Slocan Chamber of Commerce

Slocan Chamber of Commerce – Health Committee
Colin Moss, Councillor of New Denver, Chair – chamber@slocanlake.com     
Janice Gustafson
Lisa Haddelton

“Over the past year our activities have grown to encompass efforts to secure better ambulance service, lab/x-ray services, accommodation for physicians and locums, building a locum pool, telehealth, networking with other small BC rural communities and various BC rural health initiatives.”

 

To watch Slocan’s physician recruitment video, please visit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPRVGhqj9VI&feature=youtu.be

Interested physicians, please email recruitment@slocanlake.com or call a representative of the Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee at 250.358.2561.

Additional questions can be emailed to chamber@slocanlake.com.

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July 2018

Our annual New Denver Hospice Society Garden Committee yard sale netted over $6,000.

New Denver

Someone even donated a tractor!

South Shuswap

South Shuswap Health Services Society

Doug Brown                 dougab6@gmail.com
Sue McCrae                  ds.mc@telus.net

The South Shuswap Health Services Society was formed to secure additional medical and health services for Area C of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. There is a large population that is served from outside the community. Our vision is to:

  • promote and support sustainable health care and medical services within our communities
  • promote and support access to healthy living choicesallow seniors to stay in their homes and communities longer by encouraging Age Friendly opportunities
  • support a healthy built community for everyone

Nelson

We have three community organizations in Nelson. They are listed in alphabetical order.

Age Friendly Community Initiative, Advisory Committee
Corrine Younie  seniorsproject@nelsoncares.ca

Community First Health and Education Centre
Debby Zeeben – Chair zeeben@telus.net
Sharon Browning – Treasurer cfhcoop@shaw.ca
Madeline Collins – collinsmadeline@gmail.com

Nelson Area Society for Health (NASH) and Community Connections
Pegasis McGaauley – Chair  pegasisp@gmail.com

Ashcroft

Healthcare and Wellness Coalition (HAWC)

Sheila Corneillie – President                         srcorn@telus.net  
LeAnne Davies – Vice President leannepdavies56@gmail.com
Louise Seaman – Membership Director
Donna Monford – Secretary-Treasurer

Website: www.ahawc.ca

info@ahawc.ca

“To facilitate the development and sustainability of an effective wellness and health care model for our region while respecting and protecting community identities.”

Healthcare and Wellness Coalition (HAWC) is a group of citizens who are committed advocate for the healthcare and wellness of the communities in the catchment area.   The group was established in 2014, and to achieve our objectives we strive to work in collaboration with the villages of Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Clinton, TNRD Areas I and E, the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice, Interior Health, the Ministry of Health.

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HEALTH MINISTER HOPING TO ADDRESS STAFFING SHORTFALLS AT ASHCROFT HOSPITAL
Colton Davies
June 14, 2019 11:07 am
Adrian Dix says he wants to hear from people there about healthcare service shortfalls.
B.C.’s Minister of Health says he plans to visit the Ashcroft Hospital this summer to hear about some of the issues it is facing.

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https://bcrhn.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/ashcroft-community-consultation-summary_final-3.pdf

Ashcroft and District Community Healthcare Consultation Summary

September 16, 2014 – Ashcroft and District Seniors Centre, Ashcroft BC
Summary prepared by: 
Barbara Pesut, Canada Research Chair, Health, Ethics and Diversity, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus 
Ed Staples & Nienke Klaver, Support Our Health Care Society of Princeton. 

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Local News Now
May 24, 2019
ASHCROFT EMERGENCY CLOSED

“It’s a full on effort, both in the short term with the recruitment being really critically important for Ashcroft and communities around the region. It’s also important in the long term, I think increasingly we’re working to train people in the Interior. We believe that training more people in the Interior will lead to more people working in the Interior. We’ve got to make decisions now that make this problem better in the future.”
The emergency room in the Ashcroft Hospital only has enough staff to be open on weekends, and in the past 12 months it has seen repeated overnight closures because of limited staffing.

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Community Members

ASHCROFT
Wellness and Health Action Coalition  http://www.whac-chb.ca
Sheila Corneillie, President – srcorn@telus.net

CASTLEGAR
Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation
Betty Lutz, Director – yippee@shaw.ca
Nettie Stupnikoff, Alternate –
nettiemarozstu@gmail.com

CASTLEGAR
City of Castlegar
Mayor Tassone – mayor@castlegar.ca
Tracey Butler, Director of Corporate Services –
tbutler@castlegar.ca

CHASE
Chase and District Health Services Foundation
Dave Smith – jackdavesmith@gmail.com
Bruce Nelson – brucenel46@gmail.com 
Jeanine Joelson
jeaninejoelson@hotmail.com
J.L. (Len) McLean – len-mclean@telus.net

