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The Local Government Leaders Speaker Series on Creating Healthy Public Policy is supported by PlanH, a collaboration between BC Healthy Communities Society and the BC Ministry of Health.

In collaboration with partners in communities across the province, BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) is continuing its speaker series to bring fresh ideas for healthy public policy to local and Indigenous government leaders in B.C. Healthy public policy is a powerful tool for local governments to meaningfully improve the lives of their constituents.

Local and Indigenous governments across the province have been awarded $330,000 in grants and additional customized supports in 2022 through the PlanH program for 34 projects that improve community connection and create healthier public policies. PlanH is a partnership of BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC), the Ministry of Health, and the Provincial Health Services Authority

As part of our Local Government Leaders Speaker Series, BC Healthy Communities is pleased to present Creating Healthy Public Policy: Equitable Extreme Heat Planning on August 17, 2022 at 11am Pacific. This session aims to help northern communities in B.C. plan for, and respond to, the next extreme heat event.

Watch the recording of the 2022 Age-friendly Communities Grant Program information session, where we explained the program in greater detail, answered questions and offered guidance on submitting an application.

In response to requests from communities and partners, we’ve extended the application deadline for our Healthy Public Policy grants for the Vancouver Coastal Health region. We’re now accepting applications until June 15, 2022.

BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) will take on a larger role in the Age-friendly Communities program, adding administration of the program’s grants to its portfolio. Grants open May 16, 2022.

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.

Watch the recording of our April 12 PlanH 2022 grants information session, where we gave an overview of the grant program, shared application tips and answered questions.