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.
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.
Why is it that some communities and neighbourhoods, more than others, are able to pro-actively respond and thrive in the face of challenges and change?
What are some of the key ingredients of community and neighbourhood resilience and how can these be nurtured and built.
Join BC Healthy Communities and the Tamarack Institute for an lively webinar with the Building Resilient Neighbourhoods team as they share what they've learned over the past four years working with communities to foster change.
Join this webinar to explore these questions with the team from the Building Resilient Neighbourhoods project, a collaborative initiative to create more resilient communities and neighbourhoods in the Greater Victoria region in BC, as they share their key learnings from the first four years of their work.
The City of Victoria Youth Council (CVYC) hosts a non-partisan All-Candidates Q&A for youth of all ages on Saturday, April 29th from 4pm-6pm. Come to learn about the key issues and get your questions answered by candidates from Victoria-Beacon Hill, Victoria-Swan Lake, Oak Bay-Gordon Head, and Saanich South. Bring your friends, share some yummy snacks (on us), and gear up for election day - May 9th.
CVYC will also lead a conversation on what it means to host elections in a settler-colonial context. Join us to share your thoughts.
This is a free informational webinar presented by BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC). This webinar is to provide additional information on the available Social Connectedness Grants and additional capacity building support through the two streams of the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund.
Could your community use more resources and support to foster strong social connections, make a measurable impact on physical activity and increase the health and well-being of your residents? Are you a local government with partnerships with your community and health authority in place? If you are thinking of applying for funding with additional support from the PlanH Social Connectedness Grants, applicants are highly encouraged to attend this webinar.
Hopeful Economics: Leadership & Innovation Summit is an opportunity for us to share ideas on how we can build new economic models that sustain both people and places. There is another way forward. On a local level, people everywhere are already acting and building these solutions, and this event will help to do some big picture thinking together.
Effective cross-sector collaboration – engaging a diverse group of stakeholders to assume shared responsibility for achieving a shared, mutually beneficial goal – can generate enduring, positive community change that we can see, feel and touch. Success however is not guaranteed. Indeed, without careful design a collaboration quickly devolves into its “evil cousin,” coblaboration – characterized by talk that never turns into action, redundant meetings and no data to clarify the multitude of opinions.
Join the Tamarack Institute for a lively webinar about the good and the challenging of collective impact.
Collective Impact is transforming communities across Canada and the United States. We know the work can be challenging. Bringing many diverse partners together to agree on a common agenda and how to make and measure progress often means deep dialogue about what we agree on but more often it surfaces where we might not agree. Mary Pickering of The Atmospheric Fund, Elena DiBattista of the Halton Our Kids Network and Donna Gates of Living SJ will share the lessons they are learning as they tackle leading collective impact initiatives.
Get hands-on experience in garden design. Explore seed starting, hugelkultur, and direct seeding at the Yates St. Community Garden. This workshop will run rain or shine and take place outside. Participants are asked to dress with weather conditions in mind.
Register here for this fun and hands-on workshop.
Learn about nutrition, local food policy, culturally appropriate food practices, and food access issues through dialogue, art, and collaborative learning. This workshop will be hosted at The Dock 300 – 722 Cormorant St. and dinner will be provided.
Register here for this exciting workshop.
In our cities and communities, a new generation of community engagement is emerging. People demand to be engaged in decisions, they expect to work together and they want better outcomes for themselves and their neighbours. They believe by working together they can achieve a collective impact.
We need a new generation of tools and practices to inform, consult, involve and partner with people in building better communities.
BC Healthy Communities is happy to partner with Innoweave to offer this exciting Innoweave Impact Accelerator working session.
What is the Innoweave Impact Accelerator?
Since its launch in 2012, Innoweave has leveraged social innovation tools to help hundreds of organizations advance their mission and generate greater impact. We have used that experience to develop the Innoweave Impact Accelerator, a mini-workshop that helps organizations and collectives to clarify the impact they are working to achieve. A clear impact focus helps organizations and collaboratives more easily identify which social innovation approaches (such as developing a social enterprise) they can leverage to achieve and accelerate their impact.
This is a free workshop with a light lunch provided, presented by BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) in collaboration with Autumn Services. This initiative is supported by the Province of British Columbia.
Food insecurity – the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints – is increasingly recognized as a serious public health problem. Since 2005, household food insecurity has been systematically monitored in Canada through the Canadian Community Health Survey run by Statistics Canada.
The growing use of these data by public health, community agencies, research centres, and social policy groups has been critical in building awareness and understanding of the problem of food insecurity. However, inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the reporting of data on food insecurity mask the scale and severity of this problem. The accurate and effective use of Canada’s monitoring data hinges on a clear understanding of what exactly is being measured on the Canadian Community Health Survey, what it means, and how to interpret the food insecurity statistics available on Statistics Canada’s website (CANSIM). Anyone interested in using food insecurity statistics or learning about how food insecurity is monitored in Canada is encouraged to join.
Join community and academic presenters in this series of free events exploring how to live within the ecological constraints of the planet.
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