How Do We #MakeBCHealthier4Kids – A Discussion on Policy Options

On Tuesday, May 30th from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm – please plan on joining the BC Alliance for Healthy Living and the YMCA BC for an engaging policy discussion on the health and wellbeing of children and youth in BC at the Robert Lee YMCA (955 Burrard Street) in downtown Vancouver.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, Deputy Provincial Health Officer for the Province of BC, will set the stage for the conversation with an overview of the Provincial Health Officer’s most recent indicators report, ‘Is “Good”, Good Enough? The Health and Well-Being of Children & Youth in BC’.

Panelists with expertise in different dimensions of health will share their knowledge and thoughts on policy directions; including:

  • Dr Charlotte Waddell, Canada Research Chair in Children’s Health Policy; Professor and Director, Children’s Health Policy Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Patti-Jean Naylor, Institute of Applied Physical Activity and Health Research School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria

Emerging youth leaders will also tell their own story about the challenges to, and opportunities for being healthy as a young person growing up today.

The session will explore where we have succeeded in BC and where we should be focusing our efforts going forward to either bridge gaps or to push past a tipping point. BCAHL’s policy platform, #MakeBCHealthier4Kids will provide a starting point and participants will be encouraged to share their own expertise on child health and wellness and insights on promising policy options.

We invite you to join in the conversation on what can be done to ensure and enhance the health of young people across BC!

Deadline to register: Tuesday May 23rd.
Please RSVP to Brenda Bedford at bbedford@bchealthyliving.ca or 604-629-1630

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