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Climate change imposes serious potential threats to short-term and long-term health of all BC residents but it particularly affects the well-being in First Nations communities. Incidences of climate change associated community health emergencies, amplified by other cumulative environmental impacts, are becoming commonplace in BC. Climate change also worsens symptoms of many chronic diseases and may indirectly increase the prevalence of new non-communicable diseases.
Simon Fraser University is offering a Continuing Studies workshop at their Vancouver campus that examines the role of architecture, planning, and public policy in creating spaces and places that are responsive to the needs of aging populations.
The course will focus on age-friendly approaches and community-based responses to population aging.
For more information, visit the course website.
The Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA) and CivicInfo BC are hosting a one-day seminar on making communities more inclusive.
CivX 2019: Civil Ideas for Less Civil Times will take place at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver, B.C. and feature speakers from academia, community organizations, and authors.
For more information and to register, visit the event website.
The Good Food Network is hosting their annual Good Food Summit in Victoria, B.C. from Nov. 19 - 22, 2019.
The BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA), together with the Co-op Housing Federation of BC (CHFBC) and the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) is holding their annual affordable housing conference, Housing Central, from November 17th to November 19th 2019 in Vancouver, B.C.
The event will feature three days of immersive learning through breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and a tradeshow.
Simon Fraser University is offering a Continuing Studies course at their Vancouver campus about community planning over three evening sessions on three Thursdays in November.
The course will cover key theories and issues of urban planning, with an emphasis on initiatives in the Metro Vancouver region.
For more information and to register, visit the course website.
The 2019 Climate Leaders Institute brings together elected officials across B.C. to learn about local initiatives to combat climate change and gain the skills needed to implement them.
The Institute is focusing on knowledge sharing, communication, and organizational planning to integrate a climate perspective in every aspect of municipal governance.
Dates: November 7-8, 2019
Location: Richmond, B.C.
Venue: The Radisson Hotel, Vancouver Airport
Urban Systems and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure are hosting a series of training workshops covering how to implement the practices outlined in the recently-released BC Active Transportation Design Guide.
The 6 workshops are intended to cover different regions of the province. For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite page.
This year's forum will heavily focus on community responses to climate change.
The 5th annual Nation2Nation Terrace Forums will be held from October 23 to 25, 2019 in Terrace, B.C.
These forums bring together First Nations, local, provincial, and national governments, and community leaders in B.C. to discuss economic development with First Nations in northwest B.C. The conference will be livestreamed, so you can access the sessions no matter your location.
For more information, visit the Nation2Nation website.