The Victoria Health Co-operative was established in 2008 and converted in 2021 to the Victoria Community Health Co-operative (VCHC). We go by a few names: Vic Health Co-op, the Co-op, VHC, and VCHC. Learn about our co-operative structure here.
The purpose of our health co-operative is to provide social, education, health and wellness and other community services, for the public good, on a charitable basis, on and beyond Vancouver Island.
To be a leading BC-based organization in the promotion of individual and communal well-being through education, volunteerism and the active pursuit of optimal wellness.
To empower and support individuals and groups, including underserved communities, to adopt healthy lifestyle practices and enhancing their experience of well-being.
Who We Are
We are a dedicated group of people who believe strongly in the promotion of health. We understand the importance of the Social Determinants of Health. Some of us are Wellness Practitioners, while others simply benefit from these practices and enjoy learning about ways to improve health and wellbeing. Some focus on creating, organizing and contributing to programs and events, which Members of the Co-op may lead or participate in through partnerships with other organizations.
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 will be eligible for an official donation tax receipt. Donations can be made via Canada Helps online, mailed, or left c/o Victoria Community Health Co-operative, 380 Cook St, Victoria, BC V8V 3X7.
Become a Member-Owner
First, reach out to us to introduce yourself and to ask any questions. Reach out by phone, email or fill out this contact form.
We would love to chat about joining the Co-op and how you can both benefit and contribute as a Member.