More Indigenous and non-Indigenous local governments in B.C. will now be able to embark on projects to improve community health and well-being for their constituents, thanks to $150,000 in new grants and additional customized supports recently awarded by PlanH, a partnership of BC Healthy Communities Society and the Ministry of Health.
The 2020 Livable Cities Forum will offer a platform and venue to come together to discuss and workshop how to advance our work on climate change, while building resilience into our communities. Bringing together municipal practitioners, elected officials, resilience thinkers, and community experts, the Forum will offer both keynote presentations and breakout sessions where participants will be able to work through challenges and ideate solutions to these problems. Registration is complimentary.
What do you think should be the future of mobility and land use in B.C.? Join Moving in a Livable Region and George Affleck (BC Liberal Party), Bowinn Ma(BC NDP), and Harrison Johnston (BC Green Party) as they talk about what their party can and will do for the future of this province.
Event details: Thursday, October 15th, 2020 | 2:00-3:30pm PDT
More and more, local governments in BC and beyond are appointing social planners to focus specifically on improving the well-being of their community members. In 2016, the City of Delta made the decision to create a social planner position to assess the social needs of the community and develop a Social Action Plan to address them. Gillian McLeod, a former librarian with a 30-year career in the public service, was up to the task.
This tool kit is intended for use in rural communities. Municipalities, including planners, health authority staff, and elected officials are the intended audience, although the tool kit will also help other interested community members advocate for healthier communities and populations. Overall, this tool kit is meant for those interested in how the built environment and local development impacts health.