Victoria Health Co-operative

A volunteer-run, not-for-profit co-op working to enhance the health and wellness of its Member-Owners and the wider community.

YOUR local health co-op needs YOUR voice + support!

Click the DONATE button to make a contribution to the Creating Community Wellness Society (CCWS), a Registered Charity (CRA 83383 5457 RR0001) and VHC’s partner organization. An official donation tax receipt will be issued for donations addressed to Creating Community Wellness Society. Donations can also be mailed or left c/o Victoria Health Co-op,380 Cook St, Victoria, BC V8V 3X7. 

To better support our partner organization, help us increase CCWS membership for grant eligibility by becoming a Member-at-Large. Send your Application to wellnesscharity@gmail.com – it’s as simple as that! Questions? Please email us. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Join our bi-monthly "No Touch" Wellbeing Sessions - virtually!

UPCOMING SESSION: Join us via Zoom at 7-8pm
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Copy & paste this link in your browser to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84579547857

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Click the links above to join the Zoom call on the scheduled date. You may participate without sharing your video or audio and ask questions via chat, or you may connect face-to-face!
   Join by phone, tablet, or laptop!
 
ABOUT THE SESSIONS: The VHC invites you to explore new wellness practices, modalities, and communities that aim to improve our wellbeing holistically and through group education – virtually!
 
Meet Co-op Members and friends of the VHC who will share brief introductions to useful information on a range of health and wellness topics and practices and will be available for questions and general discussion.
 

PAST PRESENTATION TOPICS 
Click the links below to view select presentation materials:

● Meditation and Retreats
Seasonal Affective Disorder
● The Joy of Kayaking
Gardening for Mental Health
● Maintaining an Exercise Routine

● The Emotional Feedback Mechanism
Finding Happiness and Wellbeing through Special Olympics
● Concepts of Beauty

● The Benefits of Animal Companionship
● Cycling Year-Round in Victoria
Leaky Gut and Holistic Healing
● Brain Injury Support Services
The Joy of Eating
● Lifestyle: The Benefits of Yoga and Meditation
Guide: Advance Care Plan

Taking care of each other amid COVID-19... When you can't hug, just share a

Explore these online resources to learn more about the novel coronavirus. Please share this information with your community:

COVID-19 Principles How You Can Help Others    Support for BC Residents What is Social Distancing?

Partnerships & Supporters

 

Fall 2020 Projects Funded by Canadian Red Cross

With the generous help and support of the Canadian Red Cross, the VHC is exploring new programming during these challenging times – including six months of No-Touch Wellbeing Sessions over Zoom.

Fort Royal Pharmacy Partnership 
with Victoria Health Co-op

Have you visited any of the Fort Royal Pharmacy locations for your prescription and over-the-counter needs? Learn more about the services and special offers to Victoria Health Co-op members:

About the Co-op

Health, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), is "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

The Victoria Health Co-operative (VHC) is a group of individuals, passionate about well-being for ourselves and our community. We include and welcome, as member-owners, all who are dedicated to their own health and the health of their families, friends and community.

We organize and support wellness programs for members and the wider community to empower and support individuals and groups to adopt healthy lifestyle practices and move towards well-being.

Learn more about our mission and values as a community co-operative – get to know your Co-op and our Board of Directors!

Updates + Announcements

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We would like to acknowledge the traditional, unceded Land of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, the Lkwungen speaking people. The Board and Members of The Victoria Health Co-operative extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live and learn on their Land.