Recent News

For communities across Canada, 2020 was an especially trying year. Though inequities existed in our communities prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, current challenges have amplified these differences.

Join BC Healthy Communities and Simon Fraser University’s Community Economic Development team and explore the intersections of health, well-being and community economic development.

We are excited to announce the release of the Reducing Youth Access & Exposure to Vapour Products resource!

This resource is to support local governments across British Columbia as they work to reduce youth access and exposure to vapour products.

In early 2020, BC Healthy Communities identified food security and insecurity as a key concern for communities in light of COVID-19. In response, PlanH has launched a series of Rapid Action Resources that explore food security and insecurity issues from a Healthy Communities lens, offering ideas for local government action in this area. The fourth resource in this series, Local Food Systems, is now available.

In early 2020, BC Healthy Communities identified food security and insecurity as a key concern for communities in light of COVID-19. In response, PlanH has launched a series of Rapid Action Resources that explore food security and insecurity issues from a Healthy Communities lens, offering ideas for local government action in this area. The third resource in this series, Community Food Production: Part II, is now available.

We are excited to announce the release of the Supporting Equity in Planning and Policy Action Guide!

This Action Guide is for local governments across the province working to implement and champion equity across social, economic, environmental and cultural domains.

More Indigenous and non-Indigenous local governments in B.C. will now be able to embark on projects to improve community health and well-being for their constituents, thanks to $150,000 in new grants and additional customized supports recently awarded by PlanH, a partnership of BC Healthy Communities Society and the Ministry of Health.

In early 2020, BC Healthy Communities identified food security and insecurity as a key concern for communities in light of COVID-19. In response, PlanH has launched a series of Rapid Action Resources that explore food security and insecurity issues from a Healthy Communities lens, offering ideas for local government action in this area. The second resource in this series, Working with NGOs, Faith-based and Cultural Groups, and the Charitable Food Sector, is now available. 

BC Healthy Communities is excited to announce the release of the Healthy Natural Environments Action Guide!

This new PlanH Healthy Natural Environments Action Guide is for local governments across the province working to create healthy, equitable natural spaces.

Building healthy, equitable communities for all means authentically engaging community members in a way that develops trust, communication and collaboration—especially for those folks in our communities who are under-served or harder-to-reach. We know we must integrate an equity lens into our engagement planning at the fundamental stages of the process; but how do we do this in a way that ensures the community members who give their time and energy to our engagement processes are as empowered as possible?

In early 2020, BC Healthy Communities identified food security and insecurity as a key concern for communities in light of COVID-19. In response, PlanH has launched a series of Rapid Action Resources that explore food security and insecurity issues from a Healthy Communities lens, offering ideas for local government action in this area. The first resource in this series, Community Food Production, is now available. 

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