Stengthening Healthy Development: Education and Public Health in Partnership

Date(s) - December 11, 2016 - December 13, 2016
7:30 am - 3:45 pm

Health and education sectors have different but complementary objectives: improving the health of learners contributes to improved learning outcomes; likewise, better education improves health.

The Public Health Association of British Columbia (PHABC) invites students, trainees and professionals from health, education and allied sectors! Register here.

PHABC is hosting its annual conference for 2016 in partnership with the BC Teachers’ Federation.

This 2016 conference takes place on the 30th anniversary of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, a foundational document within the Public Health sector. The Charter recognized that health promotion cannot be achieved by the health sector acting alone and that health promotion involved advocating for structural change and nurturing individual empowerment to allow individuals, families and communities to increase control over their health and well-being.

Likewise, education is not limited to a single sector. Here we include both formal and informal education, from early childhood to old age – in other words, lifelong learning. At the same time, we have a particular focus on the main settings for formal education – schools (K-12) as well as preschool settings, and post-secondary education.

To create a forum for deliberative dialogue and respectful exchange of ideas related to the intersections of public health and education, in order to build meaningful collaboration, mutual understanding and support between the public health and education communities in achieving well-being for all.

Program Highlights:
2016 PHABC Conference Preliminary Program
Conference & Networking Event Poster

Registration Rates:
Early-Bird (Ends Nov. 1st):  
2 days PHABC/BCTF member $312.40
2 days senior and students PHABC/BCTF Member $267.30
2 days senior and students non member $313.50
1 day registration (either day) $261.80

Regular Registration
2 days PHABC/BCTF member $356.00
2 days Non-member $440.00
2 days senior and students PHABC/BCTF Member $305.00
2 days senior and students non member $352.00
1 day registration (either day) $286.00

Special 1 day or 2 day registration rates will be offered to abstract presenters upon confirmation at the end of September*

Students interested in volunteering are encouraged to contact to make arrangements for registration.

Conference Online Registration

Rooms at the Sheraton Airport Hotel will be available to book at a group rate. Stay tuned for more details.

Benefits of becoming a PHABC Member when registering for the 2016 Conference:

  • SAVE on registration for the Annual Conference and Summer School;
  • Stay in touch with public health activities and health promotion initiatives across BC; and
  • Network with intersectoral partners concerned about public health, education and the wellbeing of British Columbians.

PHABC membership annual fee:

  • Regular: $50.00
  • Student/Retired: $30.00

PHABC Membership Registration/ Renewal: For more information about registration or memberships please contact Cecilia Velasco at

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