BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) is a province-wide not-for-profit that facilitates the ongoing development of healthy, thriving and resilient communities. They provide a range of resources, programs and fee-for-service offerings that support multi-sectoral groups to collaborate around a shared vision for a common purpose. They work closely with, and have strong partnerships with local governments and health authorities across the province.
BCHC has adopted and adapted the Healthy Communities Approach in their work to support local governments as they create equitable policies that address community health and well-being. The Healthy Communities movement recognizes that 60% of what makes us healthy is determined by our built, social, environmental and economic environments, and helps local governments design these various environments to support maximum health and well-being.