Recent News

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.

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.