EAST SHORE KOOTENAY LAKE
Community Health Society
Tom Wishart, President – tom.wishart@usask.ca
Karen Lee, Treasurer – kplee@telus.net

FORT NELSON
Northern Rockies Seniors Society

Joan Kinzett – nrss@theedge.ca

FORT ST. JOHN
Save Our Northern Seniors
Margaret Little, President – mackeno@xplornet.ca
Connie Kaweesickaweesi@telus.net

FRASER LAKE
Autumn Services Society
Elaine Storey, Coordinator autumnservicescentre@gmail.com
Bob Storey – bstorey50@gmail.com

HORNBY & DENMAN ISLANDS
Community Healthcare Society
James Leslie, Director – jamesleslie@telus.net

KASLO and AREA D
Kaslo and Area D Health Care Select Committee
Karissa Strosheim – admin@kaslo.ca
Suzan Hewat, Kaslo Mayor – chair
Aimee Watson – Vice Chair
Elizabeth Ross – Secretary

LANGLEY
BC Association of Community Response Networks
http://www.bccrns.ca/generated/homepage.php
Sharon Johnson, Director of Administrative Services – sharon.johnson@bccrns.ca

NANAIMO
JANE OSBORNE
BC Community Response Networks www.bccrns.ca
jane.osborne@bccrns.ca
Phone: 250-751-2588 / Mobile: 604-363-5370

Member of the Community Based Seniors’ Services Leadership Council
Co-leader of the Rural and Remote Communities Provincial Working Group.

NELSON
Age Friendly Community Initiative Advisory Committee
Corrine Younie – seniorsproject@nelsoncares.ca

NELSON
Nelson Area Society for Health (NASH) and Community Connections (NELSON)
Pegasis McGaauley – pegasisp@gmail.com

NELSON
Community First Health and Education Centre (NELSON)
Debby Zeeben – zeeben@telus.net
Madeline Collins – collinsmadeline@gmail.com
Sharon Browning – cfhcoop@shaw.ca

NUU-CHAH-NULTH
Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Nursing Services
Jeannette Watts  – Nursing Manager, RN, BScN, MPH, jeannette.watts@nuuchahnulth.org
Lynnette Lucas, Director – NTC Health Department
https://nuuchahnulth.org  

OLIVER
STUART JOHNSTON – Rural Coordination Centre of BC representative cstuartjohnston@gmail.com
https://rccbc.ca

POWELL RIVER
Powell River Voices www.prvoices.org
Drena McCormack – drenajean@yahoo.ca

PRINCETON
Support Our Health Care Society www.sohc.ca
Edward Staples –  edwardstaples8@gmail.com
Bill Day  – witsend001@gmail.com
Nienke Klaver – tulameennienke@gmail.com

ROBERTS CREEK/SUNSHINE COAST
JOHANNA TRIMBLE
johanna@daletrimble.com
Lecturer – Care of the Elderly – Dept. of Family Practice UBC
Patient Champion, Patients for Patient Safety Canada

SALT SPRING ISLAND
Salt Spring Island Community Health Society (SSCHS)
www.saltspringcommunityhealth.ca
Jennifer Williams – 130jewill@gmail.com
Martha Taylor, Vice President – marthataylor02@gmail.com
Jane Horsburgh, Secretary – magnamum@shaw.ca

SICAMOUS DISTRICT
Eagle Valley Community Support Society
Malcolm Makayev, Councillor – MMakayev@sicamous.ca
Pam Beech – pbeech@telus.net      

SICAMOUS MUNICIPALITY
Malcolm Makayev, District Councillor – mmakayev@sicamous.ca
Colleen Anderson, District Councillor – canderson@sicamous.ca

SLOCAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Slocan
Chamber of Commerce Health Committee
Colin Moss, Chair – chamber@slocanlake.com
Janice Gustafson

Lisa Haddelton

SORRENTO
Sorrento and Area Community Health Centre Society
Marilyn Clark, President – marilynatlegacy@telus.net
Barry Stokes, Vice President –
stokesbarry54@gmail.com
Michelle Moore, Treasurer

SOUTH SHUSWAP
Health Services Society 
Doug Brown , President – dougab6@gmail.com
Sue McCrae , Vice President – ds.mc@telus.net

TRAIL
Society for Protection and Care of Seniors (SPCS)
Candy Parrilla – cparrilla888@gmail.com
Theresa Buchner – tandt79@telus.net
Janice Androsoff – jandrosoff@netidea.com

UBC CENTRE FOR RURAL HEALTH RESEARCHRURAL EVIDENCE REVIEW
Jude Kornelsen, Co-Director – jude.kornelsen@familymed.ubc.ca
https://crhr.med.ubc.ca/apru/rer/

VILLAGE OF NEW DENVER
Mayor Leonard Casley, Chair – mayor@newdenver.ca 
Councillor Colin Moss – moss@newdenver.ca

