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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?
Have you been engaging your community but want a better sense of the impact your work is having?
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: