Health & Social Development

Related Programs

Please refer to Funding Programs for information on funding programs administered by UBCM in support of community health initiatives.

Policy Scope

The Health & Social Development Committee oversees health related policy in the context of local government interests. The Committee's primary focus is on health promotion and disease prevention initiatives and policy directions that assist communities to be proactive in addressing community health problems. The Committee will continue to address a number of health issues including: health care funding, remote and rural healthcare, healthy built environments, and physical activity.


Marylyn Chiang
Senior Policy Analyst
604 270 8226 ext. 110

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The Union of BC Municipalities is pleased to offer the guide, Stepping Stones: Child Care Planning Guides for BC’s Local Governments, which was developed with funding from the Government of BC and written by project consultants, Sarah Huebert from SPARC BC and consultant Sandra…
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Age Friendly and Disability Friendly Planning SPARC BC's Accessible Communities Guide (2009)Planning for the future: Age Friendly and Disability Friendly OCPs (2009)Age Friendly and Disability Friendly OCPs (2015)  Child Care Resources for Local Governments  Stepping Stones:…
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The Healthy Built Environment (HBE) Alliance includes representation from UBCM. The Alliance created a HBE toolkit designed to assist planners, health care professionals and local governments to include health as part of the discussion on land use decisions. The Toolkit is an…
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Applications are not currently being accepted for this program. The intent of the Poverty Reduction Planning & Action program is to support local governments in reducing poverty at the local level and to support the Province’s poverty reduction strategy. For all funded…
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Vancouver Coastal Health has published a policy discussion paper [PDF - 802 KB] on vaping for local governments. UBCM provided feedback on the paper, which outlines the population health concerns, discusses regulatory powers of different levels of governments, and examines…