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Every year the Canadian Institute of Planners hosts a conference to bring together planners from across the country and from all areas of practice to address key issues and topics that impact the profession. This year we hope you will join us at SOUL 2018 from July 19-22, 2018 in Winnipeg.
Our culture, our environments, and our stories shape the spaces around us – spaces that reflect the SOUL of our communities. As we address current and future needs, we are challenged to incorporate SOUL into our planning work, to create communities that are energetic and thriving.
Joins us for our 9th annual PHABC Summer School as we explore the theme “The Public Health Approach: Building Safe & Inclusive Communities.”
Drawing practitioners of public health from around the province, PHABC’s annual Summer School in British Columbia’s leading forum for inspiration, sharing, and learning on public health and health equity at the individual, health care system, and community level.
The events main sites are located at the University of Victoria, University of BC, University of BC Okanagan, and the University of Northern BC.
The PIBC 2018 Annual Conference: The Game Plan! is generously presented by Young Anderson Barristers & Solicitors and will be headquartered at the Victoria Conference Centre in downtown Victoria. The PIBC 2018 Conference Committee has developed a rich, diverse and engaging program of keynote speakers, conference sessions, workshops, mobile workshops and more.
Social connectedness is important for all ages and all cultures. This webinar will help you better understand the impacts of social connectedness and the determinants it can have on community health and well-being.
This event has ended, but you can still view the webinar recording.
BC Healthy Communities in partnership with Northern Health is pleased to invite you to join our 2018 Northern Healthy Communities Forum, held in conjunction with the NCLGA Annual Conference.
This FREE event will bring together local government, health authority leaders, and experts, and local community partners to address emerging health topics of importance to our northern communities.
Victoria Barr, Program Manager with BC Healthy Communities Society will be presenting at the upcoming Columbia Institute’s Centre for Civic Governance forum titled High Ground: Communities for All. Taking place March 23-24, 2018 in Vancouver, this event offers elected leaders the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of current civic issues, learn through interactive discussions on climate change/action, socio-economic inclusion, smart cities, energy security, and electoral disruption.
Join the BC Food Systems Network and the BC Centre for Disease Control for an engaging webinar on March 20th. This webinar will feature Ione Smith, an award-winning professional agrologist with a wealth of experience working with local governments on food systems. Ione will share insights into effective engagement with local government, drawing on her finely tuned understanding of the scope and tools available to local government when it comes to food systems.
Children from communities of color and low-income neighborhoods face physical as well as social and structural barriers to quality nature spaces and experiences. This inequity is reflected in disparate health, mental health and developmental outcomes. Conversely, nature access can create more racially, socially and economically equitable communities.
Connecting Active Communities
How can governments create more intentional space to surface issues and enable local problem-solving? And how can they place citizens at the center of this conversation in ways that harness the energy and knowledge that community members offer?