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BC Not for Profit Sector Survey

Vantage Point and SPARC BC have received funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training through the Sector Labour Market Partnership program to gather information on the not-for-profit sector in B.C. This research is designed to support long-term strategic and sustainable workforce solutions and will provide the first new data about BC’s not-for-profit workforce in a decade. Hence, your input is very important to informing the organization of this research.

The research aims to answer the following questions:

  1. What do we know about the composition of the non-profit sector in British Columbia?
  2. What do we know about the workforce needs and challenges of the non-profit sector?
  3. What do we know about worker mobility within the non-profit sector?
  4. What do we know about access to opportunities or barriers experienced by under-represented populations within the non-profit sector?
  5. What do we know about working conditions and worker compensation within the sector?
  6. What is the estimated future demand for labour in the non-profit sector in the next year and over the next five years.

If you are interested in participating in this research in June/July, sign-up now or copy this link into your browser to access the survey: https://sparcbc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnFX8HsUwgCoTQi

Age-friendly Communities Grant Program

BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) is excited to announce our new Age-friendly Communities Grant Program is now accepting applications. All local and Indigenous B.C. governments working to build age-friendly communities through equitable policies, programs, and services have access to age-friendly communities funding and support to help make it happen. BCHC is the new administrator for the Age-friendly Communities Grant Program in partnership with the Ministry of Health. The program is open for applications across two funding streams: Planning (Stream 1) up to $25,000, and Projects (Stream 2) up to $15,000. Both grant streams include in-kind, customized capacity-building supports provided by BCHC staff.

To learn more and apply go here: https://bchealthycommunities.ca/programs/age-friendly-communities/

The Big Switch: Powering Canada’s Net Zero Future

Today the Canadian Climate Institute launched a major new report: The Big Switch: Powering Canada’s Net Zero Future. This report finds that switching from fossil fuels to electricity is critical to Canada’s climate progress and to making energy more reliable and affordable for all Canadians.The Big Switch explores both the technical and policy changes needed in Canada’s electricity systems to achieve net zero goals. In particular, it examines the technologies that are needed to build electricity systems that are bigger, cleaner, and smarter, and identifies policies that can drive Canada’s “big switch” in ways that make sense in the Canadian federation.

For more information and to read the report go here: https://climateinstitute.ca/reports/big-switch/

Rewriting Public Health Education Towards Action

Public health is due for a change – one that reflects and acts on the needs of Black communities