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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.

In early April the City of Kelowna partnered with Interior Health to host a PlanH workshop: Silos to Systems: Collaborating to Create a Healthy City Strategy for Kelowna facilitated by BC Healthy Communities Society. The following article by Michelle Kam (City of Kelowna) and Julie Steffler (Interior Health) describes the event.

In support of the Healthy Families BC Communities Initiative, Island Health and the Regional District of Nanaimo partnered in the planning and delivery of a workshop to foster the development of partnerships to address community health and wellbeing. 

First Nations and local governments are invited to apply for grant funding to bring together elected officials from neighbouring communities under the 2015/16 Regional Community to Community (C2C) Forum program. 

The goal of C2C Forums is to increase understanding and improve overall relations between First Nations and local governments. Events are intended to provide a time and place for dialogue on issues of common responsibility or interest.

Governments and organizations across BC are addressing health and well-being in their communities.

Read our lates E-news for stories and examples of how communiteis are taking action;

SQUAMISH, B.C. – Squamish is about to get a little healthier thanks to a Healthy Communities Collaboration Agreement endorsed by the District of Squamish and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). The agreement was recently endorsed by District of Squamish Council, paving the way for new partnership opportunities to address, improve and coordinate community health policy, land use planning and programming decisions.

Nominate your active / sustainable transportation behavior change program for Landmark designation.

Deadline:  June 12, 2015.

Designations will be announced by October 2015, and case study presentations will take place between January and June 2016.  

Nominations must report on measured impacts.  Successful nominations will receive:

Spring is on the horizon. Fresh and exciting healthy community initiatives are popping up across the province. The Healthy Communities Capacity Building (HCCB) grant recipients are steadily working on their projects. We are hearing about some incredible community successes. Read further to learn about the CRD’s age-friendly trail systems, the District of North Vancouver’s healthy OCP and how to nominate your community.