The 2023 PlanH Healthy Communities Grants are now open for application. The grants, administered by BC Healthy Communities, are offered across two funding streams: Community Connectedness and Healthy Public Policy.
As part of our Local Government Leaders Speaker Series, BC Healthy Communities is pleased to present Creating Healthy Public Policy: Equitable Extreme Heat Planning on August 17, 2022 at 11am Pacific. This session aims to help northern communities in B.C. plan for, and respond to, the next extreme heat event.
Complex challenges need collaborative solutions. More governments are seeing the power of a regional approach to social planning to tackle issues like poverty reduction and social cohesion. Join BC Healthy Communities on for Creating Healthy Public Policy: Regional Social Planning Services to hear about experience of the City of Powell River, qathet Regional District and Tla’amin Nation as they collaborate to move their communities forward together.
Use this printable resource as a visual reference for action areas within local government, as primer for those on your team who may be new to the concept of equity in government policy and planning, or as a quick reference summarizing the more in-depth content of the Equity Action Guide.
In response to requests from communities and partners, we’ve extended the application deadline for our Healthy Public Policy grants for the Vancouver Coastal Health region. We’re now accepting applications until June 15, 2022.
Healthy public policy is a powerful tool governments can use to meaningfully improve the lives of their constituents. To support local and Indigenous governments in B.C. to enact healthier public policies, BC Healthy Communities hosts a recurring series of talks called Creating Healthy Public Policy: Local Government Leaders Speaker Series. The series continues on March 30 with Creating Healthy Public Policy: Regional Social Planning Services.
The theme of the 2021 B.C. Region Virtual Comprehensive Community Planning workshop is "Planning for Community Wellness and Healing." The theme recognizes all of the strength and resilience in First Nations communities, while bringing focus to the ways in which CCP can centre community wellness and support individual and collective healing.