Events

Jul 14 2017 (All day) to Jul 16 2017 (All day)

Come join movers and shakers, pollinators and connectors, convenors and change makers, thought leaders and folks who are new to food systems change for this year’s 19th Annual BCFSN Annual Gathering, which will take place from July 14-16 on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.

This year’s Gathering is made possible through a partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems - don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy the beautiful and unique learning environment of the UBC Farm!

Sep 20 2017 - 8:30am to Sep 23 2017 - 4:30pm

The Different by Design – Exploring Innovation for Rural Prosperity conference explores the unique potential and many possibilities that exist in rural places. 

The Different by Design conference has four themes: 

Workforces of Tomorrow 

Sep 25 2017 - 7:30am to Sep 29 2017 - 4:30pm

In the words of Marshall McLuhan, ours is an “all at once world” where we find ourselves in a constant flow of communication. The ease with which information travels is softening the borders between varying levels of government as leaders at all levels communicate through common platforms. Ideas, initiatives, needs and solutions are shared all at once in real time. The national conversation is no longer dominated by one voice, but has many voices and many perspectives.

Sep 25 2017 - 8:30am to Sep 29 2017 - 5:30pm

The pressures facing our cities is intense. At the same time, there is immense hope as we look to each other to co-create the future we desire. Cities of the Future is a global movement focusing on people, government, initiatives, technologies and organizations working to increase the quality of life in today’s cities.

Sep 28 2017 (All day)

Date: September 28, 2017\
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Island Saving Centre, 2687 James Street Duncan, BC

Please join the Planning Institute of BC Vancouver Island chapter for a full-day symposium to further the discourse on sustainable rural development in the central and north Vancouver Island region. For planners and by planners, this symposium is an opportunity to learn from one another through relevant and local case studies and experiences.Preliminary topics include:

Nov 21 2017 - 7:00am to Nov 24 2017 - 5:00pm

The Fresh Outlook Foundation is thrilled to be hosting its 7th Building SustainABLE Communities (BSC) conference in Kelowna at the Delta Grand Hotel & Conference Centre.

This event gathers people from all sectors to explore emerging trends in sustainability at the individual, organizational, and community scales. At a previous BSC, 600 delegates from more than 80 communities, representing government, business, and the nonprofit and academic sectors attended.

Past Events

Jun 4 2017 - 7:00pm

Want to build more community on your street or in your building?

The Building Resilient Neighbourhoods team is excited to visit the Fairfield Gonzalez community to share ideas, resources and micro-grants to support you to further community connectedness with your immediate neighbours. We are looking forward to connecting to help make your block or building more resilient!

Here are the details for our upcoming workshop:

Location: Fairfield Gonzalez Community Centre

Cost: Free

Jun 1 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Want to build more community on your street or in your building?

The Building Resilient Neighbourhoods team is excited to be visiting Esquimalt to share ideas, resources and micro-grants to support you to further community connectedness with your immediate neighbours. We are looking forward to connecting to help make your block or building more resilient!

Here are the details for our upcoming workshop:

Location: The Archie Browning Sports Centre at 1151 Esquimalt Road

Cost: Free

May 30 2017 (All day) to Jun 2 2017 (All day)

Join the Planning Institute of British Columbia in beautiful Prince George, BC, for the 2017 PIBC Annual Conference - Equilibrium!

The upcoming conference will be headquartered at the Prince George Civic Centre in downtown Prince George. The conference program includes two exciting keynote speakers - including Happy City author Charles Montgomery, more than thirty diverse conference sessions & presentations, pre-conference workshops, ten mobile workshops & walking tours, locally inspired social activities, and more…

May 17 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

As part of the Active Communities grant application process, a half-day web forum will be held on May 17th, 2017. The forum will assist applicants from the Island Health and Interior Health regions to better understand the issue of physical activity and to inspire ideas for innovative applications. 

Apr 26 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am

This is a free informational webinar presented by BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC). This webinar is to provide additional information on the available Social Connectedness Grant and additional capacity building support through the two streams of the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund.

Apr 4 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

How Building Walkable Neighbourhoods Can Help to Build Stronger, More Economically Viable Places for All

Location: BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), 655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver BC - Lane Level Lecture Hall 
Offsite participants, please click this link  to view the presentation live on April 4th

Presenters: Victoria Barr and Charito Gailling   

Summary of the talk:

Mar 29 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Join Tamarack for a free webinar on innovative collaboration approaches . Real, meaningful societal impact is attainable once we understand how to work together and collaborate in new and transformational ways.

Mar 15 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The concept of the “circular city” has the potential to solve a number of urban challenges

A circular economy aims to replace a traditional linear “take-make-waste” economy with one that is “restorative and regenerative by design”. While this approach has been primarily championed by businesses, cities are also in a position to capitalize on the benefits of a circular economy. But, what does a municipal approach to a circular economy look like? What are the opportunities and barriers, and which examples should cities follow? 

Mar 7 2017 - 7:00am to Mar 9 2017 - 6:15pm

Engagement expectations have changed and yet we're often using the same community engagement techniques we have used for years. We need a new generation of tools and practices to inform, consult, involve and partner with people in building better communities. 

New Expectations

Mar 2 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

BC Healthy Communities is happy to partner with Innoweave to offer this exciting Innoweave Impact Accelerator working session.

What is the Innoweave Impact Accelerator?

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