Jun 22 2023 - 12:00am to Jun 23 2023 - 11:45pm

The Public Health Association of BC is proud to announce our 13th annual Public Health Summer Institute 2023 (#PHSI23) happening on Thursday, June 22nd and Friday, June 23rd, 2023.

We will be hosting the summer institute virtually, so you can attend from anywhere in the world.

We hope you will join us for two days of engaging presentations, workshops and discussions designed to provide public health professionals with the tools and competencies to deal with the latest issues in public health.

This year’s event will include two separate topics:

Past Events

Mar 22 2023 - 10:00am

Join BCHC for a one-hour info session on March 22, 2023 at 10 am outlining details on how to apply for PlanH 2023 Grants. Register here.

Jan 25 2023 - 1:00pm

Speakers: Jodi Mucha, Sara Desrosiers, Lisa Kilpatrick, Tristan Johnson

Register Here


Local governments are experiencing ‘ground zero’ as communities face a myriad of complex social challenges – from the impacts of rising costs and the affordability crisis to disruptive climate emergencies.

For local governments with limited capacity and resources, leading social change can be daunting.

Aug 17 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

As part of our Local Government Leaders Speaker Series, BC Healthy Communities is pleased to present Creating Healthy Public Policy: Equitable Extreme Heat Planning on August 17, 2022 at 11am Pacific. This session aims to help northern communities in B.C. plan for, and respond to, the next extreme heat event.

Apr 28 2022 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

B.C.'s recent fire, flood, heat and pandemic emergencies have highlighted the important role that local and Indigenous governments play in supporting emergency responses for essential needs, like food. Join us April 28 to explore a draft emergency food framework.

Apr 12 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

On April 12, join us for a PlanH 2022 grants information session, where we will give an overview of the grant program, share application tips and answer questions.

Mar 30 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Healthy public policy is a powerful tool governments can use to meaningfully improve the lives of their constituents. To support local and Indigenous governments in B.C. to enact healthier public policies, BC Healthy Communities hosts a recurring series of talks called Creating Healthy Public Policy: Local Government Leaders Speaker Series. The series continues on March 30 with Creating Healthy Public Policy: Regional Social Planning Services.

Nov 4 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

The Active School Travel (AST) Pilot Program aims to support B.C. students and families to be more active, more often for the school journey. Using active modes of travel to and from school allows students to spend more time outside while staying connected with family and peers in a way that ensures safe physical distancing.

Oct 19 2021 - 10:00am to Oct 21 2021 - 4:15pm

At SCC 2021, get hands-on tools and knowledge while exploring issues fundamental to building equitable, sustainable communities, including Canada’s path to net-zero by 2050, and small community and nature-based solutions. Join hundreds of municipal leaders, staff, and community partners to learn best practices and gain new insights on how to tackle your community’s most pressing sustainability challenges.

Oct 13 2021 - 8:30am to Oct 15 2021 - 12:30pm

The theme of the 2021 B.C. Region Virtual Comprehensive Community Planning workshop is "Planning for Community Wellness and Healing." The theme recognizes all of the strength and resilience in First Nations communities, while bringing focus to the ways in which CCP can centre community wellness and support individual and collective healing.