BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) and Northern Health (NH) are hosting their fourth year of 'Citizens Series’ webinars'. These two hour sessions invite dialogue from northern communities on specific topics that are critical to improving the health outcomes of northern people, recognizing that community and civic involvement is a cornerstone to healthy people and populations.  

Citizen Series Webinar #3 \'Too Much of a Good Thing? Social Impacts of Rapid Industrial Growth in Rural Communities\'

Building on last year’s May 2013 webinar, join us for this session which looks more closely at the social, economic and cultural impacts of rapid industrial development on communities. 

It seems that you can, in fact, have too much of a good thing. Industrial development that has not worked closely with local communities to address social, economic and environmental concerns from a mutual benefits perspective run the risk of bringing more harms than good.  READ MORE


  • Dr. Charl Badenhorst - North East Medical Health Officer, Northern Health
  • Stacey Tyers - Councillor, City of Terrace
  • Manny Makia, Chief Social Innovator, Fort MacMurray Fuse Social 
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  • LEARN from and with leading experts in the field about their insights on the community health & social impacts of rapid industrial development
  • DISCUSS the challenges and opportunities presented by this type of development in rural communities
  • EXPLORE examples of pro-active approaches to community leadership and planning to address these concerns

  • Community Members and Community Organizations
  • Social Service Providers
  • Business and Industry Representatives
  • Health Professionals
  • Local Governments
  • Community developers and planners



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