VILLAGE OF SILVERTON
Hillary Elliott – CAO helliott@silverton.ca

VILLAGE OF SLOCAN
Councillor, Madeleine Perriere – mperriere@villageofslocan
Mayor (alternate), Jessica Lunn



Members

BC Health Coalition
https://www.bchealthcoalition.ca
info@bchealthcoalition.ca
Liaison: Teresa Murphy 

Bella Coola Moira McIlwain, Individual Member
moiramcilwain@hotmail.co

Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation
Susan Raymer – President sue.raymer@gmail.com
Betty Lutz – Director yippee@shaw.ca 
Nettie Stupnikoff – Alternate nettiemarozstu@gmail.com

Castlegar  Mayor and Council 
Mayor mayor@castlegar.ca 
Tracey Butler – Director of Corporate Services

Chase and District Health Services Foundation
Dave Smith – President jackdavesmith@gmail.com
J.L. (Len) McLean – Director len-mclean@telus.net
Jeanine Joelsen – Secretary jeaninejoelson@hotmail.com

Chetwynd Chamber of Commerce
Naomi Larsen – Executive Director
manager@chetwyndchamber.ca

Cortes Community Health Association
Jenny Hartwick – Admin Ass. admin@corteshealth.com 
Marilyn Fitzmaurice – Head Administrator ccha@twincomm.ca

East Shore Kootenay Lake Community Health Society
Linda Cassidy – President  casss3@telus.net 
Peggy Skelton – Vice President  skelton.peggy@gmail.com  
Tom Wishart – Treasurer      tom.wishart@usask.ca     
Margaret Crossley – Secretary      mfocrossley@gmail.com  

Fernie – Elk Valley Hospice Society
Elke Weber – President
Barbara Parkinsob – Vice President
Jennifer O’Donell – Treasurer
elkvalleyhospice@gmail.com
 

Fort Nelson Northern Rockies Seniors Society
Joan Kinzett – Director nrss@theedge.ca
Carol Seidel – President

Fort St. John  Save Our Northern Seniors
Margaret Little – President mackeno@xplornet.ca
Jim Collins – Vice President
Connie Kaweesi ckaweesi@telus.net

Fort St. John Individual members
Margaret Little
Jim Little

Fraser Lake Individual members
Elaine and Bob Storey
ebstorey54@gmail.com

Greater Trail Hospice Society
info@trailhospice.org
Brenda Hooper – Chair
Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid – Vice Chair
Gail Potter – Secretary
Barbara Gibson – Treasurer

Hedley/Vancouver Individual member
William Day – witsend001@gmail.com

Hornby & Denman Community Healthcare Society  www.hornbydenmanhealth.com
Bill Engleson – President bengleson@telus.net
Lori Nawrot – Executive Director lori@hornbydenmanhealth.com


Invermere – Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley
Michèle Neider – Executive Director ed@hospicesocietycv.com
Daneve McAffer – President
Barb Gagatek – Treasurer

Kaslo and Area D Health Care Select Committee
Karissa Strosheim – Contact person admin@kaslo.ca
Suzan Hewat – Mayor and Chair
Aimee Watson – Vice Chair
Elizabeth Ross – Secretary

Kaslo – Hospice Society of North Kootenay Lake
Beverley Peacock – Executive Director hospice@kaslo.org

Langley – BC Association of Community Response Networks
Sharon Johnson – Director of Administrative Services sharon.johnson@bccrns.ca
BC Ass. of Community Response Networks 

Nakusp Village
Cheryl Martens – CAO cao@nakusp.ca
Tom Zelenik – Mayor

Nanaimo Individual member
Jane Osborne BC Community Response Networks Regional Mentor
jane_osborne@telus.net

Nelson  Age Friendly Community Initiative Advisory Committee
Corrine Younie cyounie@nelsoncares.ca

Nelson Community First Health Co-op (Wellness and Education Centre)
Debby Zeeben – Chair zeeben@telus.net
Pegasis McGaauley – pegasisp@gmail.com
Madeline Collins collinsmadeline@gmail.com 

New Denver Hospice Society
Ana Bokstrom – Coordinator
Leslie Beare – Chair
Colin Moss – Vice Chair      

New Denver  Slocan Chamber of Commerce – Health Committee
Colin Moss – Chair chamber@slocanlake.com
Janice Gustafson
Lisa Haddelton – Recruiter

New Denver Select Health Committee
Leonard Casley – Mayor mayor@newdenver.ca 
Colin Moss – Councillor ccm99@telus.net

Oliver Desert Valley Hospice Society
Donna Coordan – Executive Director
info@desertvalleyhospicesociety.org


