• Guide people to health information, education and help them to navigate the health care system

  • Identify, coordinate and deliver health and social programs

  • Advocate for better health and social services




Our Vision: A Bowen Island community where all people feel safe, connected and healthy.
Our Mission: We connect individuals on Bowen Island to health services, social programs, and each other – for free.



Alcohol and Drug Addiction Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings On Bowen Island Tuesday Night – Collins Hall – Drop In at 7:15 p.m. Open to Anyone Friday Night – AA Step Program “Candles and Candlelight” – At the Snug Cafe – Open Meeting – 7:15 p.m. Access Central – Detox Referral Line – Telephone – North Vancouver […]

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General Cancer Resources Canadian Cancer Society’s Cancer Telephone Information Service A national, bilingual, toll-free service offering comprehensive information on cancer. Up-to-date information on a variety of cancer related topics, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment. The Cancer Information Service can help people find cancer related services and programs in their local community. For other […]

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Caregiver Support

Caregiver Support Programs Caring-Voice Network This is a list of easy to use tools and templates to support you in organizing your caregiver activities. For example medicine chart, care plan template, questions to ask providers, health status and history. http://www.careringvoice.com/ Family Caregivers Network Society This is an excellent resource with national and provincial links to […]

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Children 12 and Under

Vancouver Coastal Health Vancouver Coastal Health general information website referring to children’s issues http://www.vch.ca/your-health/ Healthy Families BC This is a comprehensive website about family health – https://www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/ Public Health Nurses for the North Shore – Early Years They have an on-call nurse available Mon – Fri from 8:30 – 4:30 (excluding holidays). Families with children ages 0-5 […]

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Chronic Diseases & Conditions

What is Self-Management? Self-management refers to the tasks that an individual must undertake to live well with one or more chronic conditions. These tasks include gaining confidence to deal with medical management, role management, and emotional management (Adams, Greiner & Corrigan, 2004). http://www.selfmanagementbc.ca/CommunityPrograms http://www.selfmanagementbc.ca/ http://www.selfmanagementbc.ca/CommunityResources Public Health Agency of Canada Excellent sources for patient information […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimers’s Society of BC Programs and Services for Individuals Newly Diagnosed and Their Families Ph: 604-984-8348, Fax: (604) 984-8346 #212 – 1200 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 2A2 http://www.alzheimerbc.org Phone: 604-984-8348 Toll-Free: 1-866-984-8348 First Link®: 604-984-8347 (Read more about First Link®) firstlink@alzheimerbc.org First Link® Toll-free: 1-855-984-8347 Fax: 604-984-8346 Kerri Sutherland, Support […]

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Financial Assistance for Seniors

C.A.R.P. (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) Advocacy group for seniors with a North Shore Chapter. They have resources on many political and social and economic concerns that seniors may have. http://www.carp.ca/groups/ch04/ B.C. Housing SAFER (Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters) Program provides direct cash assistance for eligible seniors who pay rent for their homes. www.bchousing.org Seniors Supportive […]

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Home Support

Premier Mobility and Health Products This private company rents or sells a mobility equipment and healthcare products. Refer to their comprehensive catalogue. A unique service to assist individuals in the comfort of their own home. 778-847-5558 www.premiermobility.ca Nurse Next Door 901 West 3rd. St., North Vancouver 604-961-5533 www.nursenextdoor.com Living Well Home Care Services 1577 Pemberton […]

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Housing Options for Seniors (North Shore Only)

We’re working on updating this page – we welcome your input and will have information posted shortly. Public/Subsidized Housing Private Housing North Vancouver West Vancouver

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Mental Health

Resource Organizations MindHealthBC This website is a resource tool to help people suffering from anxiety and/or depression access the services they need. http://www.mindhealthbc.ca/ Canadian Mental Health Association Provides mental health services promoting recovery: rehab programs, youth programs, recreation, peer support, employment services. http://www.cmha.ca/mental-health/ www.vb.cmha.bc.ca 604-872-4902 Mental Health Information Line Provides taped information on provincial mental […]

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Whatever our stage of life and whatever our food preferences, what we eat provides the foundation of our health and wellness. At the Caring Circle we try to provide you with starting points for you to learn more about what food choices are best for you. Dieticians Ellie Mackay MScRD Nutritional counsellor with VCH. West Community […]

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Palliative/Hospice Care

BC Bereavement Helpline The BC Bereavement Helpline is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the healthy and wholesome recovery of individuals experiencing grief. 1-877-779-2223 Lower Mainland: (604) 738-9950 The Bowen Threshold Singers The Threshold Singers are women who offer singing to bring ease and comfort to anyone in need of it, especially at the bedside […]

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Sexual Health

Avert Teen About HIV/Aids for teens. http://www.avert.org/teens.htm C.A.L.L. Out! (Creating Action, Learning and Leadership) Works with organizations across BC to engage lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, Two Spirit, queer, questioning and allied youth in healthy, meaningful activities that increase their leadership capacity and connection to community Toll free: 1-877-515-3668 www.vch.ca/callout CATIE Canada’s source for HIV and […]

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Translink Bowen Bus Customer information line for help with bus routes, wheelchair accessible busses and general transit information are: The Bus – (604) 947 0229 Peter King – (604) 828 4935 Bus Customer information line for help with bus routes, wheelchair accessible busses and general transit information. North Vancouver Transit 604-953-3333 West Vancouver Blue Bus […]

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Violence and Sexual Abuse

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter Women’s organization that offers a 24-hour crisis line, battered women’s shelter, support groups, and help when dealing with social services, police, courts or hospitals. Provides free, confidential 24-hour support services for women who have experienced any form of male violence (sexual assault, battery, rape, incest, prostitution, trafficking, sexual harassment). […]

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Youth 13 and Older

Shore Services Directory for Youth on Bowen, West and North Vancouver This is a comprehensive list of services and resource information including physical health, mental health, crisis intervention, emergency contact information, 24 hr help lines etc. http://nsyouth.ca/ 15th Street Youth Services Providing mental health and addiction services for families and youth 13-18 in North Vancouver. […]

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