As part of our Local Government Leaders Speaker Series, BC Healthy Communities is pleased to present Creating Healthy Public Policy: Equitable Extreme Heat Planning on August 17, 2022 at 11am Pacific. This session aims to help northern communities in B.C. plan for, and respond to, the next extreme heat event.
Canada’s population is aging and by 2037, the number of Canadians 65 years and older is predicted to be approximately 10.4 million. Over the next 20 years, this group is forecasted to grow by 68%.
Watch the recording of the 2022 Age-friendly Communities Grant Program information session, where we explained the program in greater detail, answered questions and offered guidance on submitting an application.
In response to requests from communities and partners, we’ve extended the application deadline for our Healthy Public Policy grants for the Vancouver Coastal Health region. We’re now accepting applications until June 15, 2022.
Complex challenges need collaborative solutions. More governments are seeing the power of a regional approach to social planning to tackle issues like poverty reduction and social cohesion. Join BC Healthy Communities on March 30 for Creating Healthy Public Policy: Regional Social Planning Services to hear about experience of the City of Powell River, qathet Regional District and Tla’amin Nation as they collaborate to move their communities forward together.
Designed to support local and Indigenous governments embarking on Age-friendly Community Plans, this resource provides a refresher on the concept of equity in planning, offering ideas and guidance to help ensure equity is considered at each step of the planning process.