Healthy People, Healthy City

Healthy People, Healthy City –

Making Vancouver a leader in urban health

Friday, June 22, 2012     8:00am to 12:45pm
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Delegate fee $25/person. Click here to register:

Be part of the discussion as we take the first step in the development of a bold and ambitious plan for social sustainability for the City of Vancouver – the Healthy City Strategy.

Moderated by Chief Librarian, Sandra Singh, the event features:


·         “The Way to a Healthy City is Through its Belly: Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Food Network Movement”. Zsuzsi Fodor, Community Developer & Food Systems Consultant, and Wendy Mendes, Social Policy, City of Vancouver

·         “RainCity Housing: Creating Opportunities for Healthier Housing”.  Bill Briscall, Communications Manager, RainCity Housing and Support Society

·         “CitizenU: young leaders tackling racism, discrimination and bullying”. Steven Dang, Social Policy, City of Vancouver with participants from CitizenU

·         “Improving Methadone Maintenance Therapy Through Courage and Collaboration”. Laura Shaver, Vice-President, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) with Mary Clare Zak, Director, Social Policy, City of Vancouver

·         “Strategic Partnerships to Increase Employment for Aboriginal People”. John Webster, CEO, Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS) with Paul Mochrie, General Manager, Human Resources, City of Vancouver

·         “SACY – an Uncommon Approach to Drug Abuse Prevention”. Art Steinmann, Manager, Substance Abuse Prevention (SACY), Vancouver School Board

·         “Compulsive Hoarding, not just a TV show”. Lynn Urekar, Property Use Inspector, City of Vancouver

·         “Walking the Talk: Mobility, Health and the Built Environment”. Joanie Sims-Gould, PhD, Research Associate, Knowledge Translation,  Centre for Hip Health and Mobility with Meghan Winters, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Keynote speaker: Andre Picard, award-winning public health reporter at The Globe and Mail and acclaimed public policy consultant.

A panel discussion with leaders in health and social sustainability including:

·         Romi Chandra Herbert – PeerNetBC, Coordinator & Community Developer
·         Trevor Hancock – University of Victoria, Professor and Senior Scholar
·         Lynda Gray – Urban Native Youth Association, Executive Director
·         Patty Daly – Vancouver Coast Health, Chief Medical Health Officer
·         Andrew Petter – President and Vice-Chancellor, Simon Fraser University

See you there! (and do pass this along to your friends and colleagues – registration closes June 18th, 2012)

Presented by the City of Vancouver in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health –


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