The Chilliwack Hospital & Health Care Foundation was established with one goal in mind – to improve the health of you and your family. Our vision is a future where the citizens of Chilliwack to Boston Bar are inspired, educated and engaged in taking responsibility for their own health and the health of their communities.
Our first undertaking was to consult – to talk to, or more specifically to listen to, as many individuals and organizations as we could identify who had an interest in the health of our community. Well, that turned out to be a lot of people! And we were delighted to hear what each and every one had to say.
We were also thrilled to learn that many of them were anxious to help in any way that they could, and we’ve since developed a tremendous network of community partners.
After launching our first Community Health Campaign in May 2012 to get things started, we continued to consult and assess community health needs in more detail. In September 2012, our Board of Directors agreed on four areas of priority to guide our work over the next few years.
- Children and Youth
- Community Health Initiatives
- Hospital Initiatives
You can learn more about current initiatives on the Projects page.
Statement of Values
The Chilliwack Hospital & Health Care Foundation believes we can lead an improvement in the health of you and your family through:
1. Strategic Relationships to develop long-term Partnerships
3. Changing the way we think about Health
4. Celebrating our Successes Together as Communities
The Chilliwack Hospital and Health Care Foundation was formed in 2009 and granted charitable status in 2011. Community operations began in December 2011 with the hiring of Donna Dixson as our Director of Community Relations.
Board of Directors
The Chilliwack Hospital & Health Care Foundation is a registered Canadian charity governed by a Board of Directors.
John Jansen, President
Todd Harvey, Vice-President
Dr. Chantal Chris
Donna Dixson, Director of Community Relations
Katrina Bepple, Program Implementation, Healthy Kids Initiative
Chloe Popove, Social Media and Promotions