Jane’s Walks are walking conversations about neighbourhoods and how people use cities. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their communities, and connect with neighbours. Anyone can lead a walk because everyone is an expert on the places they live, work and play. In 2015, Jane's Walk took place across 6 continents, 36 countries, 189 cities, and in the form of over 1000 walks. Mayors from throughout Metro Vancouver challenged their constituents to participate in a Jane's Walk.
Healthy Community Partnerships: How far have we come, where are we now and where next?
Host: Vancouver Coastal Health
Audience: This forum is open to a limited number of invited local government and First Nations staff and elected officials who are part of Vancouver Coastal Health's Healthy Community Partnerships, and Vancouver Coastal Health staff. This invitation list is currently full.
This Request for Proposal is designed to seek proposals from communities wanting to host the 9th BC Rural Communities Summit in the spring of 2016. The BC Rural Network will work with the successful applicant, providing background, organizational support, some financial support, and assistance with fundraising. Final financial statements from previous Summits will be made available to the host community. Due to a more challenging funding environment the BCRN is not as able to financially support the host organization as it has in the past.
Silos to Systems was a South Cariboo Community Planning Council workshop presented in partnership with Interior Health in October 2015. It was facilitated by BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) on behalf of the PlanH program. It brought together government, community leaders, organizations and service providers to discuss how the community can collaborate to make significant impacts in reducing poverty. It was the first time the community leaders and providers convened to talk about issues that impact poverty and how collaboration can reduce poverty in the South Cariboo.
Over 500 people in the Clayoquot Sound took the Vital Signs survey thanks to leadership from their community foundation. The result provides a data-driven picture of the region’s health and a tool for decision-making.