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Upcoming Webinar: Creating Age-friendly Communities – Approaches for optimizing your needs assessment & planning process

Has your community received an Age-friendly Communities Grant, or is it considering applying for one in the future? BC Healthy Communities is...
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Emergency Community Support Fund Open for Applications

The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund is now open. The Emergency Community Support Fund supports community organizations helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Community Engagement & Physical Distancing: A list of resources

Many organizations are working to make physically-distant community engagement a reality. We're sharing a list of some free resources to help local governments get started.
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Kelowna’s Lived Experience commitment to healthy community engagement

Kelowna’s Journey Home Strategy is a strong example of healthy and equitable community engagement, incorporating a Lived Experience Circle made up of individuals with experience living with homelessness or precarious housing.
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THE ISSUE: Economic Equality

Healthy Communities foster health by creating environments that support health. Though we often think of physical environments such as Healthy Built Environments and Healthy Natural Environments, the environments within communities that impact our health can also be social, economic, and political. 
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A message from our partners at the Ministry of Health: Food bank donations are low

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, our partners at the Ministry of Health have asked us to share the following...
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“None for anyone”: COVID-19’s impact on community engagement

In many communities across B.C., most public activities have been halted. These unprecedented times have led to equality in public participation—none for anyone. 
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World Water Day 2020

For 2020 the theme of World Water Day is ‘Water and Climate Change’. In this post, we consider how we might share the responsibility of protecting this invaluable resource.
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Keeping older adults safe and connected

As we navigate uncharted territory and attempt to keep up with new information, it’s hard to know what to do, but there are some things we can be doing right now.
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Physical distancing and healthy spacing… without disconnecting

It seems like until the beginning of March, ‘social isolation’ was a term very few of us in B.C. knew of, confined to the halls of academia or public health.
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