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The Latest from BC Healthy Communities | February 2016

The News

The BCHC Team Expands

Join us in welcoming Mikiko Mori as Finance and Operations Coordinator. A graduate of Camosun College’s Bachelor of Business Administration – Mikiko brings a detailed eye to balancing accounts. More on changes at BCHC here.

B.C.'s Climate Leadership Plan Consultations

The second public consultation on B.C.'s climate action plan is now open, until March 25, 2016 at noon. To participate, read the Consultation Guide and provide thoughts on the most important actions we can take to lower our greenhouse gas emissions. More details here.

We're Hiring!

We are seeking a part time Digital Outreach & Communications Support Assistant. Get your foot in the door with BCHC. We are an innovative, collaborative team serving communities across the province. If you love communications and are good with detail please apply by Feb. 10th.

The Champion

Mayor Bachrach Empowers Residents of Smithers

Smithers Mayor, Taylor Bachrach, describes a shift in the way we think of local government “from local government purely being responsible for water pipes, sewer pipes, paved streets and sidewalks, to local government really being an expression of community and a facilitator for community dialogue.” More here.

The Articles

BCHC's Approach to Community Change

Executive Director, Jodi Mucha, reflects on the Innoweave coaching process that helped BC Healthy Communities develop an Impact Statement and Theory of Change - organizational tools for making a bigger Impact. Read how we did it here.

Building Better Communities for Our Children

The Cities Fit For Children Summit is an opportunity for leaders wanting to effect change to identify and discuss how to build thriving cities that support children (ages 0-18) in reaching their fullest potential. Read about the 2015 Summit held in Vernon and how to apply to host the next Summit here.

The Events

Collective Impact: Designing for Social Impact

Date: February 10, 2016, 7-9 p.m. | Simon Fraser University | Free
Join Liz Weaver, of the Tamarack Institute, and BCHC for a workshop about the Collective Impact model. This is for Surrey-based organizations, community members and SFU students working on complex social issues. More here.

Evaluating Community Impact: Capturing and Making Sense of Community Outcomes

Date: February 9 - 11, 2016 | All day
This workshop is an opportunity to learn the latest and most practical evaluation ideas and practices for community change initiatives. Register.

A Healthy Response to Climate Change: How to Take Action

Date: February 18, 2016, 7:30 pm | Hillcrest Community Centre, Vancouver
The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and the BC Health Coalition invite you to a talk by Dr. Courtney Howard, Canadian liaison to Global Climate and Health Alliance. More events listed here.

The Read

Turn the Ship Around! 

Captain David Marquet imagines a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work - a place where everyone is a leader. This is his story.