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Do you Have Questions for Dr. Bonny Henry or Adrian Dix?

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will take your questions at Global BC’s first COVID-19 town hall of 2022

The special event will take place Monday, Jan. 10, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT following the News Hour.

What answers do you want from the people in charge of public health in B.C.?

Send in your questions HERE then tune in on to watch on BC1, here on our website, on our Global BC Facebook page or listen live on CKNW.

 

A Vision to Transform Canada’s Public Health System

The annual report of the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam, was tabled in the House of Commons and the Senate. The 2021 Report is entitled: ‘A Vision to Transform Canada’s Public Health System.’

The report is an appeal to strengthen our public health system in Canada in order to be better equipped against present and future health threats. The 2021 report builds on Dr. Tam’s 2020 report (French) From Risk to Resilience: An Equity Approach to COVID-19, which examined the unequal impacts of COVID-19 on the health of people in Canada and the need for a strong public health system centred on equity.

Drawing on lessons learned from the pandemic and dialogues with public health leaders from across the country, this year’s report identifies strategic opportunities and proposes a series of concrete actions to better prepare for the next health emergency and to help all people in Canada achieve better health. These actions are outlined in the Way Forwardsection of the report.

The report is intended to stimulate a national dialogue and catalyze collective action on public health renewal. The report was informed by many sources, including discussions with public health leaders from across the country and at all levels of government, academics, First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders, and community experts. A summary of these consultations can be found in a companion report, ‘What We Heard: A Renewed and Strengthened Public Health System in Canada.’

Read the executive summary HERE

Or the full report HERE

Reminder – PHABC AGM & Special Presentation December 9 11:30am-1pm

Reminder to PHABC Membership

Join our Virtual AGM – December 9th, 2021 at 11:30am

 

Don’t forget to join us at our Virtual Annual General Meeting tomorrow, Thursday, December 9th, 2021 from 11:30am – 1:00pm.

 

We will begin with a special presentation on the drug toxicity crisis and safe supply from Vancouver Coastal Health’s Dr. Patricia Daly, followed by sharing PHABC’s highlights from the fiscal year, welcoming new board members and saying farewell to departing members.

 

The full Agenda is now available!

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The AGM is free to access for all our members. To join us, just following the Zoom link below:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7792413190

We hope to see you on December 9th!

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women — Dec 6

Today is The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
It has been over 30 years since the murder of 14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal (December 6, 1989). This act of violent misogyny shook our country.On December 6, we remember:

  • Geneviève Bergeron
  • Hélène Colgan
  • Nathalie Croteau
  • Barbara Daigneault
  • Anne-Marie Edward
  • Maud Haviernick
  • Maryse Laganière
  • Maryse Leclair
  • Anne-Marie Lemay
  • Sonia Pelletier
  • Michèle Richard
  • Annie St-Arneault
  • Annie Turcotte
  • Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz
https://women-gender-equality.canada.ca/en/commemorations-celebrations/16-days/national-day-remembrance.html
#16Days
 

Million Gardens Movement Regional Manager — Western Canada

The Million Gardens Movement is on a mission to unleash the transformative power of gardening and increase knowledge and access to fresh food. We want to connect people with gardens, with food and with each other to share, grow, inspire, and empower. We are seeking an energetic, innovative Regional Manager to drive our pilot year in Vancouver and Western Canada.

The Regional Manager – Western Canada will be responsible for the strategic development, operational leadership and impact analysis of our pilot programming in Vancouver.

Working closely with the Million Gardens Movement senior leadership team, the Regional Manager – Western Canada will play a critical role in the expansion and evolution of Million Gardens Movement across Canada and act as Western Canada’s spokesperson, community advocate and Million Gardens Movement expert.

For more information and to apply for this position by January 3, 2022 go HERE.

2021 PHABC Annual General Meeting & Special Presentation – ONLINE

Notice to PHABC Membership

2021 Annual General Meeting – December 9

Thursday December 9, 2021 11:30AM-1:00PM – ONLINE

 

We hope to see many of you online Thursday, December 9th, 2021 from 11:30am to 1:00pm for our Annual General Meeting and a special presentation on safe supply and the ongoing opioid crisis in our province. Join us via Zoom to learn what our association has been doing this past year, meet our new Board of Directors members, and hear about our plans are for the upcoming year. Whether you are new to the association or one of our long-standing members, please consider joining us to keep up to date on what PHABC does, what we are advocating for, and how you can get involved.

 

The AGM is free to access and open to all members. To join us on the 9th just click the link below:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7792413190

 


SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Worsening Illicit Drug Toxicity Crisis and Safe Supply

 

Dr. Patricia Daly, Vice President of Public Health & Chief Medical Health Officer at Vancouver Coastal Health, will join us to discuss the worsening illicit drug toxicity crisis as an unintended consequence of the pandemic response, and the urgent need for both a safe supply and strategies to prevent problematic substance use. The presentation will run from 11:30am to 12:00pm, with the AGM beginning immediately after. We encourage you to arrive early to attend this informative presentation and educate yourself on this prevalent public health emergency.