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.

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!

UPCOMING EVENTS

2021 AGM

Join us via Zoom at 1:30-3pm
Saturday, January 30, 2021

Copy & paste this link in your browser to join the meeting: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83815816623

Unable to attend? Please complete and send your 2021 VHC-CCWS AGM proxy to vichealthcoop@gmail.com

GBLTQ2S Talk & Workshop

Wednesday January 27, 2021 @ 10:30am

Corey Keith, VHC Member, is back for a second presentation and discussion of GBLTQ2S realities via Zoom or at the Cook Street Village Activity Centre (limited capacity). This workshop, Sexual and Gender Diversity Intro, is about understanding the Rainbow community. No question is off limits. Ask everything!
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
As Health Care and the Wellness shift and change so do our understanding of the people we serve. As part of that understanding are Sexual and Gender Diverse Humans (more commonly known as LGBTQ2S+ folks), this experiential workshop will give you an introductory understanding of what it means to be a part of this community, how prejudice can affect their lives, and why it is important. Corey will specifically discuss this broadly and touch on the effects in health care and in the Senior or Elder population.
 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Click the links 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!


Copy & paste this link in your browser to join the meeting: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89033344548

“No Touch Wellbeing” via Zoom

UPCOMING SESSION: TBD
  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

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls in Winter
● 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
● The Benefits of Animal Companionship

 

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 and the Government of Canada, 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:

Updates + Announcements

Year-End Wrap Up – December 2020

Dear Friends and Member-Owners of the Victoria Health Co-operative,  We, the Board, member-owners, volunteers, practitioners and all who participate in the work of the Victoria

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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.