Health Promotion

Supporting individuals to make healthy choices through: 

  • Increase individuals' understanding of health determinants

  • Encourage positive behavioral changes 

  • Some examples are: 

Gambling Awareness Week (GAW) - Finding Your Balance

Community Initiatives that support local agencies' vision

Other fun and interactive events that encourage connection

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The Gambling Awareness Week is a community initiative of BC's gambling support services, funded by Gaming Support BC, the Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch (GPEB).  Each year, contractors from 21 communities in the province host a week of activities, for people of all ages, to let people know that there are support and education available when it comes to addressing the impacts of gambling.  

The theme for GAW 2020 was Find Your Balance.  We promote finding one’s balance in life with other healthy activities. When we approach a variety of entertainment activities with an attitude of moderation, then we limit the possibility of any one of them becoming too much of a focus in our lives.  In the past, our Program has funded BBQs, Public Swim, Youth Art Contest, Colouring competition, Community Walk, and Health Fair.