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BC Alliance for Healthy Living Society – Executive Director

 

Executive Director

Vancouver, BC

 

Employment: Contract position to March 31 2019 with option for renewal.

Hours: Flexible 3 – 4 days / week if preferred

Location: #310 – 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver

 

About the BC Alliance for Healthy Living Society (BCAHL)

 

The BC Alliance for Healthy Living is a registered not‐for‐profit society that first came together  in 2003 with a vison to improve the health of British Columbians. BCAHL’s mission is “to  improve the health of all British Columbians through leadership and collaboration to address  the risk factors and health inequities that contribute significantly to chronic disease.”

The BC Alliance for Healthy Living is an alliance in the truest sense – the leaders of some of the  province’s largest and most influential health organizations make up the representatives that  govern BCAHL and determine strategic priorities and directions.  The membership includes: BC  Healthy Communities Society, BC Lung Association, BC Pediatric Society, BC Recreation and  Parks Association, Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division; Canadian Mental Health  Association, BC Division; Diabetes Canada, Dietitians of Canada, BC Region, Heart and Stroke  Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon; Public Health Association of BC, Union of BC Municipalities,  and YMCA of Greater Vancouver.

BCAHL advances health promoting policies, programs and environments that support the
physical and mental well‐being of British Columbians.  Since 2005, BCAHL has provided  oversight for over $35M in health promotion programming. These initiatives have affected tens  of thousands of British Columbians reaching across BC– from the far north Daylu Dena Council  near Lower Post to Sooke in the southwest to Sparwood in the southeast of the province. As an  advocacy group, we work with government and hold them accountable to promote wellness  and prevent chronic disease.

To learn more about BCAHL please visit www.bchealthyliving.ca

 

Position Overview

 

The Executive Director reports to a provincial level Board of Directors and serves to provide advice and  recommendations on strategic directions for the Alliance and works closely with the Board on setting  strategic priorities. The ED has the delegated responsibility for all operational functions within the limits  defined in policy and in accordance with an annually approved Business Plan.

The ED’s major responsibilities include governance, advocacy, administration, communications, external  relations, fundraising, financial management and human resources.

The ED represents BCAHL and serves as liaison to government and other external groups and provides  information as appropriate to BCAHL partners and governments on BCAHL’s activities and current
policy positions.

The ED is expected to develop strategic plans and proposals for potential future roles and projects which  might be undertaken by BCAHL, as well as for future policy positions. This requires engagement of key  stakeholders in collaborative annual and long‐term planning to increase the organization’s impact.

The ED ensures the financial sustainability of the organization, seeks out new funding opportunities and  manages key funder relationships. Supervises two staff (Manager of Advocacy and Communications and  Administration Manager) and other consultants as required.

Currently, the ED is also responsible for the oversight of the implementation of the Physical Activity  Strategy for Children and Youth grant from the Ministry of Health in partnership with the Ministry and  the executing agencies.

 

Required skills and knowledge

 

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public health, health promotion and health administration or a  related area.
  • A minimum of seven years of senior management experience including two to four years’
    experience in multi‐organizational project management.
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven record of effective organizational development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a governing body as well as fostering strong relationships with  senior leaders in government and not‐for‐profit sectors.
  • Commitment to health promotion and solid knowledge of chronic disease prevention and health equity.
  • Proven track record of successful government relations and experience in policy‐making and advocacy.
  • Familiarity with current policy issues in health promotion and ability to see opportunities to align  with government priorities, cultivate internal champions and build political support.
  • Understanding of financial management best practices and nonprofit and charitable regulatory
    frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement successful fundraising strategies and manage key funder relationships.
  • Excellent written, speaking and presentation skills and exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative and ingenuity.
  • Skill with managing competing priorities and divergent interests of stakeholders.
  • Able to make challenging decisions respectfully and effectively.
  • Experience providing guidance, support and constructive feedback to motivate staff and achieve  organizational objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, presentation and decision‐making skills. Tact and good  judgment required.

 

Compensation: 

Salary is negotiable.  Benefits include paid vacation starting at three weeks per year plus time off during  the annual office closure between Christmas and New Year’s.

Application Information: 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their relevant experience and  interest in the position to BC Alliance for Healthy Living Society, 310 ‐ 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver,  BC V6H 3V2 or email to info@bchealthyliving.ca.

Application deadline is Wednesday January 31, 2018.  Only candidates selected for further  consideration will be contacted.  We thank all applicants for their interest.

