British Columbia Association of Community Health Centres
Engage. Advocate. Support.
Here for CHCs
Everyone in BC deserves access to personalized and community-driven health and social services. Community Health Centres (CHCs) are designed to provide services and address wellness gaps. As champions of the CHC model, BCACHC exists to engage and support CHCs as we advocate together for this unique model of care.
What is a CHC?
The Community Health Centre model has existed in BC for over 50 years. Learn more about this unique model of delivering health and wellness services.
Why should I join BCACHC?
Our association works to engage, support, and advocate for existing and aspiring CHC teams across the province. Find out how!
What issues are CHCs facing?
CHCs are much more powerful when we come together and call for change with one voice. Take a closer look at our key priorities.
BCACHC represents a strong network of communities, organizations, and partners with a shared passion for advancing CHC model. Explore our latest updates for news about our collaborative projects and stories from the BCACHC team.
Friends and followers of BCACHC, have a look at our Fall 2021 newsletter. You'll find updates on BCACHC projects, features on a few emerging CHCs in the province, and
It's been a challenging year, but one with plenty of engaging, supporting, and advocating for CHCs. Read more about the last year at BCACHC.
Many people across BC are without secure access to affordable and appropriate housing. CHCs like Cool Aid Community Health Centre in Downtown Victoria exist to address the fall-out of
AVI serves the needs of people infected and affected by HIV and hepatitis C. This CHC takes evidence-based action to prevent infection, provide support, and reduce stigma.
Primary Health Care means inclusive, accessible and safe health care. At Central Interior Native Health, it also means more than just seeing a doctor. Services at this Prince George
REACH Community Health Centre has been providing community-based health care for fifty years, and strives to be more than just a doctor or dentist's office. Their interdisciplinary team offers
Gabriola Island has a long history of adapting health services to meet the needs of local residents, and today community members have a health centre to call their own.
Join us at the BCACHC Annual General Meeting!
June is Pride Month, and it was a joy to see posts, celebrations, education, and events taking place all over the province in support of rights for people who
The Federal Minister of Health, along with staff from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced last week that it would award $323,000 to the BC Association of
As champions of the CHC model, we often hear this question. Our members are made up of multi-sector, multi-service organizations that don’t fit neatly into a preconceived box of
“It can happen so quickly, you have no idea.” If health is influenced by social factors like having enough money, why doesn’t our health care system do more to
Hello BCACHC members and friends. We're pleased to share our Spring 2021 Newsletter with you, including a feature about our new website. Have a look and let us know
The past year has been a crucible for health policy everywhere in the world. BC has seen the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing deployment of the Primary
As we move forward, we will need all CHCs in BC to collaborate on a collective vision of just how good primary care could be in this province. We
“I’m really concerned about the impact it’s going to have on women. If we don’t do anything to ensure security, it’s going to be really difficult.”
This has been an unprecedented year for all of us as we grapple with COVID and the myriad ways it has impacted our lives. As we look back to
Members, It goes without saying that this has been a unprecedented year for all of us as we grapple with COVID and the myriad ways it has impacted our lives.
We have for so long taken care of our own needs because no one else is there to do it.
“I think this will leave a lasting impression on us in terms of integrating pandemic preparedness with emergency preparedness as a whole."
Our members drive change
While we are spread across the province, BCACHC member CHCs are all linked by a shared commitment to the value of health equity and by a shared desire to embody the five principles of the CHC model.
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