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BCAHL is Hiring: Communications Specialist

January 7, 2022 Communications Specialist Employment:    Contract position February 14, 2022- March 31, 2023 Hours:                  7 hours @ 3 days/week Location:             Virtual inBC (preferably with the ability to meet occasionally in the Lower Mainland) Wage Range:     $27-$30/hr ($29,484 - $32,760 annual salary) 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...Read More >

Small Towns Big Steps in Active Transport Workshop

Small Towns, Big Steps in Active Transport: Workshop

December 14, 2021 This workshop features presentations from leading communities that have successfully navigated challenges unique to smaller communities. Some of these challenges include: Creating a walkable downtown despite the main street acting as a highwayBuilding projects across jurisdictional boundariesNavigating grants and funding for active transportation projects Participants engaged in a discussion about overcoming barriers and what works to support active transportation in smaller communities.  Presenters include the research lead for BCHLA’s Small...WebinarRead More >

Reflections & Accomplishments: 2021

December 10, 2021 As we transition to an evolving “new normal,” BCAHL is taking strides to ensure that health and equity are part of this new foundation. Throughout this year, turmoil within economic, social, political and environmental realms have highlighted the need for investments and polices to prioritize health equity. For BCAHL, this year marks the launch of several projects and reports that are focused on strengthening healthy public policy for the benefit...Read More >

A Healthier Recovery for BC

A Healthier Recovery for BC

November 11, 2021 Living through this pandemic has been incredibly trying for all of us. We’ve had to make sacrifices in order to protect our collective health and face hard truths about injustices that exist in our society.  As we plan for a full reopening, many British Columbians expect a recovery plan that will respond to lessons learned from our COVID-19 experience.  For the BC Alliance for Healthy Living (BCAHL), this pandemic experience...Read More >

Small Towns, Big Steps in Active Transport: Webinar

October 27, 2021 In every corner of the province, there is a growing interest in developing more active transportation networks. Small Towns, Big Steps in Active Transport is a project to explore what works in smaller towns through in-depth research and case studies featuring 6 unique BC communities. Watch BCAHL’s webinar where we highlight major project findings, including: BC’s small town active transport champions; factors that help or hinder active transportation; and qualitative...WebinarRead More >

A Healthy Recovery: Submission to the 2022 Budget Consultation by BCAHL

September 9, 2021 Living through this pandemic has been incredibly trying for all of us. Many British Columbians expect action to further support recovery and respond to what has been learned from our COVID-19 experience. In this context, the coming budget will be important for prioritizing investment in a healthy recovery that puts us in a stronger position for the challenges ahead. For BCAHL, this pandemic experience underscores the importance of continuing support...Read More >

Physical Activity for Health Collaborative

About the Physical Activity for Health Collaborative

August 23, 2021 The Physical Activity for Health Collaborative is comprised of leaders in physical activity from academia, sport, recreation and health. The Collaborative is committed to increasing physical activity for all British Columbians. The Collaborative came together to address the urgent need to get British Columbians physically active, especially those who face barriers to being active. Collectively on social media, the Collaborative is amplifying messages on the positive benefits of physical activity;...Read More >

"When you are active, it’s considered primary prevention for over 30 conditions. It improves your immune function; it improves your physical wellness" -Rita Koutsodimos, Executive Director. BC Alliance for Healthy Living. Featured in Toronto Star.

In the News: Toronto Star

May 6, 2021 BCAHL is pleased to announce that we are featured in Alex McKeen’s article “Canadians need to get fitter –before the next pandemic” published in the Toronto Star. This feature comes shortly after BCAHL circulated our press released focused on BC’s 2021/2022 Budget. Rita Koutsodimos, BCAHL’s Executive Director, lends her expertise in public health and is quoted saying: “When you are active, it’s considered primary prevention for over 30 conditions. It...Read More >

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 >

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