Programs

PlanH (2011 - Current)

PlanH (2011 - Current)

PlanH, implemented by BC Healthy Communities Society, facilitates local government learning, partnership development and planning for healthier communities where we live, learn, work and play.  Working together with health authorities, UBCM and the Ministry of Health, PlanH supports Healthy Families BC, the Province’s health promotion strategy. www.planh.ca

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Municipal Alcohol Policy (2012 - Current)

Municipal Alcohol Policy (2012 - Current)

A Municipal Alcohol Policy (MAP) helps support healthy communities by providing clear guidelines for alcohol use in municipal settings, and contributing to a culture of moderation in the community. BC Healthy Communities in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health, is offering up to $7,000 in a grant to assist local governments to develop a Municipal Alcohol Policy.

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Age-friendly Communities Recognition Award

Age-friendly Communities Recognition Award

Since 2012, BC Healthy Communities Society and the BC Ministry of Health have recognized 45 communities across the province for completing the four milestones in the Age-friendly Communities process.

 

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Age-friendly Capacity Building

Age-friendly Capacity Building

  • An age-friendly city encourages active ageing by optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. In practical terms, an age-friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capacities.1
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Aging Well

Aging Well

Aging Well is designed to help older adults and seniors think about their future. Resources are intended to empower British Columbians to be pro-active in maintaining their health and wellness, planning for future needs and accessing supports and services that will enable them to remain healthy and independent. Aging Well provides anonline portal as well as face-to-face community engagement opportunities for communities.

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City of Victoria Youth Council (2010 - Current)

City of Victoria Youth Council (2010 - Current)

A youth-driven, grassroots project, the City of Victoria Youth Council offers opportunities for civic engagement to youth who live, work, hang out or go to school in the City of Victoria.

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Building Shared Leadership for Climate Action (2010 - Current)

Building Shared Leadership for Climate Action (2010 - Current)

BC Healthy Communities supports multiple sectors to learn about, develop and implement meaningful and effective approaches for engagement and collaboration on climate change, specifically, the links between climate change and health.  

As part of this work, BCHC is a member of Climate Health BC--Climate Change Health Policy Group (CCHPG) that consists of partners such as Simon Fraser University, the Province of BC, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Public Health Association of BC, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Health Officers Council of BC.  

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Building Resilient Neighbourhoods & Streets

Building Resilient Neighbourhoods & Streets

Building Resilient Neighbourhoods increases the capacity of citizens to organize initiatives that build stronger relationships, improve local economies and increase self-reliance within their communities. Building Resilient Neighbourhoods is a collaborative initiative hosted by BC Healthy Communities.

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