BCAHL Blog


Nutrition Month & Food Insecurity

February 24, 2021 Nutrition month is typically a time for Canadians to reflect on healthy eating habits and think about new ways to incorporate nutritious foods into their daily meals. Last year, the federal government promoted the revised Canadian Food Guide, which included considerations beyond nutrients, such as: food literacy, food culture and traditions, food availability and sustainability. This year with the pandemic, BCAHL aims to highlight nutrition month in the context of...Read More >

Ready, Set, Move! EverybodyMoves Webinar

February 22, 2021 We are excited to announce that BC Alliance for Healthy Living (BCAHL) and the Physical Activity for Health Collaborative have launched the much anticipated EverybodyMoves Resource Hub! The Hub is a one-stop shop for sport and recreation leaders who want to ensure physical activity is as inclusive and accessible as possible.  Physical activity is vital for one’s health, and yet we know many British Columbians face visible and invisible barriers to...WebinarRead More >

EverybodyMoves: Inclusive and accessible physical activity. Four circular photos of: an older man holding his bike on his shoulder and smiling; a young girl on a playground rope bridge; a woman in a wheelchair playing tennis; and two men smiling at each other, wearing anti-homophobia t-shirts.

Everybody Moves, and You’re Invited!

February 1, 2021 We are excited to announce that BC Alliance for Healthy Living (BCAHL) and the Physical Activity for Health Collaborative have launched the much anticipated EverybodyMoves Resource Hub! The Hub is a one-stop shop for sport and recreation leaders who want to ensure physical activity is as inclusive and accessible as possible.  Physical activity is vital for one’s health, and yet we know many British Columbians face visible and invisible barriers to...Read More >

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2020: BCAHL Reflections & Accomplishments

December 2, 2020 This past year has certainly been unlike any other. From physically distancing in public spaces, spending more time at home, and modifying our day-to-day according to health orders, we’ve all adjusted our daily lives in response to the pandemic. While COVID-19 has highlighted systemic gaps in our society, we are also presented with the opportunity to analyze, understand and fill those gaps with investments and policies to reduce health inequities....Read More >

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Our Priorities & Commitment to the Province

October 20, 2020 Most British Columbians are fully aware that good mental health goes hand-in-hand with good physical health. Factors such as stable housing, nutritious food, regular activity, social connections and healthy foundations in childhood contribute to strong mental and physical wellbeing in the long-term. While these are all factors that are within BCAHL’s focus, COVID-19 has highlighted the need to further invest in policies and programs that ensure equity – so that...Read More >

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Mental Wellness: A Lifetime Journey

October 5, 2020 Each and every one of us has our own mental health journey, and in light of all the major changes we’ve had to adapt to, it can be difficult to invest time to take care of ourselves. After all, there’s school re-openings, a provincial election, and a worldwide health crisis. When we do finally sit down and take a breather, we may not even know where to begin! Mental Illness...Read More >

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Let’s Get Fit for School —Mentally & Physically!

September 28, 2020 After months of sedentary social-distancing and now with limited school bus service, it’s an ideal time to get kids walking or biking to school.  Monday, September 28th – Sunday, October 4th is Active Transportation Week with a range of physically distant and active events across BC.  Students, families, teachers and school staff that ride their bike can win prizes by registering with GoByBikeBC.  But the real prize comes with the...Read More >

Black and white portrait of Selenna Ho, BCAHL Manager of Communications and Projects

BCAHL Welcomes Our Newest Staff Member

August 4, 2020 It is our pleasure to introduce you to BCAHL’s newest staff member Selenna Ho, Manager of Communications. Selenna has experience in radio, publication management and branding and her degree in sociology has given her a strong foundation in the social determinants of health. We are delighted to welcome Selenna to our team and look forward to benefitting from her skills and enthusiasm for healthy living, equity and disease prevention! Rita KoutsodimosExecutive...Read More >

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Non-profits Need Your Voice to Survive COVID-19

July 14, 2020 The impacts of COVID-19 have affected us all on a global scale; no one has been left untouched by the short-term and long-term effects of the emergency directives and protocols. Although governments have taken steps to support multiple sectors, the non-profit sector has yet to receive the lifeline that it needs to survive this crisis. Our province’s non-profit organizations are essential for the health and well-being of individuals and communities...Read More >

Keeping Active and Getting Back to Play through COVID-19

June 11, 2020 On June 3rd, 2020 the BC Alliance for Healthy Living hosted a webinar on the importance of keeping active during COVID-19, focusing not only on the “why” but also the “how.” (more…)