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The Latest from BC Healthy Communities | November 2015

The News

Healthy Short Video Filming is now Underway

BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) is facilitating a province-wide story-telling initiative to shape the narrative around the impact of healthy community leadership in British Columbia through the PlanH program. PlanH has selected five community stories from different health authority regions in BC. Read more.

BCHC is Hiring a Finance and Operations Coordinator!

BCHC is seeking someone with a passion for community development who loves managing fine details to coordinate our finance, HR and operational activities. Critical thinking, financial accounting skills and attention to detail are the key deliverables of this position. Download the job description here.

The Champion

Michelle Colussi Brings Everyone to the Table 

After thirty years working with community change efforts Michelle Colussi knows the power of an organized group. Her work as a community facilitator, Collective Impact coach and Transition Town trainer has taken her around the country and beyond. Find out more about Colussi here.

The Article

Becoming a Learning Organization

There has been research and publications about learning organizations for many years but when we talk about learning organizations, what do we really mean? How does an organization embark on the process of becoming a learning organization? Read the article here.


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.

City of Victoria Youth Council's 10 Year Celebration!

Date: November 19, 2015 | 5-6:30 pm
You are invited to the City of Victoria Youth Council's 10 Year Celebration. Join us to celebrate successes, envision the next 10 years and enjoy some delicious treats. RSVP here to reserve yourself a treat!

Linking Community Planning and Health Outcomes:  A Workshop on Creating Healthy Built Environments

Date: November 25, 2015 | 1-5 pm
BCHC will be hosting an exciting workshop about creating healthy built environments, with a focus on how to make practical links between community planning and health outcomes in the community. Find out more.

The Read

Simple Rules

Complexity surrounds us. We have too much email, juggle multiple remotes, and hack through thickets of regulations from phone contracts to health plans. But complexity isn’t destiny. By developing a few simple yet effective rules, people can best even the most complex problems. Read a review here.