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. 

Join us for an exploration of opportunities to better equip our communities to support aging in the places we live.

The statistics are pretty clear: the baby boomers are moving into their senior years and are expected to be the biggest age group in the Canadian demographic - over 25% of Canadians by 2050 will be over 65. In northern BC, the seniors portion of the population will be larger than in any other part of the province. Such dramatic demographic shifts have implications for services, for community development and for sustaining healthy communities.


  • Dr. Verena Menec – Canada Research Chair in Healthy Aging, University of Manitoba
  • Marleen Morris – Co-Director, Community Development Institute, University of Northern British Columbia
  • Sharon Smith and Brenda Andersson – Chief Administrative Officer and Financial Officer, Village of Granisle

Click here for the Speakers' Bios.


  • LEARN from and with leading experts in the field about their insights on healthy aging in place and developing age-friendly communities.
  • DISCUSS the challenges and opportunities in supporting the development of age-friendly communities in northern BC and beyond.
  • EXPLORE inspiring examples of pro-active approaches communities are taking to support seniors’ wellness and aging in the places we live.


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



Each session panel will include strong northern based voices, as well provincial or national leaders in the topic area.  All you need is access to a phone and computer with an internet connection. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather colleagues and interested advocates and access this learning webinar at a very low cost – FREE!

Please note that the date has changed from Thursday, June 12th to Tuesday, June 17th; the time of day will stay the same (1:30-3:30 pm PDT).

Contact angela@bchealthycommunities.ca for more information.

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