Programs

PlanH (2011 - Current)

PlanH (2011 - Current)

The PlanH program supports local government engagement and partnerships across sectors for creating healthier communities. Recognizing that community policy, plans, and decisions affect health and well-being, PlanH provides learning opportunities, resources, and leading-edge practices for collaborative local action.

PlanH is a partnership between BC Healthy Communities Society and Healthy Families BC, and is informed by health authorities and other key stakeholders.

 

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Municipal Alcohol Policy (2012 - Current)

Municipal Alcohol Policy (2012 - Current)

A Municipal Alcohol Policy (MAP) helps support healthy communities by providing clear guidelines for alcohol use in municipal settings, and contributing to a culture of moderation in the community. BC Healthy Communities, in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health, is offering up to $7,000 in a grant to assist local governments to develop a Municipal Alcohol Policy.

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City of Victoria Youth Council (2010 - Current)

City of Victoria Youth Council (2010 - Current)

A youth-driven, grassroots project, the City of Victoria Youth Council offers opportunities for civic engagement to youth who live, work, hang out or go to school in the City of Victoria.

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Age-friendly Communities Recognition Award

Age-friendly Communities Recognition Award

Since 2012, the BC Ministry of Health and BC Healthy Communities Society have administered the Age-friendly Recognition award. As of 2016, 39 communities across the province have been recognized for completing the four milestones in the Age-friendly Communities process.

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Age-friendly Capacity Building

Age-friendly Capacity Building

An age-friendly city encourages active ageing by optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. In practical terms, an age-friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capacities.1

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Aging Well

Aging Well

Aging Well is designed to help older adults and seniors think about their future. Resources are intended to empower British Columbians to be pro-active in maintaining their health and wellness, planning for future needs and accessing supports and services that will enable them to remain healthy and independent. Aging Well provides anonline portal as well as face-to-face community engagement opportunities for communities.

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Building Shared Leadership for Climate Action (2010 - Current)

Building Shared Leadership for Climate Action (2010 - Current)

BC Healthy Communities supports multiple sectors to learn about, develop and implement meaningful and effective approaches for engagement and collaboration on climate change, specifically, the links between climate change and health.  

As part of this work, BCHC is a member of Climate Health BC--Climate Change Health Policy Group (CCHPG) that consists of partners such as Simon Fraser University, the Province of BC, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Public Health Association of BC, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Health Officers Council of BC.  

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