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.
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.
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.
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.
More local governments in BC will now be able to embark on projects to improve community health and well-being for their constituents, thanks to $125,000 in new grants and additional customized supports recently awarded by PlanH, a partnership of BC Healthy Communities Society and the Ministry of Health.
Could your community use more resources and support to foster better health and well-being? Are you a local government looking to collaborate with health authorities and other partners to create the conditions that enable healthy people and healthy places? Apply for funding through the PlanH Healthy Communities Fund and receive support from our new Community Wellness Strategy and Creating Healthy Places grants.
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.