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The Latest from BC Healthy Communities | June 2016

The News

The City of Victoria Youth Council is Hiring

Be the change you want to see in the world! Apply to be the newest City of Victoria Youth Council Coordinator and continue to make Victoria more youth-friendly and meet the needs of youth in creative ways. Download the position description here.

The Champion

Supporting Innovation with Developmental Evaluation: Q & A with Natasha Blanchet-Cohen

BCHC spoke with Natasha Blanchet-Cohen, Developmental Evaluation (DE) Coach with the J.W. McConnell Foundation’s Innoweave program, about why DE is useful for dealing with innovation and complexity. Read the Q & A.

The Articles

Our Theory of Change

BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) is guided by a Theory of Change that defines who we are, our intended outcomes, and how we plan on achieving them. Take a look at our Theory of Change.

The Events

Agriculture and Food Security: Enabling the Planning Practitioner

Date: June 16, 2016 | 7-9pm | Vancouver, BC
Join BCHC's Executive Director and members of the planning community to learn more about building capacity for food security. Event details here.

Introduction to Collective Impact Webinar

Date: June 23, 2016 | 11:30AM - 1:30pm | online
Is your organization interested Collective Impact? Are you considering collaborating with other organizations to change population level outcomes on an issue that is important in your community or region? Register here. 

Citizen Series Webinar - Growing up Northern: Raising Healthy Children, Families and Communities Webinar

Date: June 28, 2016 | 1:30 - 3:30PM | online
Join us for this free session on raising healthy children, families and communities focusing on real-life examples from the north. Register here.

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. Event details here.

40th Annual BC Elders Gathering: River Unity, River Spirit – “Keepers of the land and water”

Date: July 12-14 | all day | Williams Lake
Celebrate great knowledge keepers and teachers that have passed generational values from ancestors to us. Event details here.


The Read

Laughing Allowed!

Laughing Allowed! provides powerful evidence that the arts can be used effectively to engage people who don’t typically become involved in community activism, and can offer new ways of exploring, discussing and resolving shared challenges. Download it here.

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