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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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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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Wishing A Happy & Healthy Holiday Season

Wishing A Happy & Healthy Holiday Season

Dec 19th, 2017

On behalf of our Board of Directors and wonderful staff team here at BC Healthy Communities we wish you a healthy, happy and peaceful holiday season.  All the best for the New Year and we look forward to our continued work with you to create healthier communities for all. &...

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The Value of Urban Green Space

Nov 21st, 2017

At BC Healthy Communities, we recognize that one’s built and natural environments influence community health outcomes, and the importance of staying up to date on emerging evidence form experts in this field. On November 18th our Research and Impact Specialist, Diana Gresku, attended the ...

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15 Communities in the Interior and Island Health Authority Regions Receive Funding to boost Physical Activity

15 Communities in the Interior and Island Health Authority Regions Receive Funding to boost Physical Activity

Nov 05th, 2017 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC), in partnership with the BC Alliance for Healthy Living (BCAHL), has awarded 15 communities that applied for funding to support upstream action to work towards measurable impact on physical activity, and improve opportunities for physical activity in t...

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PlanH, BCHC's legacy initiative

Oct 27th, 2017 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

Have you utlized our amazing resources through our PlanH initiative?   PlanH, implemented by BC Healthy Communities Society, facilitates local government learning, partnership development and planning for healthier communities where we live, learn, work and play.  Working together wi...

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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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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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