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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?
Have you been engaging your community but want a better sense of the impact your work is having?
BCHC’s Vice-President, Trevor Hancock and Program Manager, Victoria Barr will be presenting at the upcoming Building SustainAble Communities conference in Kelowna this November, 2017.
Race matters for health equity. This is the first of a two-part series on the impact of racism on health. The aim of the discussion will be to explore approaches to addressing racism, and how to improve the health of Indigenous and racialized peoples.
In this webinar, speakers will cover the following topics:
• Introducing racism as a determinant of health and well-being
• Describing core concepts related to systemic racism
• Highlighting the impact of racism on health
Date: September 28, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Island Saving Centre, 2687 James Street Duncan, BC
Please join the Planning Institute of BC Vancouver Island chapter for a full-day symposium to further the discourse on sustainable rural development in the central and north Vancouver Island region. For planners and by planners, this symposium is an opportunity to learn from one another through relevant and local case studies and experiences.Preliminary topics include:
The pressures facing our cities is intense. At the same time, there is immense hope as we look to each other to co-create the future we desire. Cities of the Future is a global movement focusing on people, government, initiatives, technologies and organizations working to increase the quality of life in today’s cities.
In the words of Marshall McLuhan, ours is an “all at once world” where we find ourselves in a constant flow of communication. The ease with which information travels is softening the borders between varying levels of government as leaders at all levels communicate through common platforms. Ideas, initiatives, needs and solutions are shared all at once in real time. The national conversation is no longer dominated by one voice, but has many voices and many perspectives.