Community Bulletins

Covid-19 What you need to know

Community Health Notice posted: 20-Mar-2020 1:38 PM PDT

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COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool

Community Health Notice posted: 18-Mar-2020 9:42 AM PDT

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COVID-19 Guidelines for the public

Community Health Notice posted: 12-Mar-2020 1:13 PM PDT

COVID-19 Guidelines for the public

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A new online tool has launched to help navigate seniors' living options

Community Health Notice posted: 12-Dec-2019 1:02 PM PST

To help physicians navigate the possible options for assisted living for their senior patients, EngAge BC, an operating arm of BC Care Providers Association, has launched Route 65, a free and confidential online resource that connects seniors with living and wellness options across BC.

Through Route 65, seniors and their families can locate quality independent living, home health care, assisted living or long-term care options in their community. Users can also use Route 65 to seek information about commonly used terminology, or learn how to access services and connect with relevant non-profits or government agencies. The website also includes a regularly updated blog.

EngAge BC staff are available to answer questions, or provide Route 65 brochures which can be shared with seniors or their families.

For more information, please contact the Programs Advisor, Marjahn O'Connor, at

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View Document 1 Day Cancer Care Workshop in Qualicum

Community Health Notice posted: 23-Oct-2019 1:52 PM PDT

Lori McFarlane, Medical Doctor, and Erin Roman, Registered Dietitian, from InspireHealth are hosting a FREE workshop on supportive cancer care on:

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 – 10 am to 3 pm
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach
650 Berwick Road North | Qualicum Beach, BC | V9K 2T8

View Document MHSU Programs and Services - Easy Access Points - Nanaimo

Community Health Notice posted: 09-Oct-2019 10:26 AM PDT

What we offer: No Barrier/Low Barrier Services. No referral neeeded.

Confident Parents: Thriving Kids
Confident Parents: Thriving Kids is a family-focused phone-based coaching services effective in reducing mild to moderate behavioral problems and promoting healthy child developemnt in children ages 3-12.

Resource Hub Re: Seniors' Social Isolation - Nanaimo

Community Health Notice posted: 19-Aug-2019 9:25 AM PDT

Below is a link to a website developed as a one-stop knowledge hub for those who are working to reduce seniors' social isolation and to increase their social inclusion.

The website show cases the resources developed by collective impact projects designed to reduce seniors' social isolation at the population level, funded by the Government of Canada New Horizons Pan-Canadian 2015-2016 program:

This website also holds reports and other resources from around the world related to understanding and addressing seniors' social isolation and increasing their social inclusion.

View Document App for Newcomers to Canada - Nanaimo

Community Health Message posted: 15-Apr-2019 1:42 PM PDT

Weight Loss Grant Program - Nanaimo

Community Health Message posted: 01-Apr-2019 11:07 AM PDT

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View Document Education and Career Planning - Free Class - Nanaimo

Community Health Notice posted: 25-Mar-2019 10:32 AM PDT

This course is designed to help you explore your individual skills & abilities, build connections to community, and learn more about education and career possibilities!

View Document 1-Day Cancer Care Workshop in Nanaimo - Nanaimo

Community Health Notice posted: 15-Apr-2019 10:00 AM PDT

Have you or a loved one been touched by cancer? If so, please join Rachel Mark, exercise therapist, and Genevieve Stonebridge, clinical counsellor, from InspireHealth for a FREE workshop on supportive cancer care

View Document Mental Health Week Events - Nanaimo

Community Health Message posted: 02-May-2018 12:22 PM PDT

During Mental Health Week, May 7-11th, there are all kinds of free/low cost events you and your family can attend in Nanaimo. Please download the list of events attached to learn more.

The First Nations Health Authority and Island Health are warning the public following 3 confirmed cases of Vibrio cholera associated with the consumption of herring eggs on kelp/seaweed. - Nanaimo

Community Health Warning posted: 23-Mar-2018 10:45 AM PDT

The disease is characterized by sudden onset vomiting, nausea and profuse painless watery diarrhea. This can lead to rapid severe dehydration and subsequent metabolic, renal and cardiac com-plications. However, most infections are asymptomatic or mild diarrhea only. If symptomatic, please see your health care provider. An outbreak investigation is ongoing.

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Canadians have more than 1 million potentially unnecessary medical tests and treatments every year

Community Health Message posted: 07-Apr-2017 10:13 AM PDT

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Here are some tips from McMaster University on healthy aging.

Community Health Message posted: 22-Mar-2017 10:03 AM PDT

Weedless Wednesday 2017 - Ladysmith, Nanaimo

Community Health Message posted: 15-Jan-2017 8:00 AM PST

Take a walk and talk with Dr. Derek Poteryko and Dr. John Ronald as they talk about quitting smoking, the role of a respirologist, and the upcoming Weedless Wednesday.

Click here to view the video.

VICC Presents: The KIDS Conference - Nanaimo

Community Health Message posted: 16-Jan-2016 9:30 AM PST

The Vancouver Island Conference Centre created the first ever KIDS Conference in Nanaimo, BC so that parents and children in our community would be able to discover and learn about resources around the community. The KIDS Conference is focused on bridging the gap between all economic backgrounds, and promoting a future for all children. Featuring entertainment, speakers, vendors and more. Best of all, admission is free!
The goal of The KIDS Conference is to promote knowledge + inclusion + discovery + support for parents and children 12 and under.

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Walk With Your Doc - Gabriola Island, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville

Community Health Message posted: 16-Sep-2015 10:36 AM PDT

Take the opportunity to "Walk with your Doc" every second Saturday of the month at Maffeo Sutton Park. The group meets at 10:00 am under the spirit tent.
On the fourth Saturday of every month "Walk and Talk With Your Doc" at Bowen Complex on the 2nd floor at 10:00 am where there will be a 10 minute health discussion followed by a walk in that park.
We look forward to seeing you there!!!

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Community Health Message posted: 06-Mar-2015 3:38 PM PST

Please see the attached letter regarding Hepatitis A precautions for shoppers at Nanaimo’s Superstore

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Community Health Message posted: 02-Aug-2016 9:22 PM PDT

Meet up with some Nanaimo GPs 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month at Maffeo Sutton Park's Spirit Square.