Housing Needs Reports are now mandatory for all local governments in British Columbia. These reports include recommendations for future housing development, meaning they have the potential to impact health and well-being. Using our newly-released Healthy Housing Action Guide as a starting point, this pre-recorded webinar outlines new government regulations, the UBCM funding program, and some of the ways local governments, health authorities and community partners can integrate health and equity into housing processes in their communities.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the live webinar!
Sandy Mackay, Healthy Community Planner at BC Healthy Communities
Sandy is a committed community planner who believes that planning is a powerful tool for equitable and socially motivated growth. He is passionate about public discourse and encourages self-reflective planning practices and progressive policy-making. Sandy is a graduate of the Dalhousie University Master of Planning and Mount Allison University Bachelor of Arts programs.
Kady Hunter, Community Health Facilitator at Interior Health
Kady is a Community Health Facilitator with the Interior Health – Healthy Communities Program. Based out of Nelson, Kady works with local governments and communities throughout the Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary to develop public policies that create healthy social and built environments where we live, work and play. This includes bringing a population health and equity lens to municipal planning processes and action. Kady loves to ski and bike and is very grateful to be living in the converging, traditional territories of the Ktunaxa, Sinixt, Secwépemc and Syilx people.