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.
Join the Whistler Centre for Sustainability, BC Housing, Comox 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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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
• 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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