Happy Birthday to Us!

Basics for Health Society turns 2 today! It has been another fantastic year for the organization. We've trained more than 50 new volunteer resource connectors to serve people across British Columbia. We've continued our partnership with Pain BC, and we're in the process of developing more programs with other health care organizations in the Greater Vancouver area (stay tuned for more exciting information about those projects!).

None of this would be possible without the dedication of our Board of Directors, our staff, and of course our spectacular resource connection volunteers! Thank you to everyone who has supported our growth this year. We love you, we thank you, and we're excited to see what this year brings. We're so grateful for your dedication to Basics and to people in need across BC.

Dr. Vanessa Brcic, Manjit Chand, and Sarah Dobson

Co-Founders, Basics for Health Society


Basics for Health hosts its first public event!

Tonight at The HiVE in downtown Vancouver, Basics for Health is hosting a volunteer appreciation event and public panel to coincide with our first Annual General Meeting as a society. 

The topic for tonight's panel is "Social Determinants and the Health Care System: Who Is Responsible?" Our distinguished panelists are Roberta Price, a Coast Salish elder; Trish Garner of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition; Dr. Rita McCracken, a family physician, Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC, and Associate Head of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Providence Health Care; and Dr. John Millar, Clinical Professor Emeritus at the UBC School of Public and Population Health, Vice President of the BC Public Health Association, and former BC Provincial Health Officer.

We are thrilled to be hosting this event to thank our incredible volunteers and supporters and to engage in a critical discussion about the health care system!

The event runs from 6:00 - 8:00pm at The HiVE, 210-128 West Hastings Street. 

Looking for a volunteer opportunity?

Are you a post-secondary student looking for a meaningful volunteer experience? Are you thinking about a career in the health professions? Are you dedicated, creative, and tenacious? We are currently accepting applications from individuals interested in volunteering with Pain BC's Connect for Health, a resource connection program for people living with chronic pain. Check out the volunteer application form and read about what it means to volunteer with us.