SQUAMISH, B.C. – Squamish is about to get a little healthier thanks to a Healthy Communities Collaboration Agreement endorsed by the District of Squamish and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). The agreement was recently endorsed by District of Squamish Council, paving the way for new partnership opportunities to address, improve and coordinate community health policy, land use planning and programming decisions.
The heart of the Social Sustainability Strategy is the people of Burnaby; which is about working with community members to develop a plan that would meet their needs and allow them to achieve a prosperous, higher quality of life.
The Malahat Nation decided to embark on a ground-truthing initiative, led by Elders and youth in collaboration with the University of Victoria, to decide which land could be developed and which land should be conserved. This partnership allowed for the stimulation of intergenerational relationships knowledge exchange, and a shared understanding of the importance of specific plants for traditional uses.
The City of Grand Forks, the Regional District of the Kootenay Boundary, School District 51, the Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities, and other stakeholders released the Boundary Communities Vital Signs 2014 Report.
On Thursday, October 16th from 9 am to 10:30 am, BCHLA will host a webinar to look at the elements of a successful partnership and a few examples where NGOs working together with local government on projects and policies have led to healthier communities.
Cobble Hill Village had the intention of responding to the results of an Age-Friendly Community Project study by creating a mixed-use development that included affordable housing, but were soon informed by seniors included in the study that this was not necessarily what the Cobble Hill seniors wanted or needed.