Imagine. A Healthy Community.

Healthy lifestyles. A vibrant economy. Affordable housing. Protected parks & green space. Accessible community services. Thriving neighbourhoods. Clean air and water. A sustainable environment. Cultural diversity. Healthy public policy. Engaged citizens. A healthy community is all of this, and more.

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We're hiring! (Updated)

Aug 09th, 2019

BC Healthy Communities is looking for:  an Administrative Assistant,   an Age-friendly/Healthy Aging Program Coordinator, and  a Financial Coordinator to join our innovative and interdisciplinary team. Do you want to work in a friendly workplace committed to supporting co...

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Public Health Association of B.C. hosts its 10th annual Summer School

Public Health Association of B.C. hosts its 10th annual Summer School

Jul 15th, 2019

By Jessie Foster, Practicum Student This year the Public Health Association of B.C. (PHABC) boasted its largest Summer School turnout to date, with nearly 200 people in attendance across the western Canadian board. The event, which was held July 4–5, brought together health care professionals...

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BC Healthy Communities nominated for Planning Institute of BC Award

BC Healthy Communities nominated for Planning Institute of BC Award

May 10th, 2019

BC Healthy Communities’ planning team, together with Urban Matters, recently netted a nomination for the Planning Institute of BC's New Directions Award for their work on the Strathcona Regional District Housing Needs Assessment. The project, which wrapped last year, was deemed as innovative f...

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Five take-home messages from B.C.’s first Active Transportation Summit

Five take-home messages from B.C.’s first Active Transportation Summit

Jul. 4, 2019 in Articles
We were thrilled to visit New Westminster to attend B.C.’s first Active Transportation Summit. The two-day summit featured keynote speakers, panel discussions, interactive workshops and presentations focused on expanding our ways of t...
Evaluating with an open mind and a humble heart: Reflections from the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference

Evaluating with an open mind and a humble heart: Reflections from the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference

Jun. 17, 2019 in Articles
Image: BC Healthy Communities' Research and Evaluation Specialist Diana Gresku (L) poses with Sharon Bala, author of The Boat People and the facilitator of Bridges to Empathy, one of the sessions at this year's Canadian Evaluation Society C...
The A to Z of Healthy Communities: P

The A to Z of Healthy Communities: P

May. 9, 2019 in Fact Sheets
Political commitment is explicit “commitment to a healthy community by providing leadership and decision-making that considers health and well-being in policy decisions and planning.”1 “Many would be surprised to learn ...