Approaching complex health issues is a collective responsibility for the people of the Kootenay Boundary Region.
Representatives from communities around the Okanagan Similkameen area are finding ways to put sustainability planning into practice.
All around the province, local governments are taking action to build healthier communities.
The Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) movement links sport, education, recreation and health, and aligns with provincial and national programming to set the stage for a lifelong relationship with physical activity.
New grants from Northern Health support communities that have ideas for projects to improve the health and well-being of their residents.
A second round of funding in the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Grant Program supports local governments to create the conditions that enable the health and well-being of B.C. citizens and communities.
Applications are open for the 2013-14 Cycling Infrastructure Partnerships Program (CIPP). Part of BikeBC, a 50/50 cost-sharing program between the Province and local governments, the CIPP helps communities with smaller-scale cycling infrastructure projects, such as bike lanes and paths.
Northern Health partnered with BC Healthy Communities Society to offer three regional interactive, one-day learning and networking events for local governments, community partners, and health authority staff from municipalities.
Local governments in BC now have more resources available to help them build healthier communities.