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Inclusion and Wellbeing as We Age: A Vital Conversation

Inclusion and Wellbeing as We Age: A Vital Conversation

Apr. 14, 2016 in Articles
Staying connected to our family, friends, neighbours and communities is a critical factor in healthy aging. In partnership with the Victoria Foundation, Eldercare Foundation, and Island Health, BC Healthy Communities hosted a Vital Convers...
Addressing Health and Climate Change in BC

Addressing Health and Climate Change in BC

Mar. 16, 2016 in Articles
Growing numbers of public health professionals are speaking up about the toll climate change could take on human health. BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) is supporting the health sector to learn about, develop and implement meaningful and effe...
Food Forward

Food Forward

Dec. 8, 2015 in Articles
By Celeste Zimmer Food is a complex issue that impacts everyone. It gives us a reason for engaging in how our local food systems are structured.  How sustainable is our food environment and culture? Is food shared and distributed jus...
Becoming a Learning Organisation

Becoming a Learning Organisation

Nov. 3, 2015 in Articles
By Sue McKinnon There has been research and publications about learning organizations for many years but when we talk about learning organizations, what do we really mean? How does an organization embark on the process of becoming a learni...
Sharing Wisdom at the BC Elders Gathering

Sharing Wisdom at the BC Elders Gathering

Aug. 8, 2015 in Articles
Wise; Experienced; Knowledgeable. These are only a few words that describe the immense understanding of the world that our Elders possess.  This July BC Healthy Communities Society, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, fac...
Social Marketing and Community Capacity Building: Comparing Two Approaches

Social Marketing and Community Capacity Building: Comparing Two Approaches

Jul. 7, 2015 in Articles
Communities are complex systems. They are more akin to raising a child versus baking a loaf of bread whereby, you follow a step-by-step recipe and can expect to get a perfectly baked loaf of bread each time. In the face of complexity within...
Partnering for Change

Partnering for Change

Jun. 6, 2015 in Articles
Building new relationships for the health and well-being of northern First Nations People and Communities This month we are featuring the Thinkpiece created for the webinar “Partnering for Change: Building new r...
Seniors Social Connectedness: A Chat a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Seniors Social Connectedness: A Chat a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Jun. 6, 2015 in Articles
“Feeling alone and being lonely are things all of us have experienced. Yet there is a kind of loneliness that cuts even deeper than feeling alone. Social isolation.” says Kim Samuel, President of the Samuel Family Foundation, &l...
The True North: Uncovering the Complex Roots of Rural and Remote Living

The True North: Uncovering the Complex Roots of Rural and Remote Living

Jan. 1, 2015 in Articles
Northern BC’s wild landscape is incredible; the vast terrain astounds the senses with a calming presence of peace and inspiration. Northern BC is an oasis of wildlife, free from the hustle and bustle of the southern urban regions. Whi...
Integrated Map of Community

Integrated Map of Community

May. 16, 2014 in Capacity Building
BC Healthy Communities has developed an innovative tool known as the Integral Capacity Building Framework (ICBF).  This tool is a guide to help us ensure all our work with communities is comprehensive and holistic.  The integrate...
Health Authority Perceptions & Capacity for Action: Health Impacts of Climate Change in BC

Health Authority Perceptions & Capacity for Action: Health Impacts of Climate Change in BC

Nov. 4, 2013 in Capacity Building
A 2013 survey conducted by BC Healthy Communities Society, in partnership with the BC Ministry of Environment's Climate Action Secretariat and the BC Ministry of Health, investigated how BC health authorities perceive and integrate the heal...

Development of a Conceptual Framework to Support Research on the Role of Healthy Communities Initiatives in the Development of Healthy Public Policy

Jun. 29, 2012 in Public Policy
Few studies have examined how local communities influence the development of healthy public policy and there is a lack of conceptual frameworks to support practice and research in this area. To help to fill these research and practice gaps,...