the Union of BC Municipalities, the Province has announced $500,000 in funding to support local governments in age-friendly planning.  F...

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