Pender Harbour Health Centre 
Susann Richter – COO
phhc.coo@eastlink.ca

Pender Island Health Care Society
Marion Alksne – Executive Director execdir@penderislandhealth.ca
Gary Steeves – President
Wendy MacDonald – Vice President
http://www.penderislandhealth.ca

Port Alberni  Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Nursing Services
Jeannette Watts – Nursing Manager jeannette.watts@nuuchahnulth.org 
Lynnette Lucas – Director, NTC Health Department

Powell River Voices
Drena McCormack drenajean@yahoo.ca

Princeton Support Our Health Care Society (SOHC)
Edward Staples – President edwardstaples8@gmail.com
Bill Day – Vice President witsend001@gmail.com
Nienke Klaver – Secretary tulameennienke@gmail.com

Quadra Island Health Society
Elizabeth Doak – Secretary md3590@telus.net

Revelstoke Hospice Society
revhosp@telus.net 

Roberts Creek/Sunshine Coast Individual member
Johanna Trimble johanna@daletrimble.com

Salt Spring Island Community Health Society (SSCHS)
Jennifer Williams – President 130jewill@gmail.com 
Martha Taylor – Vice President & Acting Treasurer marthataylor02@gmail.com 
Jane Horsburgh – Secretary magnamum@shaw.ca

Salmon Arm – Shuswap Hospice Society
Cookie Langenfeld – Executive Director admin@shuswaphospice.ca

Sicamous Eagle Valley Community Support Society
Pam Beech pbeech@telus.net
evcrs@telus.net

Sicamous and District
Malcolm Makayev – Councillor MMakayev@sicamous.ca  
Colleen Anderson canderson@sicamous.ca

Silverton
Hillary Elliott CAO helliott@silverton.ca

Slocan
Madeleine Perriere – Councillor mperriere@villageofslocan.ca 
Jessica Lunn (alt.) – Mayor

Sorrento and Area Community Health Centre Society
Barry Stokes – President stokesbarry54@gmail.com
Marilyn Clark – Past President marilynatlegacy@telus.net
Allan Hanson – Director allanhansonah@gmail.com

South Shuswap Health Services Society
Sue McCrae – President ds.mc@telus.net 
Sandi Reutlinger – Vice President
Doug Brown – Past President dougab6@gmail.com

Stigma-Free Society
Andrea Paquette – President Andrea.Paquette@stigmafreesociety.com 

Sunshine Coast Resource Centre – Seniors Planning Table
Pat Hunt – Co-Chair
Jan Bird – Co Chair
Asja Hadzismajlovich – Executive Director
Michelle Bruecker – Manager Seniors Program seniorsprograms@resourcecentre.ca            

Trail Society for Protection and Care of Seniors (SPCS)
Wendy Harvey – President
Candy Parrilla cparrilla888@gmail.com
Janice Androsoff – Past President jandrosoff@netidea.com          
Theresa Buchner tandt79@telus.net      

Valemount – Individual member
John Grogan grogan_email@yahoo.ca 

Valemount – Individual member
Kurien Thomas kurienthomas@aol.com

Vancouver Rural Coordination Centre of BC
Stuart Johnston – RCCbc Representative cstuartjohnston@gmail.com

Vancouver – Individual member
Marcy Cohen – marcycohen192@gmail.com

Vancouver UBC Centre for Rural Health Research/Rural Evidence Review
Jude Kornelsen – Co-Director jude.kornelsen@familymed.ubc.ca

News/Articles/Interviews

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IT’S TIME FOR GOVERNMENTS TO LISTEN TO WORKERS IN LONG-TERM CARE HOMES 

COVID-19 Has Exposed the Perils of ‘Financialized’ Seniors’ Care

Advocates demand end to extra billing, upset over 15.9 million federal claw back

Scientists just beginning to understand the many health problems caused by COVID-19

All Canadians deserve pharmacare, not just MPs

The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them

Canada’s for-profit model of long-term care has failed the elderly, says leading expert

Rural citizen health councils empower communities: BC researchers

China Caring for our Seniors

Andrew Longhurst: B.C. needs to significantly boost supply of public assisted living for seniors

Quebec’s winter clinics far from the panacea promised by health minister. [Urgent Primary Care Centres UPCCs]

Don’t buy pharma’s lies about a universal pharmacare program

Study: Primary Care Doctors Increase Life Expectancy, But Does Anyone Care?
Robert Pearl, M.D. – Healthcare

National drug care plan funding announcement creates more questions

Canada has the key to lowering drug prices. Here’s why it won’t be used any time soon 

Universal Pharmacare and Federalism

Why are we letting corporate medicine take hold in Vancouver’s new urgent care centres?

Pharma companies could be forced to reveal payments to B.C. doctors 

(Similkameen Spotlight) Too many Canadians can’t afford their medication
SOHC (Support Our Health Care) – Letter to the Editor