Basics for Health Society collaborates with health care organizations to address the social and economic needs of clients and families. We train university and college students to act as resource connection volunteers in health care settings.
We are committed to an equitable health care system that recognizes basic socio-economic needs as an essential component of health care delivery. We believe strongly in the power of volunteerism and in the ingenuity and passion of post-secondary students. Basics for Health Society trains volunteers to work directly with individuals using a strengths-based approach. Our volunteers work with clients to meet their resource needs including housing, income security, food security, child care, and many others.
Many of our volunteers are preparing for careers in the health sector. Becoming a resource connection volunteer provides a broader view of the health care system and prepares aspiring health professionals to better understand the impact of the social determinants of health.