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Ministry of Health



HealthLink BC is the gateway to access non-emergency health information and advice in British Columbia. It is a phone number (8-1-1) and a website (, both of which can be accessed 24/7/365. It is also a collection of print resources (including the BC HealthGuide Handbook) which put services and health know-how into the hands of B.C. residents.  Residents can call 8-1-1 from anywhere in the province to speak with a registered nurse, dietitian or pharmacist or to find a health resource close to their home.

The website provides medically-approved information on more than 4,000 health topics and symptoms and offers tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It also offers an integrated search and mapping function to more than 5,600 health services to help B.C. residents find health services close to their home communities.

Visit or call 8-1-1 (7-1-1 for hearing impaired)

HealthLink BC - Family, Child & Youth Health

HealthLink BC Files

Dietitian Services at HealthLinkBC

Dietitian Services at HealthLink BC are available online and by telephone to answer your diet and nutrition related questions. Call 8-1-1 free-of-charge from anywhere in B.C. to speak to a registered dietitian 8am – 8pm Monday to Thursday and 8am – 5pm Friday, or email Dietitians Services with your questions 24/7/365.

Translation services in more than 130 languages are available upon request.

Dietitian Services at HealthLinkBC: 8-1-1 (7-1-1 for hearing impaired).

BC Health Authorities

The Ministry of Health works together with BC's health authorities to provide quality, appropriate and timely health services to British Columbians.

The ministry sets province-wide goals, standards and performance agreements for health service delivery by the health authorities:

View a map of all B.C. health authorities.

Women's Issues Useful Links

Violence Against Women

Your B.C. Government - For Women

Your B.C. Government - Women's Safety

For the Record - Improvement in Domestic Violence Prevention Since 2001

For the Record - Supports For Victims of Crime and Domestic Violence

Ministry of Justice - Victim Services

Ministry of Justice - Victim Services Publications

Ministry of Social Development - Revised Bridging Employment Program

BC Housing Management Commission (BC Housing) - Women's Transition Housing and Supports Program

Women's Economic Security

Your B.C. Government - Women and the Economy

For the Record - Women in the Workforce

Ministry of Regional Economic and Skills Development - Industry Training

Provincial Crown Agency - Industry Training Authority (ITA)

Provincial Crown Agency - Opportunities for Women - ITA Women in Trades

Aboriginal Women

Pathways to Health and Healing - 2nd Report on the Health and Well Being of Aboriginal People in British Columbia - Provincial Health Officer's Report 2007

Ministry of Children and Family Development - Aboriginal Child and Family Development

Child Care

Your B.C. Government - Child Care

For the Record - Province Supports Full-Day Kindergarten

For the Record - Women in the Workforce

Ministry of Children and Family Development - Child Care

Ministry of Education - StrongStart BC

Immigrant Women

Welcome BC - Programs and Services for Immigrants

Older Women

Ministry of Health -

Federal Government

Status of Women Canada

Other Jurisdictions

Alberta - Children and Youth Services, Women's Issues

Manitoba - Manitoba Labour and Immigration, Status of Women Division

New Brunswick - Executive Council Office, Women's Issues

Newfoundland and Labrador - Women's Policy Office

Northwest Territories - Office of the Women's Advisory

Nova Scotia - Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Ontario - Ontario Women's Directorate

Prince Edward Island - Community Services, Seniors and Labour, Interministerial Women's Secretariat

Quebec - Ministre de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine

Saskatchewan - Status of Women Office

Yukon - Women's Directorate