A Time of Challenge, Progress and Gratitude – July/August 2020

We are so fortunate to be living here in BC, with outstanding government and health sector leadership.  But also because you, our friends and neighbours, are being considerate and careful about social distancing, hand washing, and wearing masks – all so important and effective in keeping us safe.  Thank you all. At the Victoria Health […]

Adapting to the Present and Anticipating the “New Normal” – June 2020

… For members and friends of the Victoria Health Co-op community We are so very fortunate to live in Canada, in British Columbia, and on this lovely island.  Maybe even more so because we have political leaders who are motivated by caring for us, ordinary British Columbians.  We can also be extraordinarily grateful for the […]

Looking Ahead in a Changed World – May 2020

If you are as old as I am, you may remember some of the differences between what our parents expected as “normal” and the realities of the second half of the last century.  Yes, we could make a long list of things that have not been great for many, many in the world. But the […]

Good News in a Time of Challenge – April 2020

The Victoria Health Co-op and Creating Community Wellness Society boards are delighted and grateful for the creativity and competence of our members in continuing to provide services even when meetings would create a health risk.  Updates:  We are making excellent progress towards providing a full range of services in our new location on Cook St.  […]

Looking Back and Moving Forward – February 2020

The past year has been full of opportunity and challenges, ending with satisfying achievements and new possibilities.  This has been achieved through the work of the Co-op’s Member-Owners, outstanding partners and the encouragement of the Creating Community Wellness Society.   Many volunteers have worked to ensure that co-op membership applications are processed, potential patients are added […]

We Need Your Ideas and Opinions – November 2019

This month, we will give you our usual updates but we want, and need, your opinions. Please read on!   Nurse Practitioner:  We can take about 50 more names for the “I want to be on the potential NP patient list” but would advise you to contact us soon, either by email or through the website, […]

Creating HEART

We are excited to share our latest project in development with Volunteer Victoria and Service Canada and, of course, the Creating Community Wellness Society: About the HEART Project Volunteer Victoria undertook extensive research on the important role of volunteers in our community.   Based on this research, we have identified two topics needing further investigation. With […]

Program Update – Fall 2019

We are enthusiastically looking forward to our Fall and Winter programs! Many of you participated in last years Co-op Café series and we are excited to announce we are hosting this series again. This year, we will have a strong emphasis on visiting co-ops throughout the city and connecting with co-op members to support their […]

Share Your Voice

At the Victoria Health Co-op we have, from the start, worked at trying to achieve wellness.  It has been a challenge but we want to let you know about the progress we are making, and ask for your advice. Please help us to move our ahead on our plans and activities by sharing your thoughts […]

Help Wanted – Summer 2019

If you have been following the updates we share in each issue of the James Bay Beacon, you probably know that we, the Victoria Health Co-op, have funding for a part-time Nurse Practitioner (NP). The NP will provide services 2 days per week at the Cook St Village Activity Centre, and additionally at Our Place […]