Funding though BC Housing allows for a shelter to operate during cold winter months.
Innovations: Community & Volunteer
Innovations that involve support from the community. This includes any volunteer support from community members that are mentioned
Volunteer Run Program Grants Seniors Peace of Mind by Providing Transportation to out of Community Medical Appointments
Senior-run program for seniors allows essential travel to and from medical appointments while removing stress from an already stressful situation
Dedicated community volunteers run a “Better At Home” service that allows for community members to live in their homes with the help of volunteers providing numerous services.
Pre-arranged transportation to surrounding communities for medical care and appointments fills a need and creates a solution.
The overlapping volunteer pool proves essential for program support in Ashcroft, leading to exceptional Hospice and Auxiliary groups.
Community constructing modular homes to support those in need.
Local Community Resource Centre completes over 500 tax returns for residents which allowed residents to access Provincial and Federal services and benefits.
Mayors from this area are taking a ‘regional perspective’ to their health care needs. Coming together every 4-6 weeks, this Health Society brings together voices and perspectives from all their municipal communities.
Community health forums are held locally to provide space for community members to share their experiences and considerations around resolution.
Community doctors make large impact by volunteering with youth.
Physicians sat with the community to find out what they need and what they want to feel supported in their own health care. They were not met with a list of demands, rather the community identified areas of improvement and wanted to work together with the physicians to help make it happen.
In order to meet the community, build their trust and establish lasting relationships, Nurse Practitioners in this community take initiative in advocating for themselves while connecting with the people.
Food Banks provided with would-be orchard discards that help those in need.
#masks4all collaboration between local physician, MSA and local non-profit group creates and delivers a mask program for COVID-19 prevention in Rossland.
This community has a Local Health Committee made up of multiple stakeholders who all meet regularly to connect and work together to come up with local solutions with the resources that they have available to them.
Community’s geographic isolation leads to self-sufficiency in raising funds for local hospital and seniors housing
Local Government Partners with Health Authority – Applying a Health Lens to their Offical Community Plan
Overarching health lens on Offical Community Plan approved, working to impact public health stats along side Health Authority.
Social workers, nurses, paramedics, mental health workers meet at a house to talk about problems and any complex cases to provide comprehensive care.
Local physicians are putting together a hospital garden to improve the interaction of the public population with the hospital.
In 2016, Fraser Health committed $500,000 annually to improving the overall health and well-being of residents of Hope…
Harvest Share program and community juicing benefits town by supplying those that need it with food and helping local growers with picking crop
Volunteers help seniors complete day-to-day tasks using local funding within the community.
A group of 40 stakeholders work together on grant applications for their community.
Bi-annual meetings prove to be instrumental in finding solutions to community concerns.
Powell River and Tla’min First Nation work together to increase community communications.
Land donated by the City leads to creation of new Hospice House and palliative care beds, all within an eight month turn around.
Local volunteer stores and distributes medical aide devices to those in need.
The Family Parenting Place is a drop-in centre for children and parents for mentorship, Health Canada programs, perinatal nutrition program, etc.
Municipality meets 50/50 fundraising for local dog park, which creates a healthy place that encourages seniors and all community members to be active and expand their social network; a win-win situation for all!
An opportunity to listen and speak on the health of the community, with a focus on finding more innovative ways to exercise funding.
Local health and social service providers attend group meetings once a month.
Free and reasonably priced luncheons and dinners provide options for community members to gather
8:30 to 4:30, Monday to Friday, is not generally the time when women are sexually assaulted. Community works hard to have 24/7 rape kit testing available at local centres, and completed by nurses.
New four bed Hospice will fill a need for Sea to Sky residents which is a huge fundraising success!
Hornby Island creates green wristbands and travel packets for locals needing emergency travel to urban centres, assisting them with needed information and resources to return home safely.
Community Council Works with Physician and Stakeholder Groups to Improve Health, Attractivness and Retention
Focus on creating healthy lifestyle opportunities such as trail networks and better transit leads to recruitment and retention of physicans – a community effort over the last eight years.
Community comes together to fight the opioid crisis with a Community Action Team (CAT)
Parents, tots and seniors all able to connect and socialize together thanks to inclusive Age Friendly program.
Bringing together community members of all ages and physical abilities through the Community Garden increases mental and physical well being.
CP Rail puts on a “Holiday Train” that helps promote the donation of food towards a local food bank for the community.
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