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THE ISSUE: Physical Activity

Healthy Communities foster health by creating environments that support health. Though we often think of physical environments such as Healthy Built Environments and Healthy Natural Environments, the environments within communities that impact our health can also be social, economic, and political. 
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New grants provide funding for local governments for community connectedness and healthy community engagement

The PlanH Healthy Communities Grant Program, administered by BC Healthy Communities, is offering 20 grants for the 2020-2021 year across two funding streams: Community Connectedness and Healthy Community Engagement.
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Upcoming Webinar: Creating Age-friendly Communities – Approaches for optimizing your needs assessment & planning process

Has your community received an Age-friendly Communities Grant, or is it considering applying for one in the future? BC Healthy Communities is...
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Emergency Community Support Fund Open for Applications

The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund is now open. The Emergency Community Support Fund supports community organizations helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Community Engagement & Physical Distancing: A list of resources

Many organizations are working to make physically-distant community engagement a reality. We're sharing a list of some free resources to help local governments get started.
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Kelowna’s Lived Experience commitment to healthy community engagement

Kelowna’s Journey Home Strategy is a strong example of healthy and equitable community engagement, incorporating a Lived Experience Circle made up of individuals with experience living with homelessness or precarious housing.
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THE ISSUE: Economic Equality

Healthy Communities foster health by creating environments that support health. Though we often think of physical environments such as Healthy Built Environments and Healthy Natural Environments, the environments within communities that impact our health can also be social, economic, and political. 
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A message from our partners at the Ministry of Health: Food bank donations are low

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, our partners at the Ministry of Health have asked us to share the following...
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“None for anyone”: COVID-19’s impact on community engagement

In many communities across B.C., most public activities have been halted. These unprecedented times have led to equality in public participation—none for anyone. 
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World Water Day 2020

For 2020 the theme of World Water Day is ‘Water and Climate Change’. In this post, we consider how we might share the responsibility of protecting this invaluable resource.
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About Us

BC Healthy Communities is a province-wide not-for-profit organization that facilitates the ongoing development of healthy, thriving and resilient communities. We provide a range of resources, programs, funding and fee-for-service offerings that support multi-sectoral groups to collaborate around a shared vision for a common purpose.

Our Services

We offer a range of services that reflect our interdisciplinary team’s expertise in planning, public health, and community engagement. Our service model is not linear – rather, it reflects the continuous process of improving and strengthening community health and well-being through policy and programs.

Our Programs

PlanH supports local governments creating healthier communities through funding, resources, learning opportunities and leading practices for healthy public policy.

Learn more about PlanH.

Our Age-Friendly Community Capacity Building program supports communities across the province as they plan for active aging.

Learn more about Age-friendly Capacity Building.

ElderConnect is a unified, connected, community-based wellness navigation system developed in partnership with the ElderCare Foundation.

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