On August 30, 2013, the Vancouver Island Health Authority transitioned to a new public name – Island Health – along with a refreshed logo. As our organization serves more than just Vancouver Island – including surrounding islands and communities on the mainland off the north tip of Vancouver Island – this change better reflects the broader community that we serve. This move also aligns with the direction already taken by the other BC Health Authorities.
Island Health’s visual identity reflects who we are and what we stand for. It represents what people think and feel about everything we do. The most visible component of Island Health’s visual identity is our logo. It consists of three mountains, a wave and word mark. It represents the west coast in its graphic elements, as well as the three geographic zones of our health region – north, central and south.
The logo is most often used in color but can be represented in grayscale or reverse on a dark background as well. It works well at a variety of sizes and can be sent to you in a variety of formats.
Please read our Graphic Standards prior to using the logo and related visual identity components.
Requests for logo files and questions about usage can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. When requesting a logo file, please provide the context in which the logo will be used and the name of the person or department you are working with.
Aboriginal Health Logos
Island Health's Aboriginal Health program uses three logos created by local artists. To learn more about the artists and their approach, please read their biographies.
A Strong Song to Holistic Healing (top)
Born in 1973 in Duncan, BC, lessLIE's "colonized, Catholic, Canadian name" is Leslie Robert Sam. His "decolonized artist's name" is lessLIE.
Picasso once said that "art is a lie that tells the truth." lessLIE is living this perspective in the spirit of trickster traditions. lessLIE has a Bachelor of Arts degree in First Nations Studies from Malaspina University-College.
While working on this undergraduate degree, lessLIE began to study Coast Salish art in 1995. lessLIE is currently working on a Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Coast Salish art at the University of Victoria.
Eagles Eternity (Middle)
Fred Anderson Jr.
Fred Anderson Jr. was born in 1966 at Rivers Inlet BC, a village situated just east of the Northern tip of Vancouver Island.
Traditional aboriginal art has been an integral part of his life from early childhood. All his creations have a story incorporating culture with spiritual development. “I believe that all experiences positive and negative are stepping stones to personal improvement.”
Fred learned his art from his elders, apprenticed under the renowned native artist, Ross Hunt and was greatly influenced by David Gladstone. Heiltsuk & Wuikinuxv (Owikeeno) Nation, Bella Bella, B.C.
George Shaughnessy Jr.
George was born in 1963 in Alert Bay and his parents are from Wakeman Sound and Gilford island.
George began to study Kwaguilth art in 1987 when his family was preparing for an upcoming Memorial Potlatch. Although he still works with pencil, paper and acrylic paint he has learned to digitalize his artwork onto the computer using vector graphics.
The Hummingbird dance promotes good spiritual and physical health and healing.
Our logos may not be reproduced in any form without the express written permission from Island Health. To obtain a copy, you can email Twyla.Lalonde@viha.ca