Healthy People

A toolkit with different ideas for how local government and others can promote enjoyment of fruits and vegetables in remote communities including preservation, gardening, and others. 

– BC Ministry of Health

Oct 9 2015 - 8:30am to 2:30pm

Host: Burnaby Healthier Community Partnership
Location: Burnaby, BC
Contact: Meghan Pritchard at or 604-918-7637.


The report estimates the current provincial and regional prevalence rates of three chronic disease risk factors: excess weight (obesity and overweight), physical inactivity, and tobacco smoking, as well as the direct health-care costs and indirect productivity losses associated with each of the risk factors. Understanding the current costs of these risk factors and how these costs might change in coming years can help inform both immediate and long-term planning.

– Provincial Health Services Authority

Want to know a bit more about what the Kaslo Food Security Project? At the Food Forum in Kaslo on April 12, 2014, Aimee Watson gave a presentation on the history of the project including information on the Kalso Food Charter. You can watch the video of her presentation here. The power point presentation she used is available here as a pdf

This article by Therese Mickelson looks at the mix of factors that affect local food production and supply in BC, challenges to shifting towards reinstating historic farmland and encouraging local food production, and how local governments can support and promote community food security. 


Jun 8 2015 - 12:00am to 11:45pm

Host: Office of Arts, Culture & Environment at the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Location: Roundhouse Exhibition Hall - 1818 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver
Contact: Margaret Naylor, 604-718-5857


Event Description

Jun 29 2015 - 9:00am to Jun 30 2015 - 3:45pm

Host: Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, Northern Health
Location: Community Hall at the Recreation Ctr. 5500 Alaska Hwy. Fort Nelson, BC
Contact: Jaylene Arnold (NRRM) or 250-774-2541 ext. 2045.

The connections linking green space to mental health, and evidence supporting these suggested mechanisms.



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