Mt. Waddington Health Network
More than ever, rural/remote communities and First Nations across BC are grappling with serious health & wellness challenges. That is certainly the case in the sparsely populated Regional District of Mt Waddington.
Through a series of conversations during the Island Health strategic planning consultation process in 2005, and a subsequent community and multi-stakeholder dialogue the year after, a community-driven mechanism and process that empowered area citizens, giving them both a voice and the ability to actively participate in improving the health outcomes in their region, led to the creation of the Mt. Waddington Health Network in 2006.
Over the past 14 years, the Network has notched notable accomplishments, in fields as varied as transportation, older adults/elders better living, youth issues, addiction planning, housing & homelessness, and food security.
Join us for an informative hour on November 25 at 3 p.m. PST, and learn how and why the Mt. Waddington Health Network was formed, how it works and what it does, who participates in it, how it measures success, its working relationship with Island Health, and how its experience might be applicable to other rural BC regions.