Working toward a vision of community well-being
VCHC is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit co-op working to enhance the health and wellness of its Member-Owners and the wider community.
Victoria Community Health Co-operative (VCHC) is a group of individuals who are passionate about well-being for ourselves and our community. We have joined together voluntarily to organize and support wellness programs for members and the wider community to educate and empower individuals, so they may have a greater say in their wellness journey. We bring together wellness practitioner members from many disciplines and members to benefit from their treatments, as well as community healthcare services to support the diverse needs of our community in Greater Victoria, British Columbia.
The Co-op hosts a number of educational events, workshops and social activities for both Co-op Members and the public.
We invite you to explore the calendar and share any event with your friends, family and communities!
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UPCOMING: MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS
Board meetings are usually on the first or second Tuesday of the month 5pm to approximately 6pm, currently by Zoom. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details, and subscribe to Constant Contact for updates and details of events.
Monthly Well-being Sessions
10:00 am-10:30 am on Saturdays, once monthly
A preview of upcoming sessions:
- Hans Kai, an outstanding wellness program. Presenter, Michelle Kirkbride, Nor’West Co-op, Winnipeg – 10am Sat April 23
- Let’s Say Hello, providing a weekly phone call to anyone who feels isolated. Kelly Minter, VCHC MOA – 10am May 14 or 28
- A Zoom neophyte’s observations, Larry Flagg, VCHC Board member – June 11 or 25
Registered Nurse Services: VCHC’s Community Nurses (RNs) are available to support your health needs through clinic hours and home visits and are covered by your BC Care Card. Please note: Co-op Membership is not required to access RN services.
Practitioner Services: Wellness practitioners support Co-op Members through a variety of wellness services – kinesology, accupressure, and more.
Health & Wellness Education
Our aim is to support our Members in understanding and adopting healthy behaviours for optimal wellness through a range of programs primarily offered by practitioners and community educators.
We work with community partners to offer new and recurring programs that can be tailored for a very specific or wide range of individuals and groups.
We collaborate with local, provincial, and national non-profit organizations, committees, and groups to identify and develop opportunities that contribute to community health and wellbeing.
Support the Co-op’s Wellness Programs
VCHC partners with the Creating Community Wellness Society (CCWS), a Registered Charity (CRA 83383 5457 RR0001) to support the charitable work of of the Co-op in providing access to wellness services and programs at no cost to the individual. Donations directed to the Co-op through CCWS are eligible for an official donation tax receipt.
Donations can be made online (click here or the DONATE TODAY button), mailed, or left c/o Victoria Community Health Co-operative, 380 Cook St, Victoria, BC V8V 3X7.
The Victoria Community Health Co-operative is inviting applications for a part-time (flexible hours) Administrator / Medical Office Assistant for our shared clinic location in Cook Street Village, Victoria, BC.
We would like to acknowledge the traditional, unceded Land of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, the Lekwungen speaking people, and the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. The Board and Members of The Victoria Health Co-operative extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live and learn on their Land.