Upcoming Events

1Oct

International Healthy Cities Conference 2018

@ Belfast, Northern Ireland Oct. 1st $835
International Healthy Cities Conference 2018

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. 

18Oct

Canadian Association on Gerontology

@ Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver BC Oct. 18th
Canadian Association on Gerontology

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

Event Archive

13Sep

On the Table

@ Various Locations throughout BC Sep. 13th Free
On the Table

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.

21Aug

Webinar: How can community planning and design make us healthier?

@ Online Aug. 21st 10:00am - 11:30am Free
Webinar: How can community planning and design make us healthier?

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.

8Aug

International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference

@ Chelsea Hotel & Ryerson University in Toronto, ON Aug. 8th $450
International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference

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.

19Jul

Canadian Institute of Planners National Conference

@ Winnipeg Jul. 19th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm $799
Canadian Institute of Planners National Conference

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. 

16Jul

Community innovators, Changemakers and Creatives

@ Online Jul. 16th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Free
Community innovators, Changemakers and Creatives

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. 

5Jul

Introduction to Reconciliation

@ Online Jul. 5th 9:00 am - 10:00 am Free
Introduction to Reconciliation

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. 

5Jul

The Public Health Association of British Columbia’s Summer School 2018

@ Various Locations Jul. 5th 9:00 am - 4:30 pm $80 - $160
The Public Health Association of British Columbia’s Summer School 2018

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.”

14May

International Making Cities Livable 55th Conference

@ The Shaw Center, Ottawa, Canada May. 14th $645
International Making Cities Livable 55th Conference

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.

24Apr
Smart Cities Challenge

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! 

15Mar

Vital Conversation: Hey Victoria! Let's Talk About Your Drinking...

@ The Parkside Hotel & Spa, Victoria Mar. 15th 3:00 - 6:30 Free
Vital Conversation: Hey Victoria! Let\'s Talk About Your Drinking...

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.

11Mar

Smart South Island Innovation Challenge

@ Flury Hall in the Bob Wright Building, University of Victoria Mar. 11th 2:00 PM Free to Public
Smart South Island Innovation Challenge

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! 

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.

30Jan

Indigenous Speakers Series (Jan-March)

@ University of Victoria Jan. 30th
Indigenous Speakers Series (Jan-March)

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!***

Presentation information

 Location: UVic First People's House, Ceremonial Hall

More info here.

23Jan

Principles-Focused Evaluation: Newest Approach to Evaluating Complex Change Efforts

@ Online- interview with Michael Quinn Patton Jan. 23rd 1pm EST - 2pm EST Free
Principles-Focused Evaluation: Newest Approach to Evaluating Complex Change Efforts

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. 

10Jan

BC Physical Literacy for Communities Information Session

@ Online Jan. 10th 10:30 - 11:30 Free
BC Physical Literacy for Communities Information Session

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.

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/

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