Healthy Environments

Louise Richmond of Salmon Arm City Council explains an amazing new project to bring art to their local trail network.  The art can be enjoyed by city residents using the trails and will ultimately become a photo book to be shared more widely.  This video was filmed at the 2015 UBCM Convention.

Making the Connections is a short video and visual exhibit that walks us through some of the social factors that have a significant impact on our health: income, housing, education, food, neighbourhood, sense of community, race and racism and access to health care. It also introduces systems thinking and asks us to think about the larger, interconnected society we are apart of and how these connections impact our health.

Jan 28 2016 - 12:00am to Jan 29 2016 - 11:45pm

Host: B.C. Agriculture Council and Canadian Biogas Association

Location: Tradex Centre in Abbotsford, B.C. (1190 Cornell St.)

Contact: Jim Shepard at (604) 291-1553 or email info@agricultureshow.net 

This guide is intended to help practitioners—engineers, planners, health professionals, economic development officials and others—to improve travel options for residents of small and rural communities. This includes a range of actions that make personal transportation activities more sustainable— encouraging drivers to operate their cars more efficiently, or to leave their cars at home and walk, cycle, take transit or carpool instead.

– Transport Canada

The Metro Vancouver Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of Transportation and Land Use Activities: Guidebook provides a structured approach for planners and policy-makers to evaluate the potential health-related outcomes of an activity (i.e., a project, plan, or policy) before it has been built or implemented. The Guidebook also provides links to data sources, local and provincial resources, and examples.

This document has been prepared for use by local governments, the development community, landowners and environmental organizations as a comprehensive guide to maintaining environmental values during the development of urban and rural lands.

It sets out the program priorities of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the Ministry of Environment, and other provincial and federal agencies, promoting ways to retain and create environmental function and resilience as communities grow.

Jun 24 2015 - 9:00am to 10:30pm

Host: Province of BC
Location: online
Contact: cindybertram@shaw.ca
Times: 9:00 am – 10:30 am or 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Presenters:

  • Helene Roberge, Unit Head, Clean Communities, Ministry of Environment
  • Margaret Henigman, Ecosystem Biologist, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

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