Connections for Wellness

A customizable community outreach program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

With the support from the Community Recovery Fund from the United Way, Connections for Wellness is an initiative to innovate the service delivery and program design of wellness programs offered prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Community-based researchers are exploring community needs to design programs for the future.

Connections for Wellness aims to provides hybrid health outreach, education, ongoing support and connection for the community who are experiencing changes in their health, wellness and well-being. Topics can be customized for groups and individuals. The program is accessible at no-cost to the public in a virtual format as well in-person through participating community support centres for greater access to services.

Increasing physical access to our wellness programming (previously held virtually or in a meeting space) is our goal. In addition, personalized attention and guidance to connect individuals to resources and support is an invaluable service for the individual and our community. If required or simply requested, volunteers that support the program facilitator can be available to accompany participants to meet community resource staff to advocate for client's wellness and needs being met, and act as additional emotional support for individuals who may be experiencing social isolation and/or do not have support from a caregiver.

CCWS has identified gaps in our services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The slow return to "normal" has confirmed the specific and urgent need for accessible and engaging community-based wellness and health education and management for a wide range of people. We aim to address the extreme social isolation caused by COVID-19 and help empower community members to monitor and improve their own health by delivering this programs in-person in the Greater Victoria area. This community-based model of care is particularly important as access to medical services continue to be limited for non-urgent care in our communities.

Would your organization like to be involved? Please contact us to discuss: board@creatingcommunitywellness.com

How can you support the program?

Donations are encouraged to support this program as well as raise funds for further wellness programming. Any amount is appreciated. An official donation tax receipt will be issued for donations above $20 addressed to Creating Community Wellness Society. Donations can be made online (click the ‘Donate’ button below) or mail to: PO Box 48015, VICTORIA RPO UPTOWN, BC, V8Z 7H5.

General Inquiries:
board@creatingcommunitywellness.com

An official donation tax receipt will be issued for donations above $20 addressed to Creating Community Wellness Society.

Donations can be made online (click the ‘Donate’ button below) or mail to: c/o #200-1075 Pendergast Street, Victoria BC V8V 0A1