Upcoming Events

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.

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...
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.

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.

Event Archive

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...
17May

Move it! Exploring Active Community Innovations - A Virtual Forum

@ online May. 17th 9:00am PST - 12:00pm PST FREE
Move it! Exploring Active Community Innovations - A Virtual Forum

As part of the Active Communities grant application process, a half-day web forum will be held on May 17th, 2017. The forum will assist applicants from the Island Health and Interior Health regions to better understand the issue of physical activity and to inspire ideas for innovative applications.  This half day online forum is presented by BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) in...
10May
Building Resilient Neighbourhoods - Four Years of Learning Webinar

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.

 

10May

Understanding Consent - Social Justice Workshops for Youth

@ theDock 300-722 Cormorant Street Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T (250) 590-844 May. 10th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm FREE
Understanding Consent - Social Justice Workshops for Youth

Youth ages 14-24 are welcome to join the City of Victoria Youth Council for upcoming drop-in workshops for free! Youth can register individually or invite their program leaders to register on behalf of the members of a youth group. If you’re interested in one of our drop-in workshops, email info@cvyc.ca with the following information: Your name, phone number, email Which works...
29Apr

All Candidates Q&A with Youth

@ The Vic Theatre - 808 Douglas St., Victoria Apr. 29th 4:00pm - 6:00pm Free
All Candidates Q&A with Youth

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. 


26Apr

Social Connectedness Grants Webinar

@ Online Apr. 26th 10:00 - 11:30 Free
Social Connectedness Grants Webinar

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. 

26Apr

Workers Solidarity and Raising the Minimum Wage

@ theDock 300-722 Cormorant Street Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T (250) 590-8442 Apr. 26th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm FREE
Workers Solidarity and Raising the Minimum Wage

Youth ages 14-24 are welcome to join the City of Victoria Youth Council for upcoming drop-in workshops for free! Youth can register individually or invite their program leaders to register on behalf of the members of a youth group. If you’re interested in one of our drop-in workshops, email info@cvyc.ca with the following information: Your name, phone number, email Which works...
21Apr

Hopeful Economics: Leadership & Innovation Summit

@ Vancouver BC Apr. 21st - - April 22nd $350
Hopeful Economics: Leadership & Innovation Summit

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. 

18Apr
Collaboration not CoBLABoration: A Conversation with Chris Thompson

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.

13Apr

Collective Impact: Lessons from the Field

@ Online Apr. 13th 9:00 PST - 10:00 PST Free
Collective Impact: Lessons from the Field

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. 

12Apr

Stigmatizing Mental Health - Social Justice Workshop for Youth

@ theDock 300-722 Cormorant Street Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T (250) 590-8442 Apr. 12th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm FREE
Stigmatizing Mental Health - Social Justice Workshop for Youth

Youth ages 14-24 are welcome to join the City of Victoria Youth Council for upcoming drop-in workshops for free! Youth can register individually or invite their program leaders to register on behalf of the members of a youth group. If you’re interested in one of our drop-in workshops, email info@cvyc.ca with the following information: Your name, phone number, email Which works...
25Mar

Garden Design - CVYC Garden Project Workshop for Youth

@ Yates St. Community Garden Mar. 25th 12:00pm - 4:00pm Free
Garden Design - CVYC Garden Project Workshop for Youth

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.

24Mar

Food Justice 101 -CVYC Garden Project Workshop for Youth

@ The Dock 300 – 722 Cormorant St Mar. 24th 6:00pm - 9:00pm Free
Food Justice 101 -CVYC Garden Project Workshop for Youth

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.

15Mar

Social Enterprise and Food Security - Social Justice Workshops for Youth

@ 300-722 Cormorant Street Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 Mar. 15th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm FREE
Social Enterprise and Food Security - Social Justice Workshops for Youth

Youth ages 14-24 are welcome to join the City of Victoria Youth Council for upcoming drop-in workshops for free! Youth can register individually or invite their program leaders to register on behalf of the members of a youth group. If you’re interested in one of our drop-in workshops, email info@cvyc.ca with the following information: Your name, phone number, email Which works...
7Mar

Community Engagement: The Next Generation

@ Holiday Inn Vancouver, 1110 Howe Street Mar. 7th $695
Community Engagement: The Next Generation

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.

2Mar

Innoweave Impact Accelerator

@ Mar. 2nd 9:30 - 12:30 Free
Innoweave Impact Accelerator

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.

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