Healthy Society

The Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) is a non-partisan, charitable organization with a focus on accessibility, community development, income security and social planning.  This link takes you to their Social Inclusion Toolkits and Manuals.

- Social Planning and Research Council of BC

A variety of research papers and tested resources can be found on this website covering topics from resource towns in transition to rural age friendly needs assessments, communication strategies and youth/seniors inclusion resources.  

-  University of Northern BC, Community Development Institute

Taylor Bachrach, Mayor of Smithers, speaks to the importance of measuring indicators of success that are meaningful to healthy communities, such as crime rates and air quality.  The Town of Smithers have been working in collaboration with Northern Health to measure these community indicators.  This interview was recorded at the 2015 UBCM Convention.

In this video recorded at the 2015 UBCM Convention, Laurie Dolan of Fort Nelson reflects on an inspirational BCHC workshop she attended that sparked a process of asset mapping and building on successful projects.

A guide to Vancouver's Healthy City Strategy, unanimously approved by City Council in 2014.

Find it here

May 6 2016 - 12:00am to May 8 2016 - 11:45pm

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.

Apr 21 2016 - 12:00am to Apr 22 2016 - 11:45pm

Collaborating for Upstream Impact on Community Health and Well-being

Host: Island Health

Location: Parksville, BC

Contact: Celeste Zimmer at

**PIBC members are eligible to receive up to 11.75 Organized/Structured CPL units for attending this event**

Mar 10 2016 - 12:00am to 11:45pm

Healthy Communities: Moving Upstream for Greater Impact

Host: Fraser Health

Location: University of Fraser Valley

Contact: Rosalyn Oraas at


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