Upcoming Events

5Mar

Global Perspectives on Indigenous Ways of Knowing

@ Royal Roads University Mar. 5th
Global Perspectives on Indigenous Ways of Knowing

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.

Event Archive

8Dec

Creating Healthy Food Environments A NATIONAL WEBINAR

@ Online webinar, hosted by Heart & Stroke Foundation Dec. 8th 10:00am PST - 11:30am PSTS N/A
Creating Healthy   Food Environments A NATIONAL WEBINAR

Why is this event timely?

Restrictions on the marketing of food and beverages to children and policies/guidelines around sugary drinks constitute promising levers to address the root causes of chronic disease. As a matter of fact, the World Health Organization has called for global action to: a) reduce the impact of marketing of unhealthy foods to children, and b) curtail the consumption and health impacts of sugary drinks.

8Dec
Building Knowledge & Capacity in BC Small Communities in Affordable Housing

Join the Whistler Centre for SustainabilityBC HousingComox Valley Regional District and Comox Valley Coalition on Homelessness for an engaging workshop to understand the key challenges in building affordable housing in small communities in BC, learn about proven leading practices in building affordable housing, and to co-develop specific strategies in your community to build housing on the ground.

For more information/register click here.

25Nov

Smart South Island Symposium

@ Victoria Conference Centre - 720 Douglas Street Nov. 25th 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM No Cost
Smart South Island Symposium

If you had the opportunity to fix one challenge impacting the South Island region, what would it be? Is your commute driving you crazy? Would you tackle the affordable housing issue? Maybe access to healthcare is at the top of your list?

Join Smart South Island on November 25th to share your opinion, speak your mind and influence the future of our region by helping us define our ‘Smart’ 2040 Vision.

21Nov

Building SustainABLE Communities Conference - Innovation Through Collaboration

@ Delta Grand Hotel & Conference Centre. Kelowna Nov. 21st 8:00 am
Building SustainABLE Communities Conference - Innovation Through Collaboration

The Fresh Outlook Foundation is thrilled to be hosting its 7th Building SustainABLE Communities (BSC) conference.

This event gathers people from all sectors to explore emerging trends in sustainability at the individual, organizational, and community scales.

16Nov

PHABC Conference: Facing a Changing World

@ Vancouver/Sutton Place Nov. 16th - November 17, 2017 Sliding Scale
PHABC Conference: Facing a Changing World

Drawing practitioners of public health from all over the province, PHABC’s annual conference is BC’s leading forum for inspiration, sharing, and learning on public health and health equity at the individual, health care system, and community levels.

We look forward to delving deeper into Transformative Leadership and Practice and building on our theme from the summer school, “Facing a Changing World: Transformative Leadership and Practice,” and its applications through public health sectors Child and Youth Health, Indigenous Health, Planetary Health and Healthy Built Environments, and Immigrant and Refugee Health.

More info:  http://phabc.org/event/phabcs-annual-conference-2017/

8Nov

The Active Life: What are the risks and rewards?

@ The Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria Nov. 8th 6:00pm $10.00
The Active Life: What are the risks and rewards?

  • The benefits of physical activity are well-known, from chronic disease prevention to increased overall quality of life. However, sedentary lifestyles and fear of serious injury can act as barriers to a physically active lifestyle in adults and opportunities for outdoor risky play in kids. 
7Nov

Making space for citizens to act on the issues that matter most

@ Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings Street Nov. 7th 7pm - 9pm No Cost- Registration Required
Making space for citizens to act on the issues that matter most

Community members have an important role to play in naming the issues that affect them and in co-creating solutions. Yet civic engagement processes can all too easily force residents to look at problems from the perspective of government policies and structures in ways that create barriers to participation. How can governments create more intentional space to surface issues and enable local problem solving? And how can they place citizens at the centre of this conversation in ways that harness the energy and knowledge that community members offer?

Join Valerie Lemmie, Director of Exploratory Research at Kettering Foundation at the SFU Centre for Dialogue's annual Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue for a free public dialogue examining the complementary roles that citizens and governments can play in co-producing solutions to the problems that matter most.

To Register click here.

7Nov

Community members have an important role to play in naming the issues that affect them and in co-creating solutions. Yet civic engagement processes can all too easily force residents to look at problems from the perspective of government policies and structures in ways that create barriers to participation. How can governments create more intentional space to surface issues and enable local problem solving? And how can they place citizens at the centre of this conversation in ways that harness the energy and knowledge that community members offer?

Join Valerie Lemmie, Director of Exploratory Research at Kettering Foundation at the SFU Centre for Dialogue's annual Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue for a free public dialogue examining the complementary roles that citizens and governments can play in co-producing solutions to the problems that matter most.

3Nov
Building Knowledge and Capacity for Affordable Housing in BC Small Communities

Building Knowledge and Capacity for Affordable Housing in BC Small Communities

Is your community facing an affordable housing crunch? Do you have some good policies in place but aren't sure how to move forward?

The Whistler Centre for Sustainability has partnered with BC Housing to host workshops in three BC communities: Castlegar, Cranbrook and Courtenay, to discuss the most effective strategies to address the affordable housing challenge in small communities.

