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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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Submit Your Story to the Resilient Streets Toolkit! (Deadline Extended to Feb. 10th)!

Submit Your Story to the Resilient Streets Toolkit! (Deadline Extended to Feb. 10th)!

Do you know about or have you read or heard about any inspiring examples or stories of neighbours voluntarily collaborating together on their street or in their apartment or condominium buildings to build connections between neighbours, improve their block, and help build resilience? We’d lik...

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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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Join the City of Victoria Youth Council!

Join the City of Victoria Youth Council!

Calling Youth between the ages of 14 and 24! Fill your toolbox with leadership, facilitation, community engagement skills and action planning by joining the City of Victoria Youth Council. Being on the CVYC is a great way to gain volunteer experience and get involved in local politics and neat proj...

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We\'ve Moved!

We've Moved!

Sep 06th, 2016

We have relocated our offices to a brand new space for social impact! You will now find BCHC at The Dock Victoria - a coworking space for community builders, social entrepreneurs and engaged people. Please update your address book. New Office Address: BC Healthy Communities
 c/o theDock...

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Welcome Tahia Ahmed, New CVYC Coordinator

Welcome Tahia Ahmed, New CVYC Coordinator

We'd like to welcome Tahia Ahmed to the BCHC team!  Tahia is the new Coordinator of the City of Victoria Youth Council (CVYC) and, in her role, she provides support and builds capacity for young people to engage with the City of Victoria and the issues they are passionate about. Prior to...

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2016 Age-friendly Communities Recognition Award

2016 Age-friendly Communities Recognition Award

Jun 29th, 2016

Three communities have achieved the four milestones of becoming an age-friendly community, and with that have received the BC Age-friendly Recognition Award. The Village of Harrison Hot Springs, City of Pitt Meadows and City of Maple Ridge have been added to the list of communities who have receive...

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