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Board Member Opportunity

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The Caring Circle Health and Wellness Society of Bowen Island envisions a community where all people feel safe, connected and healthy by linking individuals to health services, social programs, and each other – all for free.

Caring Circle seeks to appoint 2 new Board members this year. We are looking for Bowen Island residents wishing to work to ensure that services and programs are in place for the physical and mental health of individuals and of our community as a whole. We seek board members who have skill or experience in one or more of the following:

• a passionate interest in the work of Caring Circle
• health, medical or social services
• board governance with a not-for-profit organization
• fundraising events and grants
• public relations and communication
• strategic planning
• experience with volunteers

If you are interested, please come and talk to us, or send a letter expressing your interest to Maureen Witney, Chair, at or call Maureen at (604) 947-2070.

Open House – this Saturday, June 15 10am – 2pm at the Resource Centre

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Come and meet our team and find out what we’re doing!

Please drop in to the Caring Circle Health Resource Centre this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our first Open House. Meet some of the volunteers who have been working to improve health care on Bowen Island and hear about some of our plans as we move on down this road. We’ll have some snacks and give you a tour of the space and you can check out some of our resources.

We’re at #203 / 992 Dorman Road (between the video store and the Village Baker).

Caring Circle Resource Centre in Need of Printed Material and Volunteers

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Bowen Island Undercurrent
Published: April 11, 2013 2:00 PM


Caring Circle is asking for printed materials as well as volunteers. Photo Joanne Raymont

Since the Caring Circle Health Resource Centre opened on February 20, 80 people have visited our volunteer health navigator/coordinator, Colleen O’Neil. Her role is one of helping people find the support they need as our health system is becoming increasingly complicated and the onus is being newly placed on patients to self manage their health. This is theoretically good but without someone to guide them, people often feel lost trying to negotiate the system. The resulting frustration adds to the stress of having compromised health. Having health navigators is a fairly new role in health care but is being increasingly adopted. Read more →