Recent News

Increased support is coming for Indigenous and local governments in B.C. who are striving to create healthier, more equitable and inclusive communities. The PlanH Healthy Communities Grant Program, administered by BC Healthy Communities, is offering 30 grants for the 2021 to 2022 year across two funding streams: Community Connectedness and Healthy Public Policy.

Join BC Healthy Communities and the Canadian Evaluation Society – BC Chapter on April 16 from 12:00–1pm PDT for our webinar, Diverse Voices: Community-based approaches to making evaluation attainable & equitable. We’ll explore the application of feasible, equitable evaluation principles in B.C. community settings, and the significance of reciprocity when engaging in community partnerships to collaboratively learn together.

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.

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