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Healthy lifestyles. A vibrant economy. Affordable housing. Protected parks & green space. Accessible community services. Thriving neighbourhoods. Clean air and water. A sustainable environment. Cultural diversity. Healthy public policy. Engaged citizens. A healthy community is all of this, and more.

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A message from our partners at the Ministry of Health: Food bank donations are low

A message from our partners at the Ministry of Health: Food bank donations are low

Mar 30th, 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, our partners at the Ministry of Health have asked us to share the following message regarding food banks in B.C.: We are asking government, businesses, corporations and individuals to please remember that at this time, food banks are an Essential...

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Reflecting on equity in the COVID-19 pandemic

Reflecting on equity in the COVID-19 pandemic

Mar 12th, 2020

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 situation is to consider who will ...

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Public Health Association of B.C. hosts its 10th annual Summer School

Public Health Association of B.C. hosts its 10th annual Summer School

Jul 15th, 2019

By Jessie Foster, Practicum Student This year the Public Health Association of B.C. (PHABC) boasted its largest Summer School turnout to date, with nearly 200 people in attendance across the western Canadian board. The event, which was held July 4–5, brought together health care professionals...

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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...
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 ...