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The Latest from BC Healthy Communities | May 2015

The News

Map Shows How Arts and Health Intersect in BC

Arts Health BC has released a final report presenting a summary of survey findings about health and arts activities in BC. A directory of initiatives and an online map linked to related organizations is also available. More here.

We're Hiring an Events and Logistics Coordinator

Do you love organizing events that leave people with a memorable experience? Are you a fanatical organizer and detail lover? Are you an innovative and critical thinker who loves to improve efficiencies? BCHC is seeking an Events and Logistics Coordinator for our team. Apply here.

The Community

Small Teams of Neighbours with Few Resources Can Build Resilient Streets

Through their Resilient Streets program, the Building Resilient Neighbourhoods project is helping residents of neighbourhoods get to know each other and work together on projects to improve their blocks and strengthen connections. Find out more here.

It’s time for Greater Victoria’s annual checkup!

If you live or work in the Capital Regional District (including the Southern Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island, and Juan de Fuca up to Port Renfrew), take the 2015 Victoria’s Vital Signs®survey and tell us what you love about living, working and playing in Greater Victoria. Take the survey today! 

The Champion

Dr. Anne Pousette Looks Beyond the Finish Line 

Dr.Anne Pousette is bringing her passion for health and wellness to community development in the North as the Executive Director of Promotion of Wellness in Northern British Columbia (WINBC). Read about her journey and the initiatives of WINBC here.

The Article

BCHC Staff Deepens Capacity for Community Support

BCHC staff members and associates embarked on training in Human Systems Dynamics (HSD). HSD explores models for understanding the world and ways to take action. The training was an opportunity to strengthen our skills in understanding and navigating complex situations and issues. We look forward to sharing these tools with communities. Learn more.

The Events

Vic West Street Fest: Family-Friendly Community Festival

Date: June 7, 2015 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Harbour Road, Victoria
Whether you’re from the community or curious to see resilient neighbourhoods in action, we hope to see you there! More here.

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

Date: Jun. 9th 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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

Impact: Six Patterns to Spread Your Social Innovation

The paradox of short-term success versus long-term impact is the central question this book addresses. Many of us believed that by now we would have absolute poverty under control. Or pollution. Or deforestation. Or any number of other social and environmental challenges. The solutions exist. They just aren't widely distributed. Author: Al Etmanski. Read more.