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Vancouver's The Greenest City Fund supports projects that help work towards Vancouver becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020. Since 2012, they've funded about $2 million to over 600 projects in partnership with the Vancouver Foundation, including 609 neighbourhood small grants, 63 community grants and 93 Green Generation grants.

The First Nations Health Authority and BC Patient Safety & Quality Council have collaborated to produce a webinar series. The webinars explore the ideas of cultural safety and cultural humility and encourage participants to pledge their commitment to working towards a world that is free of systemic racism and inclusive of people.

Find the webinars here

We are pleased to announce the winners of our Seeding Healthy Communities photo contest! Congratulations to the municipality of Bowen Island and Courtenay's Lush Valley Food Action Society for their wonderful winning photos. These PlanH Community Capacity Building Fund - Seeding Stream recipients used their photos to show us how their projects help build healthier small, rural and remote communities.


Our latest PlanH short video showcases the amazing work being done in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Hope around ensuring that all children have a chance to form healthy habits early in life. These three communities are using a community-based participatory approach and common consistent messaging to for kids to make the healthy choice the easier choice around healthy eating and physical activity.

Are you a recipient of the PlanH Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund - Seeding Stream? Share how your project helps build healthy, small, rural and remote communities and be entered to win!

Entering the contest is easy, please click this post to read full contest details. 

  • Post a selfie or a picture with a description of your Seed project on Facebook or Twitter. Pictures that include people are encouraged!
  • Use #BCHC_SeedingRural when you post your photo and remember to tag us! @BC_HC (on Twitter) and @BC Healthy Communities (on Facebook)


We are pleased to present our latest PlanH short video. This time, we are highlighting the powerful work being done on the City of Vancouver's ‘A Healthy City For All’ strategy, an integrated, multi-sectoral approach to collaboration towards a healthier city. The City formed a unique Leadership Table with representatives from a diverse range of organizations to ensure a holistic approach. The strategy includes 13 goals, with associated targets and indicators to track progress and outcomes over ten years.

Island Health is looking to partner with local government, community organizations and Aboriginal communities through their Community Wellness Granting Program. The program is available to groups doing work related to population health and health and wellness, and is a chance for Island Health to collaborate with community partners to positively influence individual and community well-being.

Leaders in the Interior Health region gathered in Vernon on October 27, 2016 to celebrate and take stock of healthy community partnerships at the Interior Region Healthy Communities Forum. The forum was the fifth in a series of five forums taking place in each health authority region. Over eighty delegates participated in the day rich with dialogue, insights and connections.

We are pleased to present our second PlanH short video.  This time we’re highlighting the important work being done by the Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC).  They engage the entire community around social, environmental and economic issues through food security programs, policies and partnerships. The KFPC was one of the very first food policy councils in Canada and boasts an impressive roster of programs, including community gardens, Farm to School BC, the Gleaning Abundance Project, and community kitchens.

How do communities innovate to increase their impact on complex issues in their communities? Four communities from distinct health authorities are working to grow their impact through the inaugural healthy communities learning and leadership cohort called ‘Growing Impact’. The process is facilitated by BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) on behalf of the PlanH program.