How Older Adults Can Reduce Risks of Climate Change Hazards

How Older Adults Can Reduce Risks of Climate Change Hazards

As climate change intensifies, older adults in British Columbia will face increasing health threats from wildfires and extreme temperatures. Now is the time to gain a better understanding of provincial emergency response resources and prepare for potential hazards. With nearly one-fifth of B.C.’s population 65 years or older in 2022 (increasing to 25% in 2031),…

PlanH webinar video: New tools to build social connection in multi-unit housing

PlanH webinar video: New tools to build social connection in multi-unit housing

Watch a video of our PlanH webinar on New tools to build social connection in multi-unit housing. The April 3, 2024 webinar, hosted by PlanH Delivery Lead Connie Allsopp, featured City of North Vancouver Mayor Linda Buchanan and consultants Madeleine Hebert from Happy Cities and Michelle Hoar from Hey Neighbour Collective. They discussed their multi-phased…

Climate Change and Well-being: Building Resilience Through Social Connectedness

Climate Change and Well-being: Building Resilience Through Social Connectedness

By Monica DeVidi Almost every day news breaks of another climate emergency occurring somewhere in the world. Hurricanes, forest fires, flooding, drought and extreme heat events are becoming more frequent and severe and are having a devastating impact on communities across the province. These events undoubtedly impact physical health through injury, disease, food and water…

Sign up for an info session on Child and Youth Mental Well-Being guide

Sign up for an info session on Child and Youth Mental Well-Being guide

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) partnered with BC Healthy Communities to create a series of guides (https://bchealthycommunities.ca/index.php/child-and-youth-mental-well-being-resources/)  to help local governments understand how to promote the mental well-being of children and youth through existing roles and assets. The guides include research, examples and information sources to inform and inspire action on key protective factors that young people need…

Social connection and belonging – Child and Youth Mental Well-Being Resources

Social connection and belonging – Child and Youth Mental Well-Being Resources

Relationships are one of the strongest predictors of children’s well-being throughout life. Studies have also found that a strong sense of belonging is associated with high self-rated mental health, even when controlling for geography and socio-economic status. Local governments can strengthen social connectedness and belonging for young people through initiatives that enable neighbourhood social cohesion,…

Safety – Child and Youth Mental Well-Being Resources

Safety – Child and Youth Mental Well-Being Resources

Safety includes both actual and perceived physical, psychological, and social safety experienced at home, school, and in community. Local governments can work towards creating public areas that are safe for children and youth while also implementing policies that respond to larger societal threats like racism, discrimination, poverty, inequality, and climate change.   This is the link…