Hashing it Out: Can We Learn About Cannabis From What We Know About Alcohol?

October 25, 2017 On October 25th, BCAHL hosted a webinar on the parallels between alcohol and cannabis. Over the last four years, the policy environment for alcohol and cannabis has undergone some massive changes. Since 2013, when the BC government released its Liquor Policy Review, we have seen a relaxation of regulations on alcohol – which has really changed the ways and places it can be sold.  We can now buy it at...Read More >

Hashing it Out: Can We Learn About Cannabis From What We Know About Alcohol?

October 25, 2017 Please join the BC Alliance for Healthy Living on Wednesday, October 25th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am Pacific Time for a webinar in which we will explore the public health parallels between alcohol and cannabis. In recent years, there has been a dramatic shift in policy approaches to substance use in Canada and BC. The introduction of Happy Hours and expansion of booze sales to new places such as...Read More >

Take Care of Your Equipment

Take Care of Your Equipment – Reaching Industrial Worksites with Workplace Wellness

April 6, 2017 On April 6th BCAHL hosted a webinar showcasing the latest case studies, how-to’s and hands-on resources to help workplaces increase the wellness of workers outside of the office environment. (And a bit of a shameless plug for our Working on Wellness project). BCAHL and our partners at Canadian Cancer Society and Canadian Mental Health Association developed new resources for workplaces that don’t quite fit within traditional office environments. We were...Read More >

Food Security for Families

Ripe for Change – Food Insecurity in BC

December 6, 2016 On December 6th, BCAHL hosted a webinar on food insecurity in BC. Affordable, healthy food is essential to a healthy life.  But when food quality or quantity is compromised it creates stress and ultimately negative health consequences. People living on low incomes have a much higher risk of developing chronic disease and experiencing poor health overall - a big part of this is related to diet and food quality. Healthy...Read More >

You’ve Got to Move it, Move it! – Building Communities that Motivate People to Walk and Bike

June 23, 2016 On June 23rd, BC Alliance for Healthy Living together with our partners at the Real Estate Foundation of BC hosted an exciting webinar on healthier built environments. Given that communities that make walking and biking more convenient and comfortable for people also make it easier for people to be healthier.   The webinar focused on research and tools that can help build support for healthier communities. Angus McAllister laid the context...Read More >

Health on the Go – There’s an App for That!

April 6, 2016 On Wednesday, April 6th, BCAHL’s webinar: “Health on the Go – There’s an App for That!” featured the innovative, emerging field of mobile health. The webinar looked at the current research as well as opportunities for leveraging the ubiquitous smart-phone to promote health and wellness including BC’s recently launched Carrot Rewards App. Our first presenter, Dr. Emily Seto,  with the University of Toronto, provided an overview of the emergence of...Read More >

Post –Movember Check Up – the Write Up

December 8, 2015 BCAHL co-hosted a fantastic webinar in December with our friends at CDPAC (Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada). Both of our speakers, Dr. Larry Goldenberg and Dr. John Oliffe, were able to share some of the wealth of knowledge and experience that they bring to the topic of men’s health and wellness Check out the full recording! The webinar explored why men’s health matters, provided data showing why more emphasis...Read More >

See Jane Thrive! Lessons for Healthier Early Childhood Development

June 24, 2015 It’s often said that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and this is definitely true when we look at creating conditions for healthy early childhood development. On June 24th, BCAHL hosted a webinar to highlight some of the lessons from those who are working to give young children a healthy beginning. Joseph Dunn, the Provincial Director of Success by 6 started off the webinar. He described the Success...Read More >

‘The Transportation Referendum and Your Health’ Webinar Summary

January 28, 2015 There is a huge body of evidence that shows that community design and transportation systems greatly impact our ability to be healthy, which is why at BCAHL we are big supporters of active transportation and healthier built environments. On January 28th BCAHL hosted a webinar: ‘The Transportation Referendum and Your Health’. The outcome of that referendum - and the transportation infrastructure that will result from a Congestion Improvement Tax -...Read More >

Working Together for Healthier Communities

October 16, 2014 When it comes to building healthier communities, we believe it’s important to have people from different sectors involved. That is because partners from different sectors have different expertise and resources to contribute. Collaboration can make all the difference because it draws from the strengths of, and can mobilize the assets of, diverse contributors. To put this discussion in context, over the past several years, BCAHL, in partnership with the Ministry...Read More >