Two days of learning and strategies for collaborative action with other community and sector leaders on some of the most pressing issues of our time: Climate Change, Health and Resilience.
Join other community and sector leaders in beautiful Kelowna, BC for an event which is first of its kind in BC. Through inspiring speakers, engaging workshops, cross-sector dialogue, we will explore practical strategies and deepen knowledge, skills and tools for collaborative action.
Using BC’s Interior Region as a case study, we will draw out learnings and action opportunities for the rest of BC and beyond to building community resilience to climate change while increasing health and wellbeing.
Join us to:
- LEARN about the major health impacts of climate change and who is being most affected in BC and beyond
- ENGAGE with community experiences, examples and stories of how climate change is currently impacting health and well-being and how communities are taking action to become more resilient.
- TRANSLATE KNOWLEDGE INTO COLLABORATIVE ACTION on issues such as extreme heat, flooding, wildfires, water and drought, healthy built environments, active transportation, sustainable food systems, mental well-being, and emergency preparedness;
- STRENGTHEN COLLABORATION & LEADERSHIP to advance cross-sector climate and health solutions in policy, planning and practice.
The evidence is overwhelming: climate change endangers human health. Solutions exist and we need to act decisively to change this trajectory.
A comprehensive response to climate change could be “the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century”.
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Who should attend?
Making the Links is about just that – making the links across issues, sectors and disciplines. You’ll be part of engaged learning community of people and organizations from different levels of government, health sector, community non-governmental organizations, indigenous communities, academics and business leaders, among others. Together, we’ll map out strategies for collaborative action for real impact on the issues and opportunities facing our communities.
Send your team
Join leaders from across sectors to map out strategies.
Some examples of who will be there:
- Local / regional government staff and elected officials
- Health authority staff and leadership, and other health sector organizations
- Universities and Colleges (researchers and students)
- Community planners and land-use experts
- Emergency Management agencies
- Non-governmental and Non-profit organizations
- First Nations and indigenous communities
- Provincial and federal government staff
- Engaged businesses
- Professional associations
A limited number of travel subsidies are available for “Making the Links” and will be offered on a “first come” basis for organizations or participants that do not have the financial means available to cover travel. A full or partial subsidy may be available, depending on demand. If your request is approved, funds will be provided as reimbursement for costs incurred related to your participation in this event. Please fill out the following application to be considered for the travel subsidy! Travel Subsidy Form
A limited number of scholarships are also available, to assist in covering the registration fee for “Making the Links” and will be offered on a “per request” basis. A full or partial scholarship may be available, depending on demand. Please fill out the following application and we will be in touch! Thank you! Scholarship Form