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 (www.HealthLinkBC.ca), 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 www.HealthLinkBC.