Aboriginal Health Resources

Aboriginal Health Resources

Aboriginal Resources

Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada 
Aboriginal Employment Program
Aboriginal Resources and Information - South Island
A Guide to Aboriginal Organizations in BC - Produced by MARR
BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS)
BC Association of Friendship Centers
BC Elders' Guide
BC First Nations Health Handbook - A companion to the BC Health Guide
Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)
Health Canada - Aboriginal People
Indigenous Cultural Competency
KUU-US Crisis Line Society
Le Centre de Collaboration de la Santé Autochtone
Letter of Understanding Between Metis Nation British Columbia and Island Health
Ministry of Aboriginal Health - British Columbia
Map - First Nations, Metis Communities, and Friendship Centres in the Island Health Regions
National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH)
National First Nations Re:act
NearBC (Aboriginal Culture, Education & Health)
Non-Insured Health Benefits (Health Canada)
Saanich First Nation Adult Care Society Brochure
South Island Wellness Society 
Supporting Adults at Risk Resource Guideline
Victoria Native Friendship Centre
Working Together - A report on Adaptation Initiatives to improve health services for aboriginal people


Health and Government

AIDS Vancouver Island
B.C. Cancer Agency 
Canadian Diabetes Association
Cool Aid Society - Victoria
Heart & Stroke Foundation (British Columbia & Yukon)
Community Health Services
Mayo Clinic
Medical Service Plan (MSP) (BC Care Card)
Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU)
Public Health Units - Vancouver Island
Red Cross Health - Equipment Loan Program (HELP)
Seniors B.C.
Seniors Serving Seniors
Service Canada
The Arthritis Society - British Columbia & Yukon
Umbrella Society - Addictions & Mental Health Resource 


First Nations Contacts - South Island

ESQUIMALT 
250-381-7861

PACHEEDAHT
250-647-5521

PAUQUACHIN
250-656-0191

SCIA'NEW (BEECHER BAY)
250-478-3535

SONGHEES
250-386-1043

TSARTLIP
250-652-3988

TSAWOUT
250-652-9101

TSEYCUM 
250-656-0858

T'SOU-KE 
250-642-3957

VNFC
250-384-3211

News & Events

MLA Scott Fraser Mark blandford Elder Ron Hamilton

Community celebrates expansion of long-term care spaces at Tsawaayuus (Rainbow Gardens) in Port Alberni

Seniors in the Alberni Valley have increased access to long-term care thanks to the addition of 12 new publicly-funded beds at Tsawaayuus (Rainbow Gardens) in Port Alberni.

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Sheryl Thompson

Elders support patients, families and care teams at North Island Hospital campuses in Comox and Campbell River

Two Kwakwaka’wakw Elders have joined a new Elder-in-Residence program at the North Island Hospital campuses in Campbell River and Comox to support patients, families and staff by promoting understanding and respect for Indigenous knowledge, culture and values.

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island health mag fall 19

Island Health Magazine Fall 2019

The fall issue of Island Health magazine includes articles on Active Transportation, Recovery Success Stories and Handling Bats. This issue also features articles on Handling the Holidays including the Importance of Self-Care and Lightening up your Holiday Dinner.

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