People for a Healthy Community

People for a Healthy Community (PHC) has evolved and grown with the needs and requirements of the community. We are for everyone on Gabriola. We believe that all of us are needed to help fulfill our aim of an inclusive, strong, prosperous community that is responsive, caring and sustainable. By building local capacity and connections we strengthen the social networks that make Gabriola a safe and healthy place to live.

Stocking the shelves with Village Foods.

Our Mandate
People for a Healthy Community on Gabriola Island (PHC) is a non-profit social service agency and community resource centre. We have been operating on Gabriola since 1996.
We believe that the contribution and input from all Gabriola residents is necessary to fulfill our aim of an inclusive and strong community that is responsive, caring and sustainable.  By building local capacity and connections we work to strengthen the social networks that make Gabriola a safe and healthy place to live.

Seniors Luncheon at the Rollo Centre.

We work to support the health and well-being of all members of our community including seniors, children, families, and individuals by offering a range of essential and participant-centred services.

 

School Children in the gardens!

We often work in collaboration with other non-profits and service organizations on the island, and we are generously supported by local businesses. All of our programs are run with the input, support and hard work of more than one hundred committed volunteers.

We maintain our robust menu of programs through the financial support of individual and corporate donors on Gabriola, as well as foundations and public support programs.

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2017 Spring Extravaganza

With over 200 people in attendance, our 2017 Spring Extravaganza was a success with thousands raised for People for a Healthy Community. Many thanks to all who attended, donated to the silent auction and participated in the evening!

Thank you to Joan Owen for taking these pictures.

Silent Auction
Setting up
Silent Auction
Silent Auction
Bodil
All the fixings
Silent Auction
“Deja Vu”
Chris Doherty
Kelly Field
Brenda
“Deja Vu”
“Deja Vu”
On the deck
Charlie
Steve and Jerry
Jerry Ellins
Phil Owen