Registration is $30, or $20 for non-profits:
• November 1st: Castlegar – Castlegar and District Community Complex 
• November 3rd: Cranbrook – Cranbrook History Centre
• December 8th: Courtenay – Best Western Westerly Hotel

Workshop Objectives

• To develop a common understanding among BC small communities of the main challenges as well as leading practices in building affordable housing.
• To provide a forum for learning about leading practices, tools and strategies for building affordable housing.
• To provide a facilitated forum for discussion among stakeholders to share knowledge and exchange ideas.
• To support the development of an immediate-term implementation plan for building affordable housing in the community.

To find out more and register click here.

2Nov

Goals of the Summit

  • Highlight the findings and recommendations from the seven community consultations organized by the Raising the Profile Project in the Spring of 2017.
  • Develop a declaration, signed by key stakeholders and decision makers that recognizes the importance of community‐based health promotion and prevention work, and the accomplishments and key strategies that continue to strengthen the Community-Based Seniors’ Services (CBSS) sector.  The declaration framework will include a statement of guiding principles that articulate the value of the CBSS sector and will incorporate concrete commitments to move this work forward.
For information on how to attend please contact: raisingprofileproject (at) gmail (dot) com
27Oct

BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference

@ Jewish Community Centre, 950 41st Ave W, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7 Oct. 27th
BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference

The BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference is a regional gathering which will bring together many organizations and individuals throughout the province working toward strong public health care in B.C. The 2017 Conference will take place in Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territories) and on October 27th and 28th, 2017.

25Sep

Community Change Institute – Cities of the Future: Co-Creating Tomorrow

@ Vancouver, BC Sep. 25th 8:00 - Sept. 29, 5pm see link
Community Change Institute – Cities of the Future: Co-Creating Tomorrow

The pressures facing our cities is intense. Across the globe cities are working to address complex issues such as mobility and the movement of people; changing economies; the influx of technology platforms and the creation of smart cities; the maintenance of healthy and safe environments and the engagement and influence of citizens.

20Sep

Different by Design Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation

@ Nelson, BC Sep. 20th 8:00am - Sept. 23, 4:00pm see website
Different by Design Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation

The Different by Design – Exploring Innovation for Rural Prosperity conference explores the unique potential and many possibilities that exist in rural places.  The Different by Design conference has four themes:  Workforces of Tomorrow  The economies of tomorrow are unlikely to look like the economies that settled and built rural regions. This raises questions like what jo...
17Aug

Indigenous Youth in Action

@ Vancouver Maritime Museum Aug. 17th 10:00 - 5:00 Free
Indigenous Youth in Action

Next Up and IndigenEYEZ are excited to announce the return of Indigenous Youth in Action, a free four-day leadership program for young adults aged 17 - 32. The program welcomes First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth from across Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and beyond to support the social and environmental justice work participants are doing in their communities.

Taking place August 17-20, 2017 from 10am-5pm daily
Vancouver Maritime Museum, unceded lands of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations

6Jul

Facing a Changing World: Transformative Leadership and Practice

@ multiple locations Jul. 6th see below
Facing a Changing World: Transformative Leadership and Practice

Drawing practitioners of public health from all over the province, PHABC’s annual Summer School is BC’s leading forum for inspiration, sharing, and learning on public health and health equity at the individual, health care system, and community levels.

20Jun

Keeping it Rural Conference

@ Four Points By Sheraton, 5505 Airport Way Kelowna, BC Jun. 20th $395
Keeping it Rural Conference

SIBAC is pleased to announce the 2017 Keeping It Rural  Conference, which will take place this June 20th and 21st in Kelowna.

The Keeping It Rural  event will feature outstanding presenters from Australia and across North America, delivering presentations and leading workshops on topics ranging from the arts to agriculture.

Please register now to ensure your spot by visiting the online registration portal.

 

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

4Jun

Fairfield Gonzalez Resilient Streets Kick Off Workshop

@ Fairfield-Gonzales Community Association 1330 Fairfield Rd. Jun. 4th 7:00 - 9:00pm Free
Fairfield Gonzalez Resilient Streets Kick Off Workshop

Want to build more community on your street or in your building? The Building Resilient Neighbourhoods team is excited to visit the Fairfield Gonzalez community to share ideas, resources and micro-grants to support you to further community connectedness with your immediate neighbours. We are looking forward to connecting to help make your block or building more resilient! Her...
1Jun

Esquimalt Resilient Streets Kick-Off

@ Archie Browning Sport Arena Jun. 1st 7:00 - 9:00 Free
Esquimalt Resilient Streets Kick-Off

Want to build more community on your street or in your building? The Building Resilient Neighbourhoods team is excited to be visiting Esquimalt to share ideas, resources and micro-grants to support you to further community connectedness with your immediate neighbours. We are looking forward to connecting to help make your block or building more resilient! Here are the details...
26May

The Art of Storytelling

@ 2313 Ware St, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3C6 May. 26th 9:30 am Free
The Art of Storytelling

The Fraser Basin Council Youth Committee is hosting an event to inspire youth and young adults (aged 16-24). This is an opportunity to network, contribute to a public art piece and have the conversations that are meaningful to you. This free full-day event includes opportunities to: listen to a Stó:lō storyteller  learn about Canadian Sikh heritage discuss community storyte...
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