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.
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.
Join Sheila Matano (she/her), Carolyn Camman (they/them), and Trilby Smith (she/her), three Vancouver-based evaluators, for a webinar introducing the essentials of what evaluation is and how it works, including practical tools to get started. Core questions and issues related to equity and justice in evaluation, including common challenges and ways to address them, will also be covered.
In part 2 of the Living Health Equity Values conversation, participants will reflect on core values that support a health equity approach in public health organizations and on value tensions that can arise in public health practice and policy.
One of the current focus areas of the PlanH program is the importance of developing Healthy Public Policy at the local government level. In collaboration with a selection of local and Indigenous government partners, BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) is hosting an ongoing speaker series to bring fresh ideas for healthy public policy to local and Indigenous government leaders in B.C.