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Apply for an Active Communities Grant (Island and Interior Health Regions)

Apply for an Active Communities Grant (Island and Interior Health Regions)

May 10th, 2017 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

Applications are now being accepted for active communities grants.  These grants are for local governments in Island Health and Interior Health Regions and their partners working towards having a measurable impact on physical activity. Grants of up to $30,000 are available to individual com...

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New Program Manager: Victoria Barr

New Program Manager: Victoria Barr

May 03rd, 2017

We are excited to introduce Victoria Barr, BCHC's new program manager.  Victoria brings expertise and passion as a research planner, specializing in the connections between community planning, health and well-being.  Her work in this area has involved leadership, project managem...

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Two New Grant Opportunities Available for Local Governments

Two New Grant Opportunities Available for Local Governments

May 03rd, 2017 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

Could your community use more resources and support to foster strong social connections, or 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? Apply fo...

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2017 Age-friendly Recipients Announced

2017 Age-friendly Recipients Announced

Mar 13th, 2017 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

Congratulations to the 18 communities in BC awarded UBCM's Age-friendly Communities Grants. BC Healthy Communities is offering additional support for building an age-friendly community. Find out more here: www.bchealthycommunities.ca/afcb.   A housing study for First Nations Elders and develo...

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Social Justice workshops for youth in Victoria hosted by the City of Victoria Youth Council

Social Justice workshops for youth in Victoria hosted by the City of Victoria Youth Council

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. All workshops will take place at theDock:  300-722 Cormo...

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Volunteer Awards Celebrating Community Leadership for Canada 150

Volunteer Awards Celebrating Community Leadership for Canada 150

Feb 08th, 2017

In support of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Island Savings is celebrating community leadership across British Columbia by recognizing local volunteers who are making meaningful contributions in our communities. Do you know someone who’s making a difference? Throughout 2017, Island Savings...

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New Video: Community Resilience Workshop

New Video: Community Resilience Workshop

Do you know your community strengths and where you how to pull the strengths together? BC Healthy Communities participated in a hands-on workshop on community resilience in emergency situations to enrich our work in resilient neighbourhoods and social connectedness. Check out the video on the ...

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Five Powerful Community Initiatives Celebrated in Short Video Series

Five Powerful Community Initiatives Celebrated in Short Video Series

Jan 02nd, 2017 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

BC Healthy Communities on behalf of the PlanH program is proud to release a series of five short videos celebrating community initiatives from around the province. The following series of thoughtful stories, produced by BCHC on behalf of the PlanH program, describe first-hand how collaboration be...

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Season\'s Greetings from BC Healthy Communities

Season's Greetings from BC Healthy Communities

Dec 23rd, 2016

BC Healthy Communities Society wishes you and your families a healthy and joyful holiday season. It is our great honour to work with passionate partners and stakeholders and inspiring communities across BC. We look forward to our continued work with you to build on capacity for h...

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Exploring How Social Connectedness Supports Aging Well

Exploring How Social Connectedness Supports Aging Well

Dec 07th, 2016 related to Aging Well

BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) is bringing older adults together in a series of workshops to explore what communities can provide for them and what they need to do to prepare for a healthy, social and happy future.   We know that British Columbia’s population is changing. Statistics show ...

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Collective Impact Initiative Helps Feed Students

Collective Impact Initiative Helps Feed Students

Oct 24th, 2016

Many households around BC are struggling to feed their kids regular, nutritious meals. Schools often provide meal programs for kids during school hours – but still see kids arriving hungry. BC Healthy Communities is helping community partners to work together to try new ways of ensuring studen...

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Deadline Extended: Call For Proposals: Host the Fall 2017 Cities Fit for Children Summit

Deadline Extended: Call For Proposals: Host the Fall 2017 Cities Fit for Children Summit

The deadline for applications to host the Cities Fit for Children Summit has been extended to 4:30pm on November 21st, 2016. We are very pleased to announce our call for proposals for the sixth Cities Fit for Children Summit. Cities Fit for Children is a biennial conference that brings together mu...

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