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Funding Opportunity: Age-Friendly grants support healthy communities for seniors

Funding Opportunity: Age-Friendly grants support healthy communities for seniors

Sep 18th, 2018 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

Healthy communities support all stages of life. In partnership with the Union of BC Municipalities, the Province has announced $500,000 in funding to support local governments in age-friendly planning.  For the first time, the age-friendly communities grant program is launching a pilot pr...

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Stream of Consciousness grant sets its sights on creating community

Stream of Consciousness grant sets its sights on creating community

Sep 05th, 2018

Stream of Consciousness is a digital media company based in Victoria, BC. They help amplify the voices of some of the world’s most brilliant thinkers, teachers, innovators and community leaders by delivering professional livestream broadcasts, webinars and eCourses. Through their 2020 Vision ...

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Evaluation: The missing link between process and progress

Evaluation: The missing link between process and progress

Sep 04th, 2018 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

Using evaluation to build a strong foundation For those of us who work in and with communities, it can be challenging to know how to make sense of the impact of our work, even when we are seeing growth, change and success. As a result, it can be hard to answer what seem like simple questions: Are y...

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Building Age-Friendly Communities: Healthy Community Planner Sarah Ravlic on the next steps for local governments

Building Age-Friendly Communities: Healthy Community Planner Sarah Ravlic on the next steps for local governments

Aug 22nd, 2018 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

Did you know that 7 out of the 10 Canadian municipalities with the largest portion of seniors are located in B.C.? As a result, more communities are exploring what it means to become age-friendly, supporting all stages, from childhood through to later years. BC's Local Government Management Ass...

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Defining safety and inclusivity in the public health context: Reflecting on PHABC\'s Summer School 2018

Defining safety and inclusivity in the public health context: Reflecting on PHABC's Summer School 2018

Aug 14th, 2018

Building Safe and Inclusive Communities was the theme of the 2018 Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) Summer School, hosted on July 5th and 6th at five university sites and five other remote sites across BC and Saskatchewan. Presenters shared stories, experiences, and research related to various...

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Applications Now Open for Cities Fit for Children Summit

Applications Now Open for Cities Fit for Children Summit

Local governments: looking for a way to demonstrate your community's commitment to children and youth? Applications to host the next Cities Fit for Children Summit are now open. The Summit is a province-wide biennial gathering for local governments, service providers and committed citizen...

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Proactive Approaches to Aging on the East Shore

Proactive Approaches to Aging on the East Shore

May 18th, 2018 related to Aging Well

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people aged 85 and older grew by 19.4%—nearly four times the rate for the overall Canadian population.[i] Projections suggest that by 2036, one-quarter of our population will be 65 or older. As this demographic grows, so does the importance of access to tim...

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Planning for Retirees: Ucluelet Responds to Shifting Community Demographics

Planning for Retirees: Ucluelet Responds to Shifting Community Demographics

May 09th, 2018 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

Abigail Fortune, director of Parks and Recreation for the District of Ucluelet, recalled a funny learning moment during the community engagement process for the District’s Age-Friendly assessment. “I got in big trouble for hosting an evening meeting,” Fortune said. “I had nev...

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Accessibility for All: Smithers\' Age-Friendly Plan Builds Access into Planning

Accessibility for All: Smithers' Age-Friendly Plan Builds Access into Planning

May 08th, 2018 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

“One of the key pieces in our age-friendly process,” said Yazmin Banuelas, Planner for the Town of Smithers, “was recognizing the strength and possibility of Access Smithers.” A local, grassroots organization, Access Smithers has six core volunteers who work to create a livab...

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Planning Together: Powell River Sets Goals to Improve Aging-in-Place

Planning Together: Powell River Sets Goals to Improve Aging-in-Place

May 07th, 2018 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

When the City of Powell River wanted to better understand how it could support its large senior population, it conducted a study, Aging in Powell River, to determine the factors that hindered seniors from aging in place. The 2016 study identified a lack of accessible transportation, unawareness of e...

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Salmo, Port Coquitlam and Kitimat-Stikine Prove Leadership in Sustainability

Salmo, Port Coquitlam and Kitimat-Stikine Prove Leadership in Sustainability

Feb 26th, 2018

Three BC Communities; Salmo, Port Coquitlam and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, have recently been awarded the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Communities award. These awards honour and celebrate the most innovative environmental initiatives in cities and communities...

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Help Shape BC’s Rural Development Strategy

Help Shape BC’s Rural Development Strategy

Feb 07th, 2018

The B.C. Government has committed to developing a long-term, durable Rural Development Strategy that works for all rural British Columbians. The new strategy will help rural and Indigenous communities build their capacity to create resilient, sustainable futures. Your input will inform th...

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