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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. 

Vancouver Coastal Health's Healthy Living Program (HLP) is pleased to announce grant funding to support community projects in Vancouver. Healthy Living Program grants of up to $4,000 are now available for the 2015 funding cycle. Deadline: March 31, 2015.

Do you want to take part in an evaluation of the Healthy Families BC - Communities initiative, be recognized as an age-friendly community, or be inspired by great local planning projects?

Find out how by reading the latest PlanH eNews.

A project of Community Food Centres Canada, the Good Food Organizations initiative supports community food security organizations by increasing their capacity to offer healthy and dignified food programs in their communities. Applications for Good Food Organization open January 12, 2015 and close February 13, 2015.

Rural and remote communities have an abundance of assets when it comes to building food security, from wild food sources to agricultural land, individual skills and passion, and the local know-how required to coordinate efforts.

A Municipal Alcohol Policy (MAP) is a useful tool to reduce the health and financial costs caused by alcohol. Grants are available to assist local governments to develop a MAP with their community.