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Funding Opportunity: Age-Friendly grants support healthy communities for seniors

Funding Opportunity: Age-Friendly grants support healthy communities for seniors

Sep 18th, 2018 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

This grant stream has now closed. For follow-up information, please contact UBCM. Healthy communities support all stages of life. In partnership with the Union of BC Municipalities, the Province has announced $500,000 in funding to support local governments in age-friendly planning.  F...

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Stream of Consciousness grant sets its sights on creating community

Stream of Consciousness grant sets its sights on creating community

Sep 05th, 2018

Stream of Consciousness is a digital media company based in Victoria, BC. They help amplify the voices of some of the world’s most brilliant thinkers, teachers, innovators and community leaders by delivering professional livestream broadcasts, webinars and eCourses. Through their 2020 Vision ...

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Building Age-Friendly Communities: Healthy Community Planner Sarah Ravlic on the next steps for local governments

Building Age-Friendly Communities: Healthy Community Planner Sarah Ravlic on the next steps for local governments

Aug 22nd, 2018 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

Did you know that 7 out of the 10 Canadian municipalities with the largest portion of seniors are located in B.C.? As a result, more communities are exploring what it means to become age-friendly, supporting all stages, from childhood through to later years. BC's Local Government Management Ass...

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Defining safety and inclusivity in the public health context: Reflecting on PHABC\'s Summer School 2018

Defining safety and inclusivity in the public health context: Reflecting on PHABC's Summer School 2018

Aug 14th, 2018

Building Safe and Inclusive Communities was the theme of the 2018 Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) Summer School, hosted on July 5th and 6th at five university sites and five other remote sites across BC and Saskatchewan. Presenters shared stories, experiences, and research related to various...

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Proactive Approaches to Aging on the East Shore

Proactive Approaches to Aging on the East Shore

May 18th, 2018 related to Aging Well

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people aged 85 and older grew by 19.4%—nearly four times the rate for the overall Canadian population.[i] Projections suggest that by 2036, one-quarter of our population will be 65 or older. As this demographic grows, so does the importance of access to tim...

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Planning for Retirees: Ucluelet Responds to Shifting Community Demographics

Planning for Retirees: Ucluelet Responds to Shifting Community Demographics

May 09th, 2018 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

Abigail Fortune, director of Parks and Recreation for the District of Ucluelet, recalled a funny learning moment during the community engagement process for the District’s Age-Friendly assessment. “I got in big trouble for hosting an evening meeting,” Fortune said. “I had nev...

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Accessibility for All: Smithers\' Age-Friendly Plan Builds Access into Planning

Accessibility for All: Smithers' Age-Friendly Plan Builds Access into Planning

May 08th, 2018 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

“One of the key pieces in our age-friendly process,” said Yazmin Banuelas, Planner for the Town of Smithers, “was recognizing the strength and possibility of Access Smithers.” A local, grassroots organization, Access Smithers has six core volunteers who work to create a livab...

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Planning Together: Powell River Sets Goals to Improve Aging-in-Place

Planning Together: Powell River Sets Goals to Improve Aging-in-Place

May 07th, 2018 related to Age-friendly Capacity Building

When the City of Powell River wanted to better understand how it could support its large senior population, it conducted a study, Aging in Powell River, to determine the factors that hindered seniors from aging in place. The 2016 study identified a lack of accessible transportation, unawareness of e...

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Salmo, Port Coquitlam and Kitimat-Stikine Prove Leadership in Sustainability

Salmo, Port Coquitlam and Kitimat-Stikine Prove Leadership in Sustainability

Feb 26th, 2018

Three BC Communities; Salmo, Port Coquitlam and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, have recently been awarded the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Communities award. These awards honour and celebrate the most innovative environmental initiatives in cities and communities...

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Help Shape BC’s Rural Development Strategy

Help Shape BC’s Rural Development Strategy

Feb 07th, 2018

The B.C. Government has committed to developing a long-term, durable Rural Development Strategy that works for all rural British Columbians. The new strategy will help rural and Indigenous communities build their capacity to create resilient, sustainable futures. Your input will inform th...

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Wishing A Happy & Healthy Holiday Season

Wishing A Happy & Healthy Holiday Season

Dec 19th, 2017

On behalf of our Board of Directors and wonderful staff team here at BC Healthy Communities we wish you a healthy, happy and peaceful holiday season.  All the best for the New Year and we look forward to our continued work with you to create healthier communities for all. &...

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The Value of Urban Green Space

Nov 21st, 2017

At BC Healthy Communities, we recognize that one’s built and natural environments influence community health outcomes, and the importance of staying up to date on emerging evidence form experts in this field. On November 18th our Research and Impact Specialist, Diana Gresku, attended the ...

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