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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...
Four ways local governments can support mental health through community design

Four ways local governments can support mental health through community design

Jun. 29, 2018 in Articles
Characteristics of the built environment in which community members live, work, play, and learn have an impact on mental health. Community design decisions made today can have lasting impacts on your community, creating elements that will i...
The A to Z of Healthy Communities: C

The A to Z of Healthy Communities: C

Jun. 28, 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 Healthy C...
The A to Z of Healthy Communities: B

The A to Z of Healthy Communities: B

May. 17, 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 Healthy C...
Introducing Jennifer Butcher, BSc, MPH, Community Well-being Specialist

Introducing Jennifer Butcher, BSc, MPH, Community Well-being Specialist

May. 17, 2018 in Articles
Jennifer Butcher, MPH is one of BC Healthy Communities' Community Well-being Specialists. Jen spent the last several years applying her population health savvy and asset-based approach to roles in learning facilitation and sustainabili...
What is a Healthy City Strategy?

What is a Healthy City Strategy?

May. 17, 2018 in Healthy Communities/Cities
Creating Healthier Communities Through Policy All policies—even those that don't directly deal with health—have the ability to enhance or hinder your community's health and well-being. As a local government, it's easy to think...
The A to Z of Healthy Communities

The A to Z of Healthy Communities

Mar. 2, 2018 in Tools
Together, BC Healthy Communities Society and Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (OHCC) bring you the A to Z of Healthy Communities. Each month we will showcase a different aspect of Healthy Communities, highlighting many elements of...
Introducing Sarah Ravlic, BA, MPlan Healthy Community Planner

Introducing Sarah Ravlic, BA, MPlan Healthy Community Planner

Mar. 1, 2018 in Articles
Meet Sarah, a wonderful member of our interdisciplinary team and one of two Healthy Communities Planners we have on staff. Sarah is a sustainability-minded community planner who believes that through innovative and authentic comm...
Recognizing and Celebrating Age-friendly Communities

Recognizing and Celebrating Age-friendly Communities

Nov. 21, 2017 in Healthy Communities/Cities
Six communities around British Columbia have been honoured this year for their work to help seniors remain safe, active and independent in their communities. Abbotsford, Keremeos, Salmo, Sicamous, Smithers and Tofino have each received a l...
Building our Capacity to Better Serve Communities

Building our Capacity to Better Serve Communities

Nov. 20, 2017 in Healthy Communities/Cities
A Letter from the Executive Director, Jodi Mucha BC Healthy Communities Societies (BCHC) is continually exploring how to provide the best evidence-informed and practice-based services and supports to the communities we serve.  As BC&r...
A New Community of Learning and Practice

A New Community of Learning and Practice

Jan. 17, 2017 in Articles
An exciting new type of leadership in healthy communities is emerging in BC thanks to BCHC’s innovative PlanH Growing Impact program. The inaugural cohort encourages teams from four BC local governments to learn from each other throug...
Five Powerful Community Initiatives Celebrated in Short Video Series

Five Powerful Community Initiatives Celebrated in Short Video Series

Jan. 2, 2017 in Articles
BC Healthy Communities on behalf of the PlanH program is proud to release a series of five short videos celebrating community initiatives from around the province. The following series of thoughtful stories, produced by BCHC on behalf of...
Growing Impact - Learning and Leadership Cohort Launched

Growing Impact - Learning and Leadership Cohort Launched

Sep. 16, 2016 in Articles
How do communities innovate to increase their impact on complex issues in their communities?” Four communities from distinct health authorities are working to grow their impact through the inaugural healthy communities learning and l...
Social Labs as a Tool for Change

Social Labs as a Tool for Change

Sep. 15, 2016 in Articles
We had a chance to have a kitchen table conversation about change labs, to hear more about their perspectives using social innovation labs as tool for change within the healthy communities context in BC. BC Healthy Communities: Why are soc...
PHABC Summer School - Promoting Health and Sustainability: The Case of Climate Change and Energy Use

PHABC Summer School - Promoting Health and Sustainability: The Case of Climate Change and Energy Use

Sep. 9, 2016 in Healthy Communities/Cities
Photo of BCHC Board Member Trevor Hancock - a keynote speaker at the 2016 PHABC Sumemr School. On July 11-12th, BC Healthy Communities’ (BCHC) practicum student, Katie Howatson, had the opportunity to volunteer at the Public Health A...
Building Resilient Neighbourhoods at the Deepening Community Conference

Building Resilient Neighbourhoods at the Deepening Community Conference

Jul. 13, 2016 in Articles
Effective neighbourhood resiliency is created with a focus on building local capacities today. This is one of reflections gleaned by the Building Resilient Neighbourhoods project. These reflections and more tools for resilience were shared ...