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.
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.
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.
As we navigate uncharted territory and attempt to keep up with new information, it’s hard to know what to do, but there are some things we can be doing right now.
It seems like until the beginning of March, ‘social isolation’ was a term very few of us in B.C. knew of, confined to the halls of academia or public health.
Amidst health advisories, travel restrictions, cancelled events in the province and worldwide, BC Healthy Communities is working as an organization to respond.