Healthy People, Healthy Communities — Mount 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, seniors/elders better living, youth issues, addiction planning, housing & homelessness, and food security.

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 in this informative BC Rural Centre webinar video.