Category: What’s New

Newsletter #6: November 2019

Wow! Our sixth newsletter is out! To read it online, click here. To subscribe, so you don’t miss future newsletters, click here.

Reflections: Conversion Therapy Survivors Dialogue – Part 2

Read through part 1 of this series for Katie’s reflections and key takeaways from attending a conversion therapy survivors dialogue event. What does conversion therapy have to do with public health? Public health is about preventing disease and injury, promoting health, ensuring that everyone has the same opportunities to achieve their optimal health (health equity), …

Supporting Peers at a Grassroots Level

BC is at a point in history where the average life expectancy is falling because of overdose deaths. As the charitable partner of the province’s leading public health agency, we see it as our duty to support solutions to our public health emergency. Our incredible donors have stepped forward to join us in making those …

Reflections: Conversion Therapy Survivors Dialogue – Part 1

By Katie Koncan, Senior Development Officer November 2nd was a day I had been looking forward to for the past 7 weeks. On that remarkably crisp and sunny November morning, I was lucky enough to be allowed to attend a private dialogue event of individuals, researchers, allies and activists, leaders, and policy whizzes who were …

Time Travelling Murder Mystery Collaboration 2019

The BCCDC Foundation recently collaborated with Science World and the scientists and experts of the BC Centre for Disease Control and Public Health Labs to offer an educational and fun evening trying to solve a murder mystery, for the third October in a row! This year’s event featured a capitalist with a time machine, bringing …

Newsletter #5: October 2019

We’ve just sent out our latest newsletter: it’s our fifth one already! If you didn’t receive it, you can view it online here. To make sure you never miss another one, you can subscribe here. Happy reading!

Research Week 2019 — Full Schedule Released!

The BCCDC Foundation has been pleased and privileged to provide long-term funding to BCCDC’s Research Week, supporting 8 years of this event! This year the funding torch has been passed to the BCCDC Faculty Engagement Committee and Research Week is grateful for this support, marking the 12th Research Week! But even though the BCCDC Foundation …

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 …

Newsletter #4: September 2019

Get up to date with what’s going on at the Foundation, with our fourth newsletter! You can view it here, and if you want it delivered directly to your inbox, you can subscribe!

BCCDC Foundation, BCCDC and Science World: a power trio for the ages!

For the third October in a row, we’re teaming up with Science World and the experts at the BC Centre for Disease Control to host a fun and fabulous adults-only event…that happens to be full of facts! The crew at Science World are cooking up a mystery for the public to solve, which can only …