Category: Blog Posts

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, …

Open Awards Program Spring 2019: Five successful applications in recent competition.

BCCDC Faculty interested in applying for funding, be sure to watch your email inboxes in late August; the next round of applications will be reviewed in October 2019. To see some of our past research successes, you can search the OAP tag in this blog section.

BCCDC Foundation Supports “Systems Change: Envisioning a Canada Beyond Prohibition”

On Wednesday May 15, 2019, the BCCDC Foundation was pleased to sponsor the free public event that was part of a 4 day event hosted by the Peter Wall International Research Roundtable that brought together key stakeholders with Canadian and International experts from multiple disciplines. The roundtable’s purpose was in part to develop a strategic …

Healthy eating promotes health across the lifespan

Making healthy choices like healthy eating is bigger than your individual health–it can inspire others and lead to a healthier population too–and we want to help activate health in your community. We know you are very busy and eating healthy can be pricey sometimes, so we’ve made the first step to healthy eating for you. …

Here We Grow!

The BCCDC Foundation is very pleased to announce an addition to our team! We’ve hired Ms Katie Koncan to join us in the capacity of Senior Development Officer. Katie is an enthusiastic, focused, and dedicated team player who brings an interesting cross-section of relevant experience from non-profits in BC and Australia. From annual giving programs …

Call for Applications for Spring 2019 OAP Competition is Now Open!

Are you a faculty member at the BCCDC/BCPHL with a new research question that you’d like to pilot to see if it can be developed further or are you looking to help fund a workshop or for travel funding? If so, you’re in luck; the BCCDC Foundation Open Awards Program (OAP) competition for Spring 2019 …

BCCDC Foundation as a Connector: Molecular Epidemiology of TB in BC

The excerpt below is from the Foundation’s 2017-18 Annual Report, which can be found in it’s entirety on the Foundation’s website . Led by Drs Jay Johnston and Jennifer Gardy, Molecular Epidemiology of TB in BC was a five-year project funded by the Foundation that recently wrapped up, and with our support the team was able …

Foundation as a Connector: Complex Chronic Disease Program

The excerpt below is from the Foundation’s 2017-18 Annual Report, which can be found in it’s entirety on the Foundation’s website  Generating Actions, Building Systems The Complex Chronic Disease Program (CCDP) at the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, which has been extensively supported by the Foundation over the last five years, includes a clinic …

Important Conversations on Harm Reduction

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, the BCCDC Foundation, in partnership with Science World and the BC Centre for Disease Control, hosted another public information session: this one to help the general public better understand harm reduction, including best practices and what is being done in Vancouver. Just prior to the panel discussion, a traditional welcome …