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.
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.
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.
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.
Every year during the holiday season the staff and volunteers at PHC work extra hard to make sure that all of our community members have a joy filled holiday season.
Our annual Spirit Feast event where EVERYONE is welcome to celebrate together on December 25th with a wonderful meal and good cheer is happening this year at the Community Hall.
The Christmas Bureau and Hampers make a huge difference! With the help and support of the community and our partners, we can make sure that bellies will be full, warm clothing is distributed and children will get a special gift.
We could not reach these goals with out the support of the whole community and especially our partners, such as Village Foods, the Fire Department and Gabriola Players, who are putting on a reading of Scrooge with all proceeds going to the hampers Dec. 17th at the Golf Course. 🙂
From all of us at PHC, thank you for making a difference in your community and may you be blessed with love, laughter and light in your hearts and homes this holiday season.
Dr. Tracy Thorne and Brenda Fowler presented at the Canadian Public Health Association National Conference recently. Click here to view their PowerPoint presentation titled Impact of Collaborative Effort: Improves Community Health and Wellness.
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!
A big THANK YOU to to the Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department and the community for donating to the Food & Toy Drive. Happy smiles and cups of hot chocolate were enjoyed by all last night. We are still tallying the donation weight! Stay tuned for updates. Thank you to Judith M. for the photo.