Community Stories

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Vernon and Interior Health have partnered to create a state of change-readiness through meaningful community engagement for planning a healthier built environment.

The City of Vernon’s strong commitment to creating a healthier built environment was marked through a partnership agreement with Interior Health (IH) in 2012. The partnership committed to a joint collaboration on active travel, which then became a strong foundation for engaging with the community.

As the population of Squamish Booms the District Brings a Health Focus into Long Term Planning and Capacity Building

There was an audible cheer in the Council Chambers at Squamish Municipal Hall. Council had just declared that the health, safety and well-being of children are foundational to the community and passed a motion to work with partners to develop a Squamish Children’s Charter.

About half of the organic food waste from the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors is edible; a network on the North Shore of Vancouver is working on changing local food systems in order to make use of fresh, edible food before it is thrown away.

Over 500 people in the Clayoquot Sound took the Vital Signs survey thanks to leadership from their community foundation. The result provides a data-driven picture of the region’s health and a tool for decision-making.

The Town of Smithers’ Newcomers Recreation and Healthy Eating Accessibility Project partnered with community leaders to build a program that promotes social inclusion by creating a safe space to understand the local culture and try new things.

With 36 organizations involved in the Chilliwack Healthier Community (CHC) partnership, and the list continuing to grow, this enthusiastic team works to address the most urgent social issues identified by the community. 

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The City of Enderby and the Splatsin Nation engaged in a joint transportation planning process that will benefit generations to come.

Months of preparation had led up to this day, but City of Enderby Assistant Corporate Officer and Planning Assistant Kurt Inglis could not predict what would happen.

Powell River's two-day Walkability Forum helped community members see the linkages between health and the built environment. The Forum is an example of local governments and a health authority working together on implementing a common priority - active transportation.

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L.I.F.E

The L.I.F.E. program serves as an effective mechanism to coordinate and collectively promote affordable and accessible recreation services in all thirteen local governments within the CRD.

The heart of the Social Sustainability Strategy is the people of Burnaby; which is about working with community members to develop a plan that would meet their needs and allow them to achieve a prosperous, higher quality of life.

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