Healthy Environments

This guide is for local governments across the province working to create healthy, equitable natural spaces. Community planning that improves the condition and accessibility of a natural environment positively impacts a community’s health. This resource encourages local governments to plan for sustainable land use and equitable access to the natural environment by exhibiting the benefits of healthy natural environments and showcasing innovative examples of positive change occurring across the province.

Download the 2018 Healthy Built Environment Linkages Toolkit now available! Download it at the BC Centre for Disease Control's website.

How can local governments link planning principles to health outcomes?

May 1 2020 - 9:00am to May 2 2020 - 5:00pm

SFU City Program
This two-day online-supported intensive workshop will introduce you to key principles and strategies for the planning and designing of healthy communities.

Building on recent work and new research on the relationship between urban design and public health, your instructors will introduce you to the Healthy Built Environment (HBE) Linkages Toolkit and provide guidance on how to develop a health impact assessment.

Feb 19 2020 (All day) to Feb 21 2020 (All day)

Adaptation Canada is a national conference on climate change adaptation, and the 2020 conference is taking place in Vancouver, B.C.

The conference will features over 60 panels and workshops spread across eight tracks: Financing Resilience, Showcasing Soutions, Ecological Resilience, Professional Practice and Capacity-Building, Raising Awareness and Broadening Engagement, Addressing Climate Change Inequities, Health, and Youth. 

For more information, visit the Adaptation Canada 2020 website.

Nov 7 2019 (All day) to Nov 8 2019 (All day)

The 2019 Climate Leaders Institute brings together elected officials across B.C. to learn about local initiatives to combat climate change and gain the skills needed to implement them. 

The Institute is focusing on knowledge sharing, communication, and organizational planning to integrate a climate perspective in every aspect of municipal governance. 

Dates: November 7-8, 2019
Location: Richmond, B.C.
Venue: The Radisson Hotel, Vancouver Airport

This guide is designed to support local governments, including Indigenous communities, with assessing features of their community’s built environment. Ten validated healthy built environment assessment tools have been compiled and are presented in this guide. These assessment tools, when paired with community engagement efforts and health data, will support local governments in identifying the strengths and gaps in their community’s built environment and further understand how those gaps might negatively impact health.

May 29 2018 - 9:00am to Jun 1 2018 - 5:00pm

The PIBC 2018 Annual Conference: The Game Plan! is generously presented by Young Anderson Barristers & Solicitors and will be headquartered at the Victoria Conference Centre in downtown Victoria. The PIBC 2018 Conference Committee has developed a rich, diverse and engaging program of keynote speakers, conference sessions, workshops, mobile workshops and more.

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