Community works together to have grassroots conversations around youth poverty and what can be done to solve important issues.
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Community & Volunteer
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
Development of a Meal Service Program for the elderly as well as food bank distribution out of the local United Church.
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.
The Elder Connect Program is a web-based platform that provides information on programs and services seniors can access and involves inter-generational connection.
Multiple initiatives offer solutions to children in need of mental health support.
A First Nations community has a ‘justice committee’ which brings together local groups and services to build on social services.
A community member shares the successes of making time to meet in person with local community members in their various roles and to work at building these relationships.
This community developed a ‘Caring Circle,’ which acts as a health care and community support liaison for patients who have been discharged.
Mental health referrals go to a community mental health socialization program called the Source Clube to gain work skills, access hot meals and other activities.
Advocating for youth mental health has resulted in additonal resourses for community members, who now have access to a Youth Mental Health Coordinator.
Village provide free gym instructions to help seniors feel comfortable using gym equipment and resources
Community doctors make large impact by volunteering with youth.
A local peer program offering addiction support for addicts and non-addicts.
Dedicated team and care group provide palliative care and companionship
Food Banks provided with would-be orchard discards that help those in need.
The Municipality has a committee that advocates for health in their community.
Regular attendance at the Medical Advisory Council (MAC) meetings allows for continued engagement and connection between the municipality and local physicians on specific initiatives, strategic planning, and health concerns related to their community.
#masks4all collaboration between local physician, MSA and local non-profit group creates and delivers a mask program for COVID-19 prevention in Rossland.
Community’s geographic isolation leads to self-sufficiency in raising funds for local hospital and seniors housing
Community individuals look after The Yellow House where mental health services are referred from local communities and make good connections with outreach services and the hospital.
Evolving engagment from community stakeholders continues due to local youth and attendance now includes members of Health Authority.
Youth experiencing lack of continual care are linked in with Nurse Practicioner for support
Passionate local coalition lobbies for change in the way community accesses medical service, for example physician recruitment for emergency care.
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.
Newcomers to town with young families can join interactive library services and programs and feel welcomed to the community.
Healing Drum Circle part of Programming welcomes all battling with mental health and addiction
Harvest Share program and community juicing benefits town by supplying those that need it with food and helping local growers with picking crop
Community-driven Home Away from Home offers a place for patients and their families to stay while experiencing medical care, or awaiting transport after discharge. Options range from family units with shared kitchens and room to gather to hostel style.
Volunteers help seniors complete day-to-day tasks using local funding within the community.
Health Promotion programs brought to life through collaboration and communication with the town and health authority.
Impressive examples of community networking lead to extensive network to support addiction recovery.
Land donated by the City leads to creation of new Hospice House and palliative care beds, all within an eight month turn around.
Long-standing team-based care model where health professionals work together along with community representatives.
A First Nation’s healing centre takes a successful approach at addressing the root of historical trauma while providing appropriate resources for such healing to take place.
A First Nation’s Band provides financial support to families in need of medical care outside of their community.
Local volunteer stores and distributes medical aide devices to those in need.
Resources provided to parents with trauma who are dealing with young children. There are also resources for community providers to help understand trauma in First Nations bands as a social determinant of health.
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!
A Community Response Network representative advocates and gets grants for seniors.
A Lions member attended a presentation on Gabriola’s child poverty put on by the community’s wellness collaborative. From this, he took it back to the Lions and the community and they created a lunch program fully funded by outside operators at the school.
Free luncheons and reasonably priced dinners provide options for community members to gather.
Free and reasonably priced luncheons and dinners provide options for community members to gather
Community Paramedics visit patients in their homes, and provide routine serivices, allowing other BC Emergency Health Services team members to be available for ambulance call outs.
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!
Service clubs and community groups have raised funds to buy equipment for the physicians/facilities.
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.
A community wellness collaborative identified the need for more palliative care and funded and provided volunteers for a home hospice program.
Annual event attracts all program and community supports for youth
Unique program offers mentorship through privately shared workout space with the RCMP and youth
Community hosts outreach events to educate people on blood pressure and heart health in order to battle chronic disease.
A small working group of nurses and administration developed a plan on how to achieve their goal of providing a Baby Bed to every family that lives in Port Alberni and in all West Coast Communities on Vancouver Island.
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.
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