 

 

Conference 2018: Final Wave of Speakers Announced, Exhibitor Booths Announced and Last Chance for Tickets!

Building Safe & Inclusive Communities:

The Public Health Approach

November 15th & 16th, 2018

The Sutton Place Hotel

845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

Final Wave of Speakers Announced
Exhibitor Booths Announced and Last Chance for Tickets!

 

Officially one week left until Building Safe and Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach, happening November 15th and 16th at the Sutton Place hotel in downtown Vancouver, 845 Burrard Street. If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, it’s not too late! Click here or follow the below link to register today

 

For all those who have registered, check your inboxes! We’ve just distributed the electronic versions of our conference program; it is packed with information about our world renowned plenary speakers, detailed schedules of both days, information on this year’s exhibitors, location information and more! These programs will be available at the registration desk both days, please do not feel you have to print it out beforehand.

 


 

We are excited to announce the final wave of plenary session speakers, these experts in their respective fields will speak about their current work creating safe and inclusive communities during our plenary sessions on violence prevention, injury prevention, health equity in practice and fostering community inclusion and cultural safety. These speakers include:

  • Rachel Davis – Executive Director at the Prevention Institute in the US.
  • Bernie Pauly – Associate Professor at the University of Victoria School of Nursing and Scientist at the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia.
  • Mariana Brussoni – Investigator at BC Children’s Hospital and Academic Scientist at the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit.
  • Bonnie Henry – Provincial Health Officer, BC Ministry of Health
  • Neil Arason – Director, Public Health, BC Ministry of Health
  • Mark Tyndall – Executive Director, BC Centre for Disease Control and Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Paul Lacerte – Co-founder of the Moose Hide Campaign
  • Shelly Crack – Community Dietician at Northern Health
  • Jenny Cross – Traditional Haida Knowledge Keeper and Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Educator
  • Janene Erickson – Nak’azdli Whut’en, Adopted member of Tak’aya Wolf Clan, FNHA family, Projects & Partnership Development, CEO office, First Nations Health Authority

If you would like to learn more about them and when they will be speaking, check out our event page by clicking here or copying the link below.

 


 

Don’t forget to RSVP to our free event the night before the conference, November 14th, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, for Prevention of Violence Canada’s 14th National Town Hall, Building Safe and Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach, at the Fletcher Challenge Theatre (Room 1900) in SFU’s Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street. This event is co-hosted by PHABC, Prevention of Violence Canada and the Canadian Red Cross and will serve as the unofficial opening of the PHABC conference. This event is free to attend and open to the public; coffee, tea and water will be served. Doors are at 6:30pm, the panel will begin at 7:00pm and finish at 8:30pm with the final half hour, until 9pm, reserved for networking. Please RSVP by following Eventbrite link below to reserve your FREE seat today!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/povc-townhallphabc-public-forum-tickets-51594460420

 


 

On Thursday November 15th, 2018 from 3:45pm to 5:00pm we will be hosting our networking event concurrently with our exhibitor’s booths and poster sessions. This is a relaxed event where one can enjoy some complimentary appetizers and a glass of wine or beer from our cash bar while networking with likeminded individuals, learning about new research and projects across BC from one of our 18 poster presentations and perusing the exhibitor’s booths to learn more about our partner organizations and maybe score some free swag!  To learn more about this year’s exhibitors, check out below.


 

We are very excited to be hosting this excellent event and we hope you are all as excited to attend it. See you next week!

Conference 2018: Join us at POVC’s National Town Hall on Nov 14th, Conference Presentation Schedule Released!

Building Safe & Inclusive Communities:

The Public Health Approach

November 15th & 16th, 2018

The Sutton Place Hotel

845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

 

Less than two weeks until we open our annual conference, Building Safe and Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach, happening from November 15th to 16th 2018 at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver, 845 Burrard Street. We hope you are all as excited to attend it as we are to host it! If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, it’s not too late! Click here or copy the link below to register.
https://phabc.org/2018-phabc-conference-registration/

 

We have released the detailed schedule for this year’s oral presentations, poster presentations and workshops. This year’s call for abstracts exceeded our expectations for the number and quality of submissions and we thank everyone who submitted theirs. We are humbled by the response and pleased to be able to provide a safe place for so many public health professionals to share their work and research with like minded individuals. To see the full schedule and other conference related information check out our events page by clicking here or following the link below.
https://phabc.org/event/phabc-annual-conference-2018/

 

If you have already registered to attend the conference, we will be releasing the full conference program via email by the end of this week. This will provide our registrants with any and all conference related information including speaker biographies, location information, the final schedule, and so much more! Print versions of the conference program will also be available at the registration table both days of the event, please do not feel the need to print it out beforehand.


