Tools & Resources
This fact sheet from the Full Frame Initiative describes why social connectedness is important, it's health implications and provides related terms and definitions.
Tools & Resources
A post on the Standford School of Medicine's Center for Compassion And Altruism Research And Education website by Dr, Emma Seppala describes how social connection improves physical health and mental and emotional well-being. An excerpt from the post and link to a detailed infographic follows:
Join Tamarack for a free webinar on innovative collaboration approaches . Real, meaningful societal impact is attainable once we understand how to work together and collaborate in new and transformational ways.
The concept of the “circular city” has the potential to solve a number of urban challenges
A circular economy aims to replace a traditional linear “take-make-waste” economy with one that is “restorative and regenerative by design”. While this approach has been primarily championed by businesses, cities are also in a position to capitalize on the benefits of a circular economy. But, what does a municipal approach to a circular economy look like? What are the opportunities and barriers, and which examples should cities follow?
A new fact sheet has been released offering evidence-informed principles to support health equity through interventions in the built environment. This supplement to the Healthy Built Environment Toolkit is based on a scoping review titled Working with local governments to support health equity through the built environment. Download it here.
Tools & Resources
This Fact Sheet offers evidence-informed principles to support health equity through interventions in the built environment. It is based on a scoping review titled Working with local governments to support health equity through the built environment, which examines 16 review articles and 37 Canadian empirical studies published on health equity and the built environment since 2010, and is supplemented with additional literature related to local government intervention options.
Neighbourhood Small Grants is Vancouver Foundation’s unique program to help build community and strengthen connections right where people live.
Have a great idea for your community? Find out more, and apply for a small grant.
Read below to find out more about the grants, when applications open, if you are eligible, and how to apply. A link to the application form is at the bottom of this page.
WHAT IS A NEIGHBOURHOOD SMALL GRANT?
On January 17, 2017, Squamish Council endorsed the Squamish Children’s Charter, created by the children of Squamish, outlining their rights as children and citizens. The Children’s Charter is a call to the community and decision‐makers to support the well being and unique needs of children.
Community Vitality measures the strength, activity and inclusiveness of relationships between residents, private sector, public sector and civil society organizations that fosters individual and collective wellbeing. Check out the Smithers Community Vitality Report Card, project background and resources, including an introduction to community vitality indicators, past community discussions and presentations.
In Nelson, BC, the Nelson Street Culture Collaborative, a multi-sectoral group, has launched a one year Street Outreach Pilot Project. This innovative group is engaging in a process for re-examining the complex systems that influence poverty, homelessness and create the barriers to an improved quality of life for Nelson’s street culture population.