Healthy Environments

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?

This Health Impact Assessment Resource supports local and Indigenous government staff, as well as public health professionals, to implement a Healthy Communities approach to planning and evaluating local projects, policies and programs.

Aug 26 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Less visible, longer-term toll of climate change can settle in on the mental and physical well-being of those who have suffered great loss. This talk will quantify these often less considered impacts that follow in the aftermath of large scale flooding, with results that are equally applicable to forest fire-related loss. The discussion will end by highlighting practical and cost-effective actions that can be taken now.

This guide is for local governments across the province working to create healthy, equitable natural spaces.

May 1 2020 - 9:00am to May 3 2020 - 4:45pm

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 - 12:00am to Feb 21 2020 - 11:45pm

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 - 12:00am to Nov 8 2019 - 11:45pm

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.


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