The Comox Valley Community Health Network is a forum for our community to identify, prioritize and take collaborative action to make improvements in determinants of health. We focus on areas for change that require the involvement of multiple people, groups and organizations to develop and implement solutions. Our network includes Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland, K’ómoks First Nation and area A, B and C in the Comox Valley Regional District.
What is possible:
Alberni-Clayoquot Health Network developed a poverty reduction protocol for their region and are working with local governments to implement the protocol. Mount Waddington Health Network increased access to public transportation and improved transportation networks.
Who we are looking for:
We are not necessarily looking for people from specific agencies or organizations. Instead, we are looking for individuals with a variety of perspectives, self-identities, and skills. There will be three designated positions on the Coordinating Circle: 1 Island Health, 1 CVRD, 1 K’omoks First Nation. Maybe it isn’t you, but someone you know. Please ask them, since the personal ask is more effective. We are starting small (10-12 members) and will be building to 20, once we are more well known, taking on projects and actions. If you get involved now, you can have your say on priority setting. You can always move to an action team later. You can also move laterally within the network to focus on projects which interest you.
- 1-2 year terms
- make a difference
- get in at the beginning of something special and different
- bring your voice to the table, especially if you feel your voice has not been heard
- build skills, meet people, get connected to community
- call or email for more information, to talk, ask questions, etc.
How can I get involved?
You can contact us with questions, attend events and meetings hosted by the network, join an Action Team to work on a network priority, participate on the Coordinating Circle.