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February 2019

The Importance of Community Health Centres: Scaling Up Team-Based Primary Care in BC

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch 350 W Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

The BC Health Coalition, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Health Sciences Association are pleased to present a public event on: The Importance of Community Health Centres: Scaling Up Team-Based Primary Care in BC Community Health Centres (CHCs) have been an effective model for delivering team-based, community-governed primary health care in Canada and the US for decades.  Last year BC's provincial government announced that CHCs will play a key role in BC's strategy for primary health care reform in the province. For…

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The Moose Hide Campaign Provincial Gathering and Day of Fasting

February 13 @ 7:15 am - 7:30 pm
Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3M7 Canada

The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children. Wearing this moose hide signifies your commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in your life and to work together to end violence against women and children. Join us on February 13, 2019, for the 8th Annual Moose Hide Campaign Provincial Gathering and Day of Fasting. People from across B.C. will be fasting…

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Food Literacy: From Concept to Practice

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

How does "Food Literacy" relate to "Health Literacy" and how do you implement it in practice? This webinar will showcase the topic of food literacy and present two current food literacy initiatives in British Columbia (Farm to School BC and Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program). The webinar will begin with a background and introduction by Irv Rootman, Chair of the B.C. Health Literacy Networks. This will be followed by a discussions on Food Literacy—an evolving sub-concept of health literacy —…

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March 2019

Wellness Fair—Guildford Rec Centre

March 15 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Guildford Recreation Center, 15105 105th Ave
Surey, BC V3R 7G8 Canada

Zaytuna Services Society and Simon Fraser University - Health Science Students, under the guidance of Dr. Paola Ardiles, will be hosting a Wellness Fair event at the Guildford Recreation Center in Surrey. This event will take place on March 15, 2019 from 11am - 5pm.  The Wellness Fair is a community project focused on connecting the local newcomer community to healthcare agencies and resources. The Wellness Fair will bridge the gaps between the newcomer population and the health care system by:  Empowering newcomers with health knowledge that…

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The Inclusion Project

March 30 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Rd
Victoria, British Columbia V9B 5Y2 Canada

The Inclusion Project Saturday March 30, 2019 Royal Roads University Quarterdeck Grant Building, 2005 Sooke Rd Victoria, BC   The Inclusion Project is a forum for stakeholders on critical conversations about the issues of diversity, equity and inclusiveness across public and private sectors. Through this initiative, we will cast a global lens on local issues and leverage community-based collaborative efforts to address the intersectional challenges faced by newcomers - immigrants, refugees and international students. We will develop new initiatives to support…

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April 2019

Diabetes Educator Course – Vancouver, BC

April 29 - May 1
Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel Vancouver, BC Canada

Diabetes Educator Course Best Western Plus Chateau Granville, Vancouver, BC April 29th - May 1st, 2019   This comprehensive three-day course is for health professionals who face diabetes in their practice. Through interactive presentations and case-study discussions with a variety of experts, we cover the newest approaches to diabetes management. Our goal is to update your understanding of the complexities of diabetes care, and have you learn effective approaches to educate those affected by diabetes. We will cover the latest…

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