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. Ethnic and cultural diversity. Healthy public policy. Engaged citizens. A healthy community is all of this, and more.

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Defining safety and inclusivity in the public health context: Reflecting on PHABC\'s Summer School 2018

Defining safety and inclusivity in the public health context: Reflecting on PHABC's Summer School 2018

Aug 14th, 2018

Building Safe and Inclusive Communities was the theme of the 2018 Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) Summer School, hosted on July 5th and 6th at five university sites and five other remote sites across BC and Saskatchewan. Presenters shared stories, experiences, and research related to various...

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Cities Fit for Children Summit- Applications Open

Cities Fit for Children Summit- Applications Open

Local governments: looking for a way to demonstrate your community's commitment to children and youth? Applications to host the next Cities Fit for Children Summit are now open. The Summit is a province-wide biennial gathering for local governments, service providers and committed citizen...

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Proactive Approaches to Aging on the East Shore

Proactive Approaches to Aging on the East Shore

May 18th, 2018 related to Aging Well

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people aged 85 and older grew by 19.4%—nearly four times the rate for the overall Canadian population.[i] Projections suggest that by 2036, one-quarter of our population will be 65 or older. As this demographic grows, so does the importance of access to tim...

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Four ways local governments can support mental health through community design

Four ways local governments can support mental health through community design

Jun. 29, 2018 in Articles
Characteristics of the built environment in which community members live, work, play, and learn have an impact on mental health. Community design decisions made today can have lasting impacts on your community, creating elements that will i...
Focus on health: Making the most of the Housing Needs Assessment process

Focus on health: Making the most of the Housing Needs Assessment process

Jun. 29, 2018 in Articles
By Sarah Ravlic, MPlan   Healthy Housing in British ColumbiaThe province recently introduced legislation to make housing needs assessments mandatory for local governments. These assessments, intended to better support planning fo...
What is a Healthy City Strategy?

What is a Healthy City Strategy?

May. 17, 2018 in Healthy Communities/Cities
Creating Healthier Communities Through Policy All policies—even those that don't directly deal with health—have the ability to enhance or hinder your community's health and well-being. As a local government, it's easy to think...
21Aug

Webinar: How can community planning and design make us healthier?

@ Online Aug. 21st 10:00am - 11:30am Free
Webinar: How can community planning and design make us healthier?

Join our partners from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health on Tuesday, August 21 for this 90-minute webinar that explores new research into the role of the built environment in community health.