NEW VIDEO! Dr. Gary Bloch’s presentation at Vancouver’s Carnegie Community Centre:

You can also watch a shorter version of the presentation here!

Webinar video:


Poverty Reduction Act Open Letter to BC’s Premier
Determinants of Health Fact sheet
Poverty Intervention Tool
Poverty Intervention Resources Tool (Prepared by REACH Community Health Centre)


Monday, September 22nd

2-4pm, Primary Care Workshop for Health Practitioners
Hosted by Vancouver Coastal Health.

7-9pm, Murder by Policy – Poverty Kills: What Can We Do?
Public event at Carnegie Community Centre (401 Main St., corner of Hastings)
Speakers include Mona Woodward (Aboriginal Front Door), DTES Health Practitioners and activists.

Tuesday, September 23rd

10:45-12pm, Large Urban Forum on Healthy Cities, Union of BC Municipalities, Whistler
Speakers include Norm Rice (Former Mayor of Seattle) and a presentation by the City of Vancouver on its Healthy Cities Strategy. Details of the conference here.

3-4:30pm, Province-wide Webinar on Poverty Reduction Partnerships
Hosted by BC Healthy Living Alliance. Other speakers include Dr, Lee Mackay, Vice President, Kootenay-Boundary Division of Family Practice and other BC Poverty Reduction Coalition partners. You can watch a recording of the webinar here.

7:30-9pm, Poverty: Health Hazard for All – Impacts and Solutions with Dr. Gary Bloch
Public event at SFU Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings St.)
Speakers include Dr. Vanessa Brcic, moderated by Anita Huberman (Chair of Surrey Board of Trade)
Event is free but space is limited

Thursday, September 25th

6:00pm, REACH Community Health Centre AGM Presentation
Dr. Gary Bloch will be the Guest Speaker at REACH’s 2014 AGM, which will take place at the REACH Clinic (1145 Commercial Drive, basement). Registration starts at 5:30pm.

You can read a brief overall report about Dr. Bloch’s visit to BC here.

These events are sponsored by:
BC Alliance on Mental Health/Illness and Addictions
BC College of Family Physicians
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
BC Nurses’ Union
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC
Community Legal Assistance Society
First Call: Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
Public Health Association of BC
Raise the Rates
REACH Community Health Centre
SFU Centre for Dialogue
Surrey Board of Trade
Vancouver Coastal Health