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Special Announcement: Introducing PlanH

Special Announcement: Introducing PlanH

Oct 15th, 2013 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

We know there is a strong connection between people, place, and health. And there is a growing understanding that health is everyone’s business. That’s why local governments in B.C. are collaborating across sectors to build local conditions that support health and well-being, not only ...

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Kluane Buser-Rivet, our Youth Council Coordinator interviewed by Nanaimo News

Nanaimo councillor pitches new youth advisory council By Tamara Cunningham - Nanaimo News BulletinPublished: October 03, 2013 3:00 PMIf elected officials want more youth engaged in civic issues, they need to give them a platform to effect change, says Nanaimo councillor George Anderson. Anderson i...

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Funding Announcement- Phase II Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund announced at UBCM

Sep 19th, 2013 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

B.C. Invests in healthy communities VICTORIA - Minister of Health Terry Lake today announced that $375,000 for the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund will soon be available for eligible local governments to apply for Phase-2 grants to develop local policies and actions that will help reside...

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CVYC Launches Bike-powered Art Gallery

City of Victoria Youth Council Launches Bike-powered Art Gallery  Victoria, BC - A bike-powered, mobile art gallery is about to transform Victoria’s streets and bikeways into a massive exhibition space. Featuring works by artists 25 years old and under, the PedalBox Gallery offers youth...

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Ten Steps to Foster Intergenerational Communities

Ten Steps to Foster Intergenerational Communities

Jun 27th, 2013 related to Trust US! Intergenerational Initiative

As part of the Trust US Project a group of teens and seniors came up with "Ten Steps to Foster Intergenerational Communities”. This card was developed by the team and is on display at many locations in Greater Victoria and elsewhere on Vancouver Island. Saanich Recreation facilities and m...

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New Report Release: “Strengthening Neighbourhood Resilience: Opportunities for Communities and Local Governments”

New Report Release: “Strengthening Neighbourhood Resilience: Opportunities for Communities and Local Governments”

Through our partnership with Fraser Basin Council’s Smart Planning for Communities program, The Building Resilient Neighbourhoods Project has just released a final report covering some of the research and lessons learned from the first phase of the project. Click here to read the full report a...

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TRUST US Media Release April 17, 2013

Apr 17th, 2013 related to Trust US! Intergenerational Initiative

Come and join our seniors and youth in the TRUST US intergenerationa project on April 20, 2013 at the Gorge Park for an intergenerational weed pull event!! Read our Media Release.

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BCHC's March Newsletter is out!

Mar 27th, 2013

Our March Newsletter is now available on the BCHC's blog.   Get up to speed about BCHC news and project updates.  You can find our newsletter here

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Local Government Page Live

Mar 18th, 2013 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

We now have a separate section for Local Governments on our website. Please visit this page to stay informed about the latest funding opportunities, resources, projects and learning opportunities.  Visit the Local Governments page here 

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Funding Opportunity - Local Government Capacity Fund

Mar 18th, 2013 related to PlanH (2011 - Current)

In partnership with the Ministry of Health, BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) is currently accepting applications for small grants (up to maximum $5000 per community) to support local governments to engage in the development of healthy community partnerships and to build their capacity for healt...

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27 Communities receive Age Friendly Grants - January 2013

100 MILE HOUSE - Seniors in 100 Mile House and throughout the province will benefit as 27 communities receive grants of up to $20,000 to help create programs or tools that address the needs of their older residents. "This year's grant recipients have recognized the importance of ensuring that commu...

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2nd Round of Age-friendly BC Recognition Awards Announced

The Ministry of Health  is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for the 2nd round of Age-friendly British Columbia (AFBC) Recognition awards. Recognized communities will receive an AFBC award and $1,000 reward to help create a legacy project or celebration, be profiled...

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