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2016 Summer School Grand Tour

On July 11th and 12th, 2016, more than 100 people from across the province came together to participate in PHABC’s Summer School. The focus of the summer school was “Promoting Health and Sustainability: The Case of Climate Change and Energy Use.”

Four sites were linked via video conference: University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, University of British Columbia- Okanogan, and University of Northern British Columbia. At each of the four sites, local working groups were formed to brainstorm and map local climate change impacts (anticipated or actual) and opportunities for mitigation and resilience building related to three key areas with health co-benefits:

  • Clean/ low carbon energy systems;
  • Low meat/ sustainable diets; and
  • Sustainable community design.

Explore this Grand Tour to view some of the awesome work that was produced by these local working groups!

2016 Summer School Grand Tour

Health Initiative for Men (HIM) – Manager, Mental Health Services

Manager – Mental Health Services – Health Initiative for Men Society (HIM)

Posting Date: July 27, 2015

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Call for Pilot Districts – Well Ahead

As part of the lab process  we are seeking pilot districts to take part in year 1. For more information go to::

Those interested in learning more are invited to attend a webinar – these have been scheduled at multiple times to allow for greater accessibility. Folks can sign up here to attend.

For more information and details please visit: WellAhead

On The Map: Arts & Health in BC

Do you work in the arts sector, the health sector or somewhere in between?  Check out Arts Health BC’s On The Map: Arts & Health in BC project for a glimpse into how arts & health intersecting in BC!

Following a province-wide survey of arts & health activity in BC last fall, Arts Health BC has just released a final report presenting a summary of the OTM survey findings, as well as a directory of the submitted initiatives.  An online map has also been created that plots the initiatives on a Google map of BC and provides links to various websites with additional information.   (Although the survey is now complete, it is not too late for BC-based arts & health initiatives to be added to the Google Map.  Profile summaries can be submitted online at:

On the Map: Arts & Health in BC is a project of Arts Health BC, a provincial not-for-profit promoting engagement with the arts for health, healing & wellbeing.  Learn more at

YWCA Metro Vancouver nominee – Paola Ardiles (PHABC Board member)

Please join us in congratulating Paola Ardiles (PHBABC Board member) for her nomination to the YWCAMetro Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards.

She was nominated by friends and colleagues from Bridge for Health, SFU and the President of the Public Health Association of BC for her leadership making a difference in our community.

As part of this nominations she is participating in an online category: Connecting the Community Award. With your help she will have an opportunity to allocate $10,000 to preventing violence against women – all you need to do is vote online for her! You can vote once every 24 hours from each computer until Friday, May 15th at noon. The nominee with the most votes will receive the Connecting the Community Award and Scotiabank will donate $10,000 to the program area of her choice.

For more information on the YWCA Metro Vancouver’s preventing violence against women programs, please click here.

Thank you for your ongoing support and please don’t forget to vote!

CPHA Conference – Register now! Vancouver, BC May 25-28, 2015

Canadian Public Health Association 2015 is the meeting place for the public health community to connect, collaborate, innovate, inspire, share and learn. It is a gathering of leaders and change agents from public, private and voluntary organizations that contribute to health and wellness.

The preliminary program and session descriptions are now available online.  In addition to the outstanding plenary and concurrent sessions, informative workshop and panels, along with dynamic networking events are open to Conference delegates.

May 25-28, 2015 at  Hyatt Regency Vancouver.

CPHA 2015 – Where Public Health Meets