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Job Posting: Program & Events Assistant

Job Posting: Program & Events Assistant

Jul 20th, 2017

We are seeking a passionate team player who is keen to support our innovative team in our Victoria office. In this role, you will combine your administration and communication skills with your experience in coordinating event/data logistics and passion for supporting others.  You are an energe...

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BC Wildfires a Reminder of the Importance of Building Healthy Communities

BC Wildfires a Reminder of the Importance of Building Healthy Communities

Jul 19th, 2017

A message from BCHC Executive Director: Jodi Mucha BC Healthy Communities Society shares a deep concern and a message of hope to the communities affected by the state of emergency due to the wildfires across the province.  We have tremendous respect for the communities working together to supp...

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11 Local Governments Receive Funding for Improving Social Connectedness

11 Local Governments Receive Funding for Improving Social Connectedness

Jul 18th, 2017 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

The PlanH program, delivered by BC Healthy Communities Society, has announced the 11 BC communities that will receive support for creating stronger social environments. Selected communities will receive $170,000 in grants and additional in-kind coaching support from the Healthy Communities Capacity...

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Job Posting- Healthy Communities Planner with BCHC

Job Posting- Healthy Communities Planner with BCHC

Jul 10th, 2017

BCHC is seeking a Healthy Communities Planner. We are looking for a Healthy Communities Planner to work directly with communities to build capacity for addressing community health challenges.   You understand the strong relationship between people, place, and health and have a professi...

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CVYC Wraps Up a Successful Year

CVYC Wraps Up a Successful Year

The City of Victoria Youth Council (CVYC) is happy to report a successful completion of their 2016/2017 year. Having spent the last 10 months working together and building capacity to address social and environmental justice issues that impact the lives of young people in this city, the CV...

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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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