 

Please consider joining us the night before the conference, November 14th, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, for Prevention of Violence Canada’s 14thNational Town Hall, Building Safe and Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach, at the Fletcher Challenge Theatre (Room 1900) in SFU’s Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street. This event is co-hosted by PHABC, Prevention of Violence Canada and the Canadian Red Cross and will serve as the unofficial opening of the PHABC conference.

We are excited to welcome a number of speakers from POVC’s partner organizations and members of the World Health Organization’s Global Violence Prevention Alliance to Vancouver for this event. Speakers will include; Dr. Irvin Waller from the University of Ottawa, Finn Kjærulf from the Dignity Institute in Denmark, Rachel Davies, executive director for the Prevention Institute in California, Sarah Burke from the Canadian Red Cross, Shannon Turner, executive director for PHABC, Dr. Arturo Cervantes from Anahuac University in Mexico, and Dr. Gord Miller from the University of Victoria. They will discuss their work on preventing violence and building safe, inclusive communities locally, nationally and internationally. Special guests include Carol Todd from the Amanda Todd Legacy Society, Judi Fairholm from the Canadian Red Cross and Blake Havard will be performing.

This event is free to attend and open to the public; coffee, tea and water will be served. Doors are at 6:30pm, the panel will begin at 7:00pm and finish at 8:30pm with the final half hour, until 9pm, reserved for networking. Please RSVP by following Eventbrite link below to reserve your FREE seat today!
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/povc-townhallphabc-public-forum-tickets-51594460420


 

With the conference coming up so soon, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our Scientific Program Committee co-chairs; Dr. Sandra Allison (Chief Medical Health Officer, Northern Health) & Ann Pederson (Director of Population Health Promotion, BC Children’s Hospital), our SPC members; Shannon ClarkeMichael SpowartDr. Gord MillerMaureen RowanDr. Irving RootmanShannon TurnerChristina HardingJackie WuSarah DyerZoe Tessier & Chantal Percival, and our abstract reviewers; Richard HanPaola Ardiles, Brittany BinghamHeather Ouellette & Dr. Theresa Healy, for their dedication and support in creating this year’s program and schedule. We could not have planned this conference without all of you and for that we are eternally grateful.

 


Don’t forget to check on our events page for the most up to date information about our conference and we hope to see many of you next week in Vancouver!
https://phabc.org/event/phabc-annual-conference-2018/

POVC’s 14th National Town Hall & Public Forum: Free Event Happening November 14th

POVC’s 14th National Town Hall Meeting & Public Forum

Fletcher Challenge Theatre (Room 1900), SFU Harbour Centre

515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Doors at 6:30pm, starts at 7:00pm

 

Please consider joining the Public Health Association of British Columbia on November 14th, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for Prevention of Violence Canada’s 14th National Town Hall, Building Safe and Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach, at the Fletcher Challenge Theatre (Room 1900) in SFU’s Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street. This event is co-hosted by PHABC, Prevention of Violence Canada and the Canadian Red Cross and will serve as the unofficial opening of the PHABC conference.

We are excited to welcome a number of speakers from POVC’s partner organizations and members of the World Health Organization’s Global Violence Prevention Alliance to Vancouver for this event. Speakers will include; Dr. Irvin Waller from the University of Ottawa, Finn Kjærulf from the Dignity Institute in Denmark, Rachel Davies, executive director for the Prevention Institute in California, Sarah Burke from the Canadian Red Cross, Shannon Turner, executive director for PHABC, Dr. Arturo Cervantes from Anahuac University in Mexico, and Dr. Gord Miller from the University of Victoria. They will discuss their work on preventing violence and building safe, inclusive communities locally, nationally and internationally. Special guests include Carol Todd from the Amanda Todd Legacy Society, Judi Fairholm from the Canadian Red Cross and Blake Havard will be performing.

This event is free to attend and open to the public; coffee, tea and water will be served. Doors are at 6:30pm, the panel will begin at 7:00pm and finish at 8:30pm with the final half hour, until 9pm, reserved for networking.

