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The Latest from BC Healthy Communities | May 2016

The News

Bouncing Forward, Not Just Back – Lessons and Tools for Building Resilient Neighbourhoods

BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) will be a presenter at the 2016 Deepening Community Conference. We will share stories and lessons learned in the first three years of the Building Resilient Neighbourhoods Project. More here.

Call for Host Sites in the North: Citizen Series Webinar 

BCHC and Northern Health are inviting northern communities to become a host site for our Citizens Series webinar in late June. Contact us for the date and time. These online sessions invite dialogue on specific topics that are critical to improving the health outcomes of northern people. More here.

The Champion

Thinking Like a Movement: A Conversation with Al Etmanski

Al Etmanski is a community organizer, social entrepreneur and author. His latest book, Impact, outlines six patterns that help spread social innovation. BCHC Executive Director, Jodi Mucha, spoke with Etmanski about resilience, noticing patterns and making mistakes. Read the Q & A.

The Articles

Measuring our Impact for Age-friendly Communities

Over 287 communities around the world have been recognized as Age-friendly Communities and 36 communities in BC have received an Age-friendly Recognition Award. How can we measure impact? Check out the Age-friendly Communities Evaluation Guide and learn more about indicators here.

The Events

Deepening Community: Resilient Neighbourhoods, When People Care

Date: June 7 - 9, 2016 | All day | Edmonton, AB
Accelerate the communities agenda with other community builders, academics, neighbourhood and municipal leaders and passionate learners. Event details.

Registration Now Open! Public Health Summer School

Date: July 11 - 12, 2016 | All day | Multiple locations in BC
PHABC 2016 Summer School: Examine the Ottawa Charter as related to climate change issues and the implications for health and health equity actions at the individual, health care system and community level. More here. 

The Read

Illuminate: Ignite Change through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies and Symbols

A road map to help leaders move people to embrace bold visions by harnessing the power of persuasive communication. This visual guidebook will demonstrate how to turn an idea into a movement. Sneak peak here.