Every 2 years the Coastal Family Resource Coalition invites partners, decision makers and community members to plan collaboratively around health and service provision in the West Coast Central Region. During our 2013 Forum over 80 participants from all west coast communities - as well as some from beyond - gathered at the Ucluelet Community Centre for a full day of planning, presentations and networking.
During the winter of 2015-16, the Long Beach Chapter of the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice developed and implemented a Community Health Survey to hear directly from residents about their access to and experience with health care services in the area.
Intended for permanent residents of at least one year, the survey engaged community members from Hot Springs Cove, Ahousaht, Opitsat, Tofino, Esowista/Ty-Histanis, Ucluelet, Hitacu and Macoah, as well as Regional District Area C.
Welcome to our guidebook for parents! It’s designed to help you understand what Facebook is and how to use it safely. With it, you will be better informed
and able to communicate with young Facebook users in your life. That's important because
1) if something goes wrong, we want our children to come to us and
2) as the Internet becomes increasingly social and mobile, a parent’s guidance and support are ever more key to young people’s well-being in social media and technology.
In June 2008 three separate meetings took place on the West Coast (District of Ucluelet, Tin Wis - Tofino and Ahousaht – Flores Island) to spearhead the development of a Central West Coast Dual-Language Literacy Plan. The Dual-Language Literacy Plan was developed through interactive community meetings, small group/focus meetings, interviews, and phone/email consultations. This plan included five Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations and two municipalities and reflects the convergence of communities, perspectives and people.
The Clayoquot Biosphere Region Food Action Plan is the culmination of the Clayoquot Biosphere Food Action Planning Project, led by the Ucluelet Community Food Initiative in partnership with the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust and funded by the BC Healthy Living Alliance.
The main focus of the project was to identify actions to address food security challenges across the region and to create networking and partnership opportunities.
This report provides a snapshot of our communities in numbers and stories. Bringing together data from a range of sources, this information describes the health of our region in areas that matter to us such as education, youth, environment and housing.
Our mission is to develop the capacity on the West Coast to address the needs of children, youth, families and communities by improving communications and networking between service providers, agencies, communities and funders.
Click HERE to find out more about our structure, steering committtee's, working groups and activities!
Dr Paul Hasselback is our Chief Medical Health Officer, he presented on data and socioeconomic indicators and how to use them to improve public health at the 2015 Coming Together Forum on May 5th. His presentation can be found here.
From April 5-9, 2009, the Centre for Rural Health Research conducted a consultation on maternity service delivery in Tofino and the surrounding catchment to 1) determine the community’s desire for local maternity care services, including level of risk tolerance, and 2) to assess resources currently available. This consultation was funded by the Vancouver Island Health Authority, with endorsement from the BC Ministry of Health Services and the support of community and hospital stakeholders in the Tofino area.
Every year Community Foundations of Canada releases Canada’s Vital Signs, a national snapshot of quality of life in Canadian communities. And every year issues concerning youth rise to the top of the agenda – ranging from unemployment to varying high school completion rates and the challenges posed by record levels of inactivity and obesity.