Recent News

by Michelle Sandsmark

Addressing some of a community’s most complex issues is challenging, but the emergence of the renowned Collective Impact framework has sparked new ways of thinking to dig deep and develop innovative ideas so communities are successful in achieving their goals.

The Cowichan Valley Regional District and Our Cowichan Communities Health Network (OCCHN) hosted a full-day Collective Impact workshop in May.  

Has your community been involved in an inspiring collaborative project, process or partnership that has improved local health and well-being? Have you learned valuable lessons about building healthier communities that you would like to share with others? Nominate your community story to be made into a short video! (deadline now passed)

Vancouver - Saying it is important for the City of Vancouver to show leadership on reducing inequality, Mayor Gregor Robertson is bringing forward a motion to City Council this week calling on the City to become a living wage employer.

Check out the great resources from the PlanH Enhancing Social Connectedness for Healthier Communities webinar on June 22, 2015.

The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) annually recognizes the professional work and individual accomplishments of members across British Columbia and the Yukon through its awards and recognition programs.

The City of Vancouver's Healthy City Strategy won Gold in the Excellence in Policy Planning – City & Urban Areas category in this year's PIBC Awards.

The Township of Esquimalt recognized the importance of putting a health lens on housing strategies by gathering a diverse group of people to discuss housing and health in their community. 

ParticipACTION releases the 2015 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth and takes a stand on outdoor and risky active play

Community health profiles based on the latest analysis from the My Health My Community survey have been released. The results reflect 33,000 respondents across the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser regions. 

The Community Excellence Awards program is an opportunity to showcase municipalities and regional districts who "lead the pack", take risks to innovate, establish new partnerships, question established ways of doing business and pioneer new customer service practices.

Strathcona Regional District dig into the connections between health and sustainability.