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Evidence from current climate science research suggests that anthropogenic activity will cause drastic changes to our environment, some of which have already been observed in British Columbia. These environmental impacts have consequences for human health, with natural hazards disproportionately impacting rural populations.
Save the date for RHSRNbc's 2020 Virtual Symposium to learn more about the impacts of climate change on these communities.
More than ever, rural/remote communities and First Nations across BC are grappling with serious health & wellness challenges. That is certainly the case in the sparsely populated Regional District of Mt Waddington.
Learn how and why the Mt. Waddington Health Network was formed, how it works and what it does, who participates in it, how it measures success, its working relationship with Island Health, and how its experience might be applicable to other rural BC regions.
CivicInfo BC and the Lower Mainland Local Government Association are proud to present CivX 2020, "Re-Imagine Local Government." The pandemic has shattered old norms and assumptions. What will local governments look like on other side? In service to all, what do we need to be? Join for a free series of engaging presentations and discussions with incredible guest speakers.
Hosted jointly by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID), speakers will discuss the development and application of a public health emergency preparedness framework, corresponding indicators and health equity prompts.
The framework and 67 corresponding indicators were developed by a Canadian team of public health researchers through a program of CIHR-funded research. The NCCID and NCCDH collaborated to develop a set of equity prompts for practitioners, decision makers and organizations to apply in emergency preparedness planning, response and recovery efforts.
Join Food Secure Canada for a series of online conversations and workshops to explore the intersections between food systems, anti-racism, decolonization, and environmental justice movements.
"Cultivating Change" will showcase the work of Indigenous, Black and racialized food leaders, and build consciousness and capacity for anti-racist and decolonized approaches and allyship within the food movement.
Walking, cycling and scootering to school allows students to spend more time outside while staying connected with family and peers in a way that ensures safe physical distancing. By developing sustainable actions to encourage students to walk and cycle more often for their school journey, schools can support lasting changes in physical, mental and social well-being across the whole school community.
Tune in for an informational webinar about a new Active School Travel Pilot Program, delivered by BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC).
How can we implement inclusive climate and energy policies in a way that is fair and benefits all members of society?
PIBC’s Climate Action Sub-Committee (of the Policy & Public Affairs Committee) oversees the coordination and implementation of advocacy work and activities related to climate change. Join Co-Chair Patricia Dehnel RPP, MCIP, and other guests for a frank discussion on the important issues of climate justice and the challenges of ensuring that planning policies are inclusive and fair for all.
Join SFU Vancouver and SFU Urban Studies for a discussion with Seth Klein about his new book, A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency.
Seth Klein is a public policy researcher, writer and adjunct professor in SFU’s Urban Studies program. Seth was the founding director and served the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives for 22 years. Drawing on his book’s theme, Seth will outline how we can align our politics and economy with what the science says we must do to address the climate crisis. There will be plenty of time for a Q&A with Seth at the end of the presentation, and a few lucky attendees will receive a copy of the book!
Join the RDKB and Interior Health- Healthy Communities team to learn more about how the state of our watershed influences our health and the health of our Boundary communities. Hear how community plans can help promote and protect resilient watersheds.
Registration available here.