Community Consultations

We Want Your Input on Heart Health!

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Did you know that 9 in 10 Canadians has one more more risk factors for Heart Disease?

Join us online or in the following communities to:

  • Learn about current services
  • Share your thoughts on what's working and what could be done better
  • Tell us what you'd like to see in the future

We hope you'll participate, no registration required. Please share these invitations with others in your community!

Online Consultation

Any resident in Northern BC may contribute online to this consultation on heart health, whether you attend a meeting or not. Visit  Thoughtexchange and take a few minutes to share your thoughts, then review and rate the thoughts from others.  This will be confidential and you'll also have online access to a final report summarizing everyone’s ideas on the topic. 

 

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September 17, 2018: Fort Nelson Community Consultation

Monday, September 17, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
Northern Rockies Recreation Centre
5500 Alaska Highway
Fort Nelson, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required
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September 18, 2018: Fort Nelson Indigenous Community Consultation

Join us for a conversation with people from the Indigenous community about their experiences with heart health services.  Everyone is welcome to participate, including Chiefs, Council members, health and wellness staff, Elders, patients and their families/support networks and community members.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
9 am - 10:30 am
Fort Nelson First Nation Health & Wellness Centre, Circle Room
Fort Nelson, BC

  • Light breakfast will be provided
  • No registration required
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September 18, 2018: Fort St. John Community Consultation

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
North Peace Cultural Centre
10015 - 100 Avenue
Fort St. John, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required
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September 19, 2018: Fort St. John Indigenous Community Consultation

Join us for a conversation with people from the Indigenous community about their experiences with heart health services.  Everyone is welcome to participate, including Chiefs, Council members, health and wellness staff, Elders, patients and their families/support networks and community members.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9 am - 10:30 am
North Peace Cultural Centre
10015 - 100 Avenue
Fort St. John, BC

  • Light breakfast will be provided
  • No registration required
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September 19, 2018: Dawson Creek Community Consultation

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
Stonebridge, Fixx Urban Grill
512 Highway 2
Dawson Creek, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
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September 20, 2018: Dawson Creek Stakeholders & Providers Focus Group

Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:30 am - 9 am
Stonebridge, Fixx Urban Grill
512 Highway 2
Dawson Creek, BC

  • Breakfast will be provided
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September 20, 2018: Chetwynd Patients & Families Focus Group

Participation in this focus group is limited. If you have personal experience of cardiac care services and would like to attend please:

Thursday, September 20, 2018
1 pm - 2:30 pm

Your comments will be confidential and will be used to help create recommendations to improve services in Northern BC.

  • Refreshments will be provided
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September 20, 2018: Chetwynd Community Consultation

Thursday, September 20, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
Pine Valley Senior's Rec Centre
5312 - 47 Ave
Chetwynd, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required
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September 21, 2018: Fort St. John Stakeholders & Providers Focus Group

Friday, September 21, 2018
Noon - 1:30 pm
Fort St. John Hospital, Boardroom 0705
8407-112 Ave
Fort St. John, BC

  • Lunch will be provided
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September 24, 2018: Terrace Patients & Families Focus Group

Participation in this focus group is limited. If you have personal experience of cardiac care services and would like to attend please:

Monday, September 24, 2018
1 pm - 2:30 pm

Your comments will be confidential and will be used to help create recommendations to improve services in Northern BC.

  • Refreshments will be provided
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September 24, 2018: Kitimat Community Consultation

Monday, September 24, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
Kitimat General Hospital, Multipurpose Room
920 Lahakas Blvd South
Kitimat, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required
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September 25, 2018: Terrace Stakeholders & Providers Focus Group

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Noon - 1:30 pm
Mills Memorial Hospital, Education Room
4720 Haugland Ave
Terrace, BC 

  • Lunch will be provided
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September 25, 2018: Terrace Community Consultation

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
Best Western Terrace Inn, Skeena Room
4553 Grieg Avenue
Terrace, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required
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September 26, 2018: Hazelton Indigenous Community Consultation

Wednesday September 26, 2018
Noon - 1:30 pm
Mountainview Church, basement
2510 - Hwy 62
Hazelton, BC

  • Lunch will be provided
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September 26, 2018: Hazelton Community Consultation

Wednesday September 26, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
Mountainview Church, basement
2510 - Hwy 62
Hazelton, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required
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September 27, 2018: Smithers Stakeholder & Providers Focus Group

Stakeholder & service providers:

Thursday September 27, 2018
12 pm - 1:30 pm
Healthy Living Centre 
1070 Main Street
Smithers, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required
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September 27, 2018: Smithers Community Consultation

Everyone welcome:

Thursday September 27, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge 
3251 East Highway 16
Smithers, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required
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October 9, 2018: Vanderhoof Stakeholders & Providers Focus Group

Tuesday October 9, 2018
Noon - 1:30 pm
Community Integris/YMCA
186 Columbia St
Vanderhoof, BC

