Jodi has a Masters in Environment and Management, over 15 years of community development experience working both at the local and international level. She also has a strong background in community-based research, social capital, public policy and integral evaluation. She provides expertise in multi-sectoral collaboration and partnerships, systems thinking, the healthy communities approach and practical approaches to understanding the links between the determinants of health.>>Full Bio
Claudia has been working in the field of sustainable (community) development for several years now. She was involved in various sustainable tourism projects in Europe before she moved to Canada. Claudia has a Bachelor of Business Administration and has extensive experience in event management and coordination, project and financial management. Through her work and travel experiences in Europe, North America and North Africa she has gained a deep understanding of the importance of communities for creating healthier cities and building resilience.>>Full Bio
Jennifer manages communications for BCHC. She has worked with with several municipal, First Nation and Provincial governments on sustainability initiatives. She has extensive experience collaborating with urban and rural planners on engaging local governments around building complete compact communities and facilitating development.>>Full Bio
Gagan's role is to support communities that are accessing BCHC's capacity building grants and to help tell the stories of the transformative and innovative work that is happening across the province. She has over 15 years of community development experience, and is a natural collaborator and connector. Gagan values inclusion, community-building, and working across differences to create lasting, systemic change.>>Full Bio
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 management, and partnership development in community health, and developing and implementing public policy in community, school, and local government settings.>>Full Bio
Mikiko supports the BCHC team with her expertise in finance and administration. As a graduate of Camosun College’s Bachelor of Business Administration Mikiko brings a detailed eye to balancing accounts. She appreciates the value of BCHC’s mission professionally and personally having been born and raised in Shimamoto, a small healthy community in Japan. When she is not crunching the numbers, she enjoys reading and walking.>>Full Bio
Tahia is the 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.>>Full Bio
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