Healthy Society

In this interview recorded at the 2013 UBCM Convention, Emanuel Machado, chief administrative officer, speaks about how the Town of Gibsons aligned community and council objectives and planning documents to create a sustainability framework which includes community well-being as a goal.

The District of Hope received a Healthy Communities Capacity Building Grant to hold a Healthy Communities Committee Mobilization Day for the Hope area.

A version of the Global Age-Friendly Cities: A Guide adapted to the considerations of rural and remote communities, developed using input from seniors in ten rural and/or remote communities in Canada, including two in British Columbia (Alert Bay and Lumby).
– Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors

Offers a framework for considering the interconnected aspects of a healthy community and provides many practical examples of how communities are accomplishing healthy community goals withing a variety of community scales.
– Canadian Institute of Planners

Describes some of the specific challenges and pressures related to rural poverty within Canada, and includes potential strategies for reinvigorating rural economies with agriculture, forestry, and tourism. The report examines social policy regarding the income gap, rural housing, crime, immigration, and health care, and how to strengthen a healthy community approach.
– Final Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

Describes the steps and actions needed to develop and implement local community economic development strategies in smaller rural communities.
– Alberta Community and Co-operative Association

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