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"None for anyone": COVID-19's impact on community engagement

Apr. 8, 2020 in Articles
Healthy Community Engagement is a core pillar of the Healthy Communities approach. Public engagement and participation processes allow individuals to play a larger role in influencing the design and distribution of their community’s i...
World Water Day 2020

World Water Day 2020

Mar. 22, 2020 in Articles
The United Nations has been observing World Water Day every year on March 22nd since 1993. This day focuses on the importance of freshwater. It is impossible to think about healthy communities, reconciliation, or natural resource developmen...
Physical distancing and healthy spacing... without disconnecting

Physical distancing and healthy spacing... without disconnecting

Mar. 19, 2020 in Articles
Are you a local government (municipal government, regional district, First Nations government, or Métis Chartered Community) looking to improve connectedness in your community? Apply now for our 2020 PlanH Community Connectedness Gra...
Keeping older adults safe and connected

Keeping older adults safe and connected

Mar. 19, 2020 in Articles
As we navigate uncharted territory and attempt to keep up with new information on COVID-19 daily, we are constantly looking to determine our next wise actions to keep older adults safe and connected. It’s hard to know what to do from ...
Reflecting on Equity in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reflecting on Equity in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar. 12, 2020 in Articles
Amidst health advisories, travel restrictions, cancelled events in the province and worldwide, BC Healthy Communities is working as an organization to respond. As an organization focused on equity in communities across B.C., our role in any...
Why we’re excited about the 2020 PlanH Healthy Community Grants

Why we’re excited about the 2020 PlanH Healthy Community Grants

Mar. 11, 2020 in Articles
UPDATE: In light of COVID-19, BC Healthy Communities has both extended the application window for these grants (to July 15) and amended the Connectedness Grant stream to address the community connectedness challenges of the current situatio...
Hey Neighbour! social connectedness program expands

Hey Neighbour! social connectedness program expands

Mar. 11, 2020 in Articles
Are you a local government (municipal government, regional district, First Nations government, or Métis Chartered Community) looking to improve connectedness in your community? Apply now for our 2020 PlanH Community Connectedness Gra...
“It’s not a numbers game”: Getting to the heart of equitable engagement with Jessica Delaney of Delaney + Associates

“It’s not a numbers game”: Getting to the heart of equitable engagement with Jessica Delaney of Delaney + Associates

Mar. 7, 2020 in Articles
Are you a local government (municipal government, regional district, First Nations government, or Métis Chartered Community) looking to make engagement processes in your community more equitable? Apply now for our 2020 PlanH Hea...
Building connection to build capacity: Mid-Island Métis Nation

Building connection to build capacity: Mid-Island Métis Nation

Mar. 3, 2020 in Healthy Communities/Cities
Are you a local government (municipal government, regional district, First Nations government, or Métis Chartered Community) looking to improve connectedness in your community? Apply now for our 2020 PlanH Community Connectedness Gra...
5 things to know about the TogetherBC Poverty Reduction Strategy Funding

5 things to know about the TogetherBC Poverty Reduction Strategy Funding

Feb. 13, 2020 in Articles
Local governments are at the front-line of seeing the impacts of poverty in their communities, and play a central role in developing local solutions with community partners and other levels of government.  As part of TogetherBC, ...
Doing the right thing: lessons learned from IAP2

Doing the right thing: lessons learned from IAP2

Oct. 28, 2019 in Articles
Claire Sauvage-Mar is BC Healthy Communities’ Grants & Engagement Coordinator.  A few weeks ago, our Communications Specialist Johanna and I had the good fortune of attending a public participation (P2) training put on by th...

Facing uncertainty with love and kindness

Sep. 3, 2019 in Articles
Jacob Cramer is a Researcher with BC Healthy Communities. In this blog post, Jacob reflects on his first few months working at BC Healthy Communities and his approach to working with communities. -- Most days at BC Healthy Communities I f...
Five take-home messages from B.C.’s first Active Transportation Summit

Five take-home messages from B.C.’s first Active Transportation Summit

Jul. 4, 2019 in Articles
We were thrilled to visit New Westminster to attend B.C.’s first Active Transportation Summit. The two-day summit featured keynote speakers, panel discussions, interactive workshops and presentations focused on expanding our ways of t...
Evaluating with an open mind and a humble heart: Reflections from the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference

Evaluating with an open mind and a humble heart: Reflections from the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference

Jun. 17, 2019 in Articles
Image: BC Healthy Communities' Research and Evaluation Specialist Diana Gresku (L) poses with Sharon Bala, author of The Boat People and the facilitator of Bridges to Empathy, one of the sessions at this year's Canadian Evaluation Society C...
Relationships more valuable than money: Rural community resilience outside the formal economy

Relationships more valuable than money: Rural community resilience outside the formal economy

May. 9, 2019 in Articles
Ever wonder what is going on in those small communities you drive through on your way to someplace else? Well a lot, it so happens… The community came together to build a cabin on donated land for someone with dementia who needed ...
The A to Z of Healthy Communities: P

The A to Z of Healthy Communities: P

May. 9, 2019 in Fact Sheets
Political commitment is explicit “commitment to a healthy community by providing leadership and decision-making that considers health and well-being in policy decisions and planning.”1 “Many would be surprised to learn ...