Become a Member-Owner of the Co-op.

Please complete the Membership Application. Once accepted for membership, you have full Rights and Responsibilities equal to all other members.

Become a Program or Project Leader.

Lead or support the planning, relationship building, fund raising, delivery, monitoring, reporting for any current or planned or new program. Contact any Board member or complete the Contact form.

Contribute time, skill or energy.

We do need the involvement of all our Member-Owners. It can be as little as an hour a month, as much as full time. Can you help with filing, archiving, media contact, fund raising, writing grant proposals, preparing refreshments for meetings, sector liaison or any of the other tasks of running an enterprise? Contact any Board member or complete the Contact form.

Support our Wellness and Outreach work financially.

Creating Community Wellness Society, also known as the Wellness Charity, is 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, please become a Member-at-Large by completing this Application Form and sending it to wellnesscharity@gmail.com – it’s as simple as that! Your support as a community member is greatly appreciated.

Please contact us with any questions or fill out the volunteer form to get involved.

Advocacy.

Locally.

We will continue to advocate for our own Co-op and for the sector, and on wider issues such as housing and Proportional Representation. Inviting all co-ops in the region to our AGM is one aspect of our work to raise the profile of the co-op sector as a whole as is the annual proclamation, by the Mayor of Victoria, marking our AGM as Victoria Co-op Day.

Provincially.

We are working closely with the members of the BC Association of Community Health Centres to enhance the non-physician aspects of wellness and health services. We are also exploring the possibilities of providing services without investment in brick and mortar. We continue to collaborate with other Health Co-ops in the Province, with particular awareness that the Social Determinants of Health such as social connections, clean water, good food, safe housing etc have a much greater impact on well-being than medical and surgical services. Although, when needed, these should be readily available, be of the highest quality, and be available for our entire minds and bodies, including eyes and teeth!

Nationally and Internationally.

We work closely with other Health Co-operatives across and beyond Canada.

Join Us at an Upcoming Event – check out our community calendar!