Projects

We work with a wide range of partners at the local, regional, provincial and national level to design and deliver innovative approaches to address key community challenges. A snapshot of some of our current projects is provided below.

Citizens Series Webinars (2010 - Current)

Citizens Series Webinars (2010 - Current)

BCHC and the Northern Health Authority's Population Health Team have partnered to host a series of free web-based seminars on the role of citizens in building healthy communities. The webinars invite dialogue from northern communities on specific topics that are critical to improving the health outcomes of northern people.

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Cities Fit for Children Biennial Summit (2015-Current)

Cities Fit for Children Biennial Summit (2015-Current)

Cities Fit for Children is a biennial conference that brings together municipal leaders with child development professionals; parents and community champions to promote and increase collaboration towards creating local environments where children, youth and their families thrive.

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Building Resilient Neighbourhoods (2013 - Current)

Building Resilient Neighbourhoods (2013 - Current)

In the Building Resilient Neighbourhoods Project, we’re working together to increase the capacity of citizens to find new paths for taking collective action on shared priorities in the capital region.

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Youth Engagement Strategy (YES) Creston Valley (2014)

Youth Engagement Strategy (YES) Creston Valley (2014)


BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) worked with the Town of Creston to develop a ‘Youth Engagement Strategy’, much like BCHC has previously done in Castlegar (2011).  BCHC developed and facilitated a series of surveys, asset mapping sessions, key informant interviews, and consultations with youth, service providers, and the community at large. 

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BC Housing Tenant Engagement on Sustainability (2012 - 2014)

BC Housing Tenant Engagement on Sustainability (2012 - 2014)

BCHC is working with BC Housing to develop a tenant engagement strategy for sustainable energy consumption with the main objective to develop, implement and evaluate a program for for two social housing units (Grandview Terrace and Hall Towers) operated by BC Housing. 

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Healthy Communities: An Approach to Action on the Determinants of Health in Canada (2010 - 2012)

Healthy Communities: An Approach to Action on the Determinants of Health in Canada (2010 - 2012)

BCHC has been working with 3 other Healthy Communities networks across Canada (Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick) over the past 3 years to demonstrate how the Healthy Communities approach is an effective upstream approach for chronic disease prevention in community settings.

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Trust US! Intergenerational Initiative

Trust US! Intergenerational Initiative

Trust US! is a project aimed at building relationships between teens and seniors of Gorge-Tillicum by making safer shared community spaces that most teens and seniors use – areas such as sidewalks, malls, recreation centres and bus stops.

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COSCO BC Volunteer Facilitator Training (2012 - 2014)

COSCO BC Volunteer Facilitator Training (2012 - 2014)

BCHC is excited to be working with Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of British Columbia (COSCO BC) to provide regional training opportunities for "seniors helping seniors". Volunteers will learn to facilitate valuable health promotion workshops in their community on topics such as age-friendly communities and mature drivers. 

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Living Life Fully: Youth Taking Charge of their Health and Wellness (2010 - 2012)

Living Life Fully: Youth Taking Charge of their Health and Wellness (2010 - 2012)

We are working closely with partners in Prince George and Hazelton, including Northern Health Authority, Storyteller's Foundation, and The Canadian Cancer Society, SCOPE, Future Cents and the Fraser Basin Council on a youth capacity building initiative for children and youth to build on capacity for achieving healthier weights in the North Region.   

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City of Surrey: Youth Engagement for the City of Surrey

City of Surrey: Youth Engagement for the City of Surrey

Similar to BCHC’s approach, the City of Surrey has adopted the social determinants of health as an underpinning to the work that it does with youth. This important synergy allows us to work together on this project and create a “cultural shift”  that will lead to changes in the way youth workers, front line staff and supervisors integrate the youth engagement strategy. We also believe systemic impacts throughout the systems will be possible and achievable.

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White Rock Arts and Culture Mapping

White Rock Arts and Culture Mapping

Through the White Rock Cultural Mapping Project, BCHC engaged local arts, culture and citizen groups in the creation of an inventory of arts and cultural assets, gaps, opportunities, relationships and developed recommendations for the cultural economy of the future. These were represented in a dynamic map and cultural strategy developed in conjunction with the Community Arts Council of White Rock and District.

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Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces

Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces

BC Healthy Communities and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. are thrilled to continue working together on their Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces (WICWP) Legacy Project to better engage multicultural youth in Abbotsford. This WICPWP Legacy Project builds on the momentum from the “Food for Thought” program developed by the two organizations in 2011.

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United Way of Greater Victoria Community Tables

United Way of Greater Victoria Community Tables

The Community Tables are a regional initiative that focus on building healthy, resilient neighbourhoods and mobilizing community assets to address some of Greater Victoria's most pressing issues. BC Health Communities planned and  facilitated five community tables throughout Greater Victoria and conducted an integrated evaluation process of the overall process.

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Terrace Leading Communities Program

Terrace Leading Communities Program

BCHC, in partnership with the Centre for Innovative and Entrepreneurial Leadership (CIEL), adapted CIEL's Leading Communities Leadership Program and curriculum to deliver a 6 month community leadership program for Terrace, BC.  The training focused on a range of topics which aimed to develop leadership competencies in 4 key areas: Personal Leadership, Collaborative Leadership, Community Leadership and Transformational Leadership.

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A Day in My Carbon Neutral Life

A Day in My Carbon Neutral Life

Most British Columbians are concerned about climate change and want to reduce their own carbon footprint. But what we can do as individuals is significantly limited by the world we live in: where we can afford to rent or own a home, what kinds of jobs are available, how the goods we buy are produced and transported, what transportation systems exist, and many other factors. BCHC is collaborating with the Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives and other Climate Justice Project partners on this exciting social mobilization project. 

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UBC: Community Needs Assessment and Residents Asset Mapping

UBC: Community Needs Assessment and Residents Asset Mapping

BC Healthy Communities designed and conducted a community needs assessment and asset mapping process for the residents and staff of Acadia Park, University of BC’s student family housing neighbourhood. 

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UTown@UBC: Community-building Celebration Event

UTown@UBC: Community-building Celebration Event

BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) is planning and coordinating a community-building event for the diverse community of UTown@ University of British Columbia (UBC). We proposed an engaging, inter-active, and celebratory event beyond the scope of a traditional community event. Key community stakeholders are actively engaged throughout the proces where asset- based community-building and arts-based engagement is woven throughout the project activities.

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Fraser Basin Council\'s Smart Planning for Communities Program (2011-2013)

Fraser Basin Council's Smart Planning for Communities Program (2011-2013)

Fraser Basin Council and BC Healthy Communities have joined hands to address community sustainability from both and health and planning lens. Through this collaborative relationship we are able to provide opportunities to support and foster local government actions on community sustainability and support the overall health and wellbeing of communities for years to come.

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