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The Latest from BC Healthy Communities | October 2015

The News

Welcome Celeste Zimmer: Events & Logistics Coordinator

We are pleased to welcome Celeste Zimmer to the BC Healthy Communities Society team as the Events and Logistics Coordinator. Celeste is an enthusiastic educator who thrives on empowering others to become more health conscience and environmentally aware. Find out more about Celeste.

Sharing Stories of Excellence: UBCM Convention 2015

Thank you to everyone that stopped by our tradeshow booth at the UBCM convention to share inspiring stories of collaboration on our graphic wall, PlanH Local Leaders Cam and photo booth. Check out a snapshot of the day on Storify and see the gallery and results of the prize draw here!

The Champion

Jesse Veenstra Shares Health Knowledge 

“I enjoy sharing knowledge that allows people to be self-sufficient,” explains Jesse Veenstra. As a Project Manager for the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Veenstra develops public health resources and indicators. Find out more about Veenstra and how PHSA helps BC communities here.

The Article

Getting to Impact: Beyond Population Level Indicators

Collective Impact has increased our focus on moving the needle on population level changes. But are population level indicators the only ones that we need to pay attention to when moving toward collective impact? Read the article from Engage! magazine by Liz Weaver here.

The Events

Change Day BC

Date: October 15 2015 | all day
Between now and October 15th, we invite anyone involved in health, social and community care to commit to making a change or trying something new. And we mean anyone! Find out more.

Cities Fit for Children

Date: November 12-13, 2015 | all day
Cities Fit for Children brings together municipal leaders with child development professionals; parents and community champions to promote and increase collaboration towards creating local environments where children, youth and their families thrive. Find out more.

The Read

Deepening Community

This book, by Paul Born, describes the four pillars of deep community: sharing our stories, taking the time to enjoy one another, taking care of one another, and working together for a better world. Read the forward here.