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In early 2020, BC Healthy Communities identified food security and insecurity as a key concern for communities in light of COVID-19. In response, PlanH has launched a series of Rapid Action Resources that explore food security and insecurity issues from a Healthy Communities lens, offering ideas for local government action in this area. The first resource in this series, Community Food Production, is now available.
Join colleagues from around the province for the launch of the PlanH Active Communities tool and an online discussion of emerging stories and ideas in adapting active communities in the time of COVID-19… and beyond.
This webinar will present tips that can help communities in optimizing their Age-friendly assessment and planning process and get the most out of their efforts towards improving the lives of older people, their families and their communities.
Nine years ago, the Mid-Island Métis Nation (MIMN) could not pay rent, let alone develop and implement programs to tackle systemic issues in community health.
The City of Kelowna’s Journey Home Strategy to End Homelessness is a strong example of healthy and equitable community engagement. In developing the Journey Home Strategy, the city hosted a Lived Experience Circle on Homelessness (LECoH). This circle was made up of individuals who have intimate, personal experience with homelessness or precarious housing, and was a central component of the Strategy development process.
The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund is now open. The Emergency Community Support Fund supports community organizations helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 crisis.
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 Service. If any of our food banks are forced to close their doors, vulnerable people in the community will have little access to food.