This event is free to attend and open to the public; coffee, tea and water will be served. Doors are at 6:30pm, the panel will begin at 7:00pm and finish at 8:30pm with the final half hour, until 9pm, reserved for networking. Please RSVP by following Eventbrite link below to reserve your FREE seat today!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/povc-14th-town-hall-meeting-phabc-public-forum-building-safe-and-inclusive-communities-the-public-tickets-51594460420

 

Farm to School Month Canada — Celebration at Colquitz Middle School

Thanks to staff and students at Colquitz Middle School for preparing a lovely salad and pumpkin soup (from their own garden!) to celebrate Farm to School Month Canada on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. The food was delicious and students and staff were very welcoming. Hon. Rob Fleming, Minister of Education and the Hon. Lana Popham, Minster of Agriculture were in attendance as well as representatives from PHABC, Farm to School BC, Farm to Cafeteria Canada, SD 61 school trustees, Lifecycles Project Society, Island Health, and Whole Foods. Special thanks to Aaren Topley and Marcus Lobb from Farm to School BC.

    

Conference 2018: Draft Program Released & Call for Award Nominations is open!

Building Safe & Inclusive Communities:

The Public Health Approach

November 15th & 16th, 2018

The Sutton Place Hotel

845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

 

Draft Program Released!

Call for Award Nominations is now open

 

We are excited to release our official draft program for our upcoming conference, Building Safe and Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach, happening from November 15th to 16th, 2018 at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver. If you haven’t registered to attend, click here or copy the link below to complete your registration to BC’s premier public health event!

https://phabc.org/2018-phabc-conference-registration/

 

The conference schedule is packed with a number of excellent presentations touching on all aspects of building safe and inclusive communities. We would like to thank everyone who submitted an abstract. The review process is over and results of the review has been emailed to each author, if you submitted an abstract please check your inbox for your results and presentation time. Please note presentation times may change as the schedule is finalized.

 


This year’s plenary sessions will feature a number of world renowned experts in their respective fields; including Bridget Penhale, an expert in mental health and senior violence prevention from the University of East Anglia in the UK, Finn Kjærulf, program manager at the Danish Institution Against Torture, Dr. Irvin Waller, violence prevention expert from the University of Ottawa, Rachel Davis, executive director at the Prevention Institute in the US, Dr. Bernie Pauly, a professor and health equity specialist at the University of Victoria, Dr. Arturo Cervantes, an injury prevention and road safety expert from the University of Anahuac in Mexico, Dr. Mariana Brussoni, expert on risky play at BC Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer for BC.  Stay tuned for our final round of speakers to be announced!

 

 


We welcome you to submit a nomination for our Public Health Association of BC’s Awards!  The awards will be announced at the Annual General Meeting, happening at lunch during the first day of the conference on November 15, 2018.  If you know an individual, organization or corporation that has done exceptional work within the realm of public health in BC, we encourage you to go to our Awards Page by clicking here or copying the link below to read about our awards and submit a nomination!  Please submit your nomination by Thursday November 1st, 2018 in order to ensure your nomination is reviewed for this year’s awards.

https://phabc.org/about-us/awards/

 

 


If you are still looking for accommodations in Vancouver during the conference, please consider taking advantage of our exclusive rate at the Sutton Place Hotel. Room rates starting at $195/night plus tax is available for conference registrants and subject to availability. Follow the link below and use the group code PHABC2018 to reserve your room today!

https://www.suttonplace.com/hotels/sutton-place-hotel-vancouver-van?groupCode=PHABC2018

 

 


We would like to take this time to thank all of our sponsors for this year’s conference, without them we would not be able to host this event year after year and we are eternally grateful for their support and commitment to public health in BC and beyond.

 

Platinum Sponsors

Community Action Initiative

Ministry of Health

Compassion, Inclusion and Engagement

 

Gold Sponsors

First Nations Health Authority

Vancouver Coastal Health

 

Silver Sponsors

Nurse & Nurse Practitioners of BC

Doctors of BC

Northern Health

Interior Health

BC Centre for Disease Control

PosAbilities

Red Cross Canada

Bridge 4 Health

 

If your organization is interested in sponsoring our conference, please contact Christina Harding at coordinator@phabc.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and incentives.

 

 


The evening before the conference, November 14th, 2018, we will be hosting our annual public forum at SFU’s Fletcher Theatre in Harbour Centre at 555 West Hastings Street. Join PHABC, Red Cross Canada and Prevention of Violence Canada for an engaging evening where a number of WHO’s Global Violence Prevention members will speak about violence prevention initiatives taking place in BC, Canada and the world. Entry to this event is free and open to the public but given space limitations, please RSVP by clicking here or copying the link below to register via Eventbrite.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/phabc-public-forumpovc-townhall-tickets-51594460420

 

 


As always, keep checking back on our events page for the most up to date information on the conference. We look forward to seeing everyone in Vancouver this fall!