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Researchers from the University of Victoria have produced a second, expanded edition of The British Columbia Atlas of Wellness that details dozens of indicators they believe measure the building blocks of healthy communities.

Source: Vancoucer Sun

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In 1999, the Province designated municipalities as “service system managers” for homelessness and devolved many formerly provincial responsibilities to the municipal level. That year, Toronto released the “Golden Report” – Anne Golden’s seminal work that called for greater homelessness prevention and shared responsibilities on a host of actions to address the issue.

Read the City of Ottawa’s 2009-2014 community action plan on homelessness.

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Very cool video from National Geographic about the world’s population….7 billion strong and still counting…

The video provides hope, calling upon citizens of the world to consider the impacts a growing population can have on the planet, and how we can balance finite resources among a global community.

With the worldwide population expected to exceed seven billion in 2011, National Geographic magazine offers a 7-part series examining specific challenges and solutions to the issues we face.

The magazine introduces the series with its January cover story “7 Billion,” offering a broad overview of demographic trends that got us to today and will impact us all tomorrow.

Source: National Geographic website

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