  • Lunch will be provided
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October 9, 2018: Vanderhoof Community Consultation

Tuesday October 9, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
Community Integris/YMCA
186 Columbia St
Vanderhoof, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required
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October 10, 2018: Burns Lake Indigenous Community Consultation

Wednesday October 10, 2018
Noon - 1:30 pm
Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce – Heritage Room
540 Hwy 16 W
Burns Lake, BC

  • A light lunch will be provided
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October 10, 2018: Burns Lake Community Consultation

Wednesday October 10, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce – Heritage Room
540 Hwy 16 W
Burns Lake, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required
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October 11, 2018: Fort St. James Indigenous Community Consultation

Thursday October 11, 2018
Noon - 1:30 pm
Community Centre (upstairs)
190 Stuart Dr. E
Fort St. James, BC

  • A light lunch will be provided
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October 11, 2018: Fort St. James Community Consultation

Thursday October 11, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
Community Centre (upstairs)
190 Stuart Dr. E
Fort St. James, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required
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October 15, 2018: Village of Queen Charlotte Community Consultation

Monday October 15, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
QC Community Hall, Eric Ross Room    
Village of Queen Charlotte, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required
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October 16, 2018: Village of Queen Charlotte Patients & Families Focus Group

Participation in this focus group is limited. If you have personal experience of cardiac care services and would like to attend please:

Tuesday October 16 2018
9 am - 10:30 am

Your comments will be confidential and will be used to help create recommendations to improve services in Northern BC.

  • Refreshments will be provided
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October 16, 2018: Masset Community Consultation

Tuesday October 16, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
Adult Day Centre
510 Naanii Road
Masset, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required
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October 17, 2018: Masset Indigenous Community Consultation

Wednesday October 17, 2018
9 am - 10:30 am
Coast Mountain College - Room 190
2151 Tahayghen
Masset, BC

  • A light lunch will be provided
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October 17, 2018: Prince Rupert Community Consultation

Wednesday October 17, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
Jim Ciccone Civic Centre
Prince Rupert, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required
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October 18, 2018: Prince Rupert Stakeholders & Providers Focus Group

Thursday October 18, 2018
7:30 am - 9 am
Prince Rupert Regional Hospital - Room 429
1305 Summit Avenue
Prince Rupert, BC

  • Breakfast will be provided
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October 29, 2018: Valemount Patients & Families Focus Group

Participation in this focus group is limited. If you have personal experience of cardiac care services and would like to attend please:

Monday October 29, 2018
Noon -1:30 pm

Your comments will be confidential and will be used to help create recommendations to improve services in Northern BC.

  • Lunch will be provided
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October 29, 2018: Valemount Community Consultation

Monday October 29, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
Best Western Valemount Inn, Eagles View Banquet Room
1950 Hwy 5 South
Valemount, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required
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November 1, 2018: Quesnel Stakeholders & Providers Focus Group

Details TBD

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November 1, 2018: Quesnel Community Consultation

Thursday November 1, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
TBD
Quesnel, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required

 

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November 13, 2018: Prince George Community Consultation

Tuesday November 13, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
Prince George Civic Centre
808 Canada Games Way
Prince George, BC

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • No registration required
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November 14, 2018: Prince George Patients & Families Focus Group

Participation in this focus group is limited. If you have personal experience of cardiac care services and would like to attend please:

Wednesday November 14, 2018
Noon - 1:30 pm

Your comments will be confidential and will be used to help create recommendations to improve services in Northern BC.

  • Lunch will be provided.
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November 15, 2018: Prince George Stakeholders & Providers Focus Group

Details TBD

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Previous Consultations

Community Consultation: Growing Up Healthy in Northern BC (2016)

The report, entitled “Growing Up Healthy in Northern BC” contains ideas, comments, feedback and suggestions from people throughout the north. Consultations were held in over a dozen communities. In addition, focus groups were held in some communities including focus groups specifically with youth and First Nations communities.

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Community Consultation: Let's Talk About Healthy Aging and Seniors' Wellness (2013)

Northern Health's 2013 public consultation, Let's Talk about Healthy Aging and Seniors' Wellness, provided the opportunity to engage citizens in Northern BC in conversations about what it means to be well and how to stay healthy as one ages.

Watch Dr. Charles Jago give an introduction to the 2013 Healthy Aging and Seniors' Health Consultation report on our Northern Health YouTube channel.

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Community Consultation: Men's Health (2011)
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Community Consultation: Let's Talk About Primary Health Care (2009)

In fall 2009, Northern Health held public meetings on primary health care across northern BC (18 communities) so that Northerners could provide their input on activities and services that support good health. Almost a thousand people in participated.

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Community Consultation: Let's Talk About Addictions and Mental Health (2007)

Northern Health held this community consultation in May, June and July of 2007. Over 800 people participated, including those from 15 First Nations communities.

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Community Consultation: Let's Talk About Health (2004/5)

This consultation provided feedback that shaped Northern Health's operations and strategic plan.

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