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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Addressing environmental inequities, such as how walkable your community is, can provide health, environmental and economic co-benefits. On September 29, join the NCCEH-CCNSE and CANUE for a webinar on identifying and operationalizing insights on inequities in the built environment.
Join Sheila Matano (she/her), Carolyn Camman (they/them), and Trilby Smith (she/her), three Vancouver-based evaluators, for a webinar introducing the essentials of what evaluation is and how it works, including practical tools to get started. Core questions and issues related to equity and justice in evaluation, including common challenges and ways to address them, will also be covered.
SFU’s Community Capacity Building Certificate supports learners as they engage community by sharing lived experiences and adopting new tools for building projects and movements. Now, as the spring cohorts have come to a close, several of these learners will share what they’ve been working on. Join them as they reflect on their growth throughout the program as emerging leaders working towards equity in their communities.
Less visible, longer-term toll of climate change can settle in on the mental and physical well-being of those who have suffered great loss. This talk will quantify these often less considered impacts that follow in the aftermath of large scale flooding, with results that are equally applicable to forest fire-related loss. The discussion will end by highlighting practical and cost-effective actions that can be taken now.