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The Latest from BC Healthy Communities | April 2015

The News

Welcome Sue McKinnon - Our New Program Manager!

Sue has spent over twenty-five years in the field of health promotion, community development and injury prevention, working primarily in the not-for-profit sector. She brings an extensive background in community leadership. Read more about Sue here...

We're Hiring a Community Liaison

Are you a capacity builder committed to supporting communities across BC to be healthy, resilient and sustainable? Are you a systems thinker who can embrace complexity and experimentation? Do you love making sense of data and turning it into vivid and engaging stories? Apply here...

The Community

City of Victoria’s Art Mentorship Program Makes it’s Mark

The City of Victoria Youth Council (CVYC) celebrated the completion of its Art Mentorship Program (AMP) by hosting an art reception in City Hall’s foyer. AMP brought together professional artists and youth, between the ages of 14 and 19, for a two-month visual arts mentorship. Photos and video here...

The Champion

Trailblazer Phil McIntyre-Paul on Mobilizing Change

We should work together, we should look after each other and we should look after the place that we live; that just makes sense!” says Phil McIntyre-Paul. Find out how he and his team at the Shuswap Trial Alliance are collaborating with community members on sustainable trail networks here.

The Article

Climate Change and Health Policy

While climate change has historically been framed as an environmental issue, we know that it will have a range of human health impacts. For the last five years BC Healthy Communities has explored the connections between climate change and human health in BC. Read about our work here...

The Events

CVYC Employability Fair

Date: Wednesday, May 13th from 4.00 to 7.30 PM
Location: Work BC’s office, 201-1483 Douglas St.
The second annual Employability Fair will provide youth with the resources they need to apply for jobs in the greater Victoria area. Free. Read more...

Citizen Series Webinar #4 - It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Date: Jun. 9th 1:30 - 3:30pm (PDT)
Location: Online and Various Host Sites across BC
Dialogue about leveraging the Canada Winter Games for healthy active Northern communities in the long run. Free. Register here...

The Read

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers

This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies. The authors have identified tools and techniques to make great things happen. Authors: D.Gray, S. Brown & J.Macanufo Read more...