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NEW! Summer 2009 Newsletter. Communities Invest in Health Promotion. PDF

Winter 2008 Newsletter. Communities Invest in Health Promotion. PDF

June 2008 Newsletter. Communities Invest in Health Promotion. PDF

September 2007 Newsletter. Communities Invest in Health Promotion. PDF

July 2006 Newsletter. Communities Invest in Health Promotion. PDF | DOC

June 2005 Newsletter. Health Promotion: A Key Community Investment. PDF

"Beyond the Band-Aid: Health Promotion - Creating healthy communities from the grassroots up." A 16-page special edition of the Pictorial newspaper highlighting the contributions of volunteers and non-profit organizations in the Cowichan Valley to the health and quality of life of citizens. This demonstration project is applicable to any community. For more information or to obtain a copy, contact Ronnie.

Report of the Cowichan Valley Community Conversation which took place on November 16, 2005. DOC

New Publication - Working together for the Future: A Health Promotion Foundation in British Columbia, May 2007. DOC

Companion documents:

A Health Promotion Foundation in BC – Implementation Plan. DOC
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).
Financing Health Promotion in British Columbia. PDF | DOC


UNNATURAL CAUSES: Is inequality making us sick? A seven-part documentary/DVD series exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health. This documentary sifts through the evidence to discover there is more to our health than bad habits, health care, or unlucky genes. The social conditions in which we are born, live and work profoundly affect our health and longevity. Visit the website to obtain the DVD.

Cowichan Intercultural Society sponsors two Inclusive Leadership Adventures

  • October 22 to 25 - an exchange between 20 youth and adults from the Canada World Youth / Nampula, Mozambique project and 20 local youth and adults mainly from the Cowichan Region.
  • November 6 to 9 - an Inclusive Leadership Adventure that will bring youth and adults from many diverse groups together to explore ways of building welcoming and inclusive communities.
Details and registration.

UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education Conferences

  • "The Early Years Conference 2010, The Rights of the Child," February 4-6, 2010, will explore early childhood, family and community development through the lens of Child Rights. Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC. Details.

The 20th World Conference on Health Promotion of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), July 11-15, 2010, will take place in Geneva, Switzerland. The thematic scope of the Conference will focus on:

  • Sustainable environment and health
  • Equitable and sustainable health development
  • Participatory governance
Call for abstracts ends November 30, 2009.

Inclusions, Exclusions, and Seclusions: Living in a Globalized World - an international and interdisciplinary gathering of and about women, likely to be the largest women’s conference in Canada’s history, will be held from July 3-7, 2011 in Ottawa-Gatineau. For more information, visit Women's Worlds 2011 trilingual website devoted to this global feminist event.

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