Tag: Public Health

Conversion Therapy in Canada and LGBTQ2S Health

Conversion therapy is still happening in Canada, today. This is something that we as Canadians often hear about in relation to our neighbours to the south, but not so much about here at home. It’s true, though. No federal bans have been put in place to stop these practices, and it’s still going on. Not …

We get by with a little help from our friends

We here at the BCCDC Foundation have often mentioned in blog posts and other platforms that we are indebted to our Board of Directors. The same is true for our advisors. While they don’t have the voting rights and responsibilities of the regular board members, they have been, and continue to be, a valuable part …

Health Equity 101: Decoding Public Health

Let’s talk a bit about health equity. What is it and why is it so important? Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to meet their highest health potential. And there should be no disadvantage or barriers to achieving this potential. It means we all deserve the same opportunities no matter …

Public Health Superhero Event Wrap-up

What the heck is a Public Health Superhero?! Well, we answered this and other questions at our live podcast event at Science World on August 7th where we worked to demystify public health, and had a little fun along the way. Moderated by BC’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry – basically BC’s Public Health …

Countdown to Public Health Superheroes Event!

If you haven’t heard about it yet, we are one week away from our free live podcast event “Public Health Superheroes”! (Registration has closed for this event) Join Drs Bonnie Henry, Monika Naus, Troy Grennan, Agatha Jassem, and Sara Young as we decode public health. Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019. Time: 7:30-9:00 pm. Location: Science …

To Everything There is a Season

We’ve said many times that the BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its Board of Directors, so it is with much thanks and gratitude that we say goodbye to two valued members of our Board and wish them well. Both Dr. Judith Hall and Donald J. Avison joined the Board in 2014. Judy came with a …

Health Promotion 101: Decoding Public Health

You have probably heard of health promotion. You may know a little bit about it. You might think of it as a way to change behaviours through social marketing, for example. But did you know the “discipline” of health promotion is actually about so much more? The definition of health promotion is “the process of …

Public Health Superheroes: a Live Podcast Event

Ever wonder what public health means? What the heck is a Public Health Superhero? Join the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health in partnership with Science World for a free public event to demystify, debunk, and decode public health. Meet BC’s very own public health superheroes from the BC Centre for Disease Control, who work tirelessly …

Board Member Accolades

When Dr. Perry Kendall joined the BCCDC Foundation team as a Board Director in 2018, we felt pretty special that he wanted to share his time, expertise and public health wisdom with us. But now we find ourselves even more pleased as we get to congratulate Perry on yet another amazing recognition for his contributions …

We’re so close to our goal!

We’ve been blown away by the generosity and support of our runners and donors. After just a month, our friends helped us reach our first goal of $2,000 and we had to set our sights higher. Now, we’re only $160 away from our stretch goal of $3,000. Reducing Harms: supporting solutions to the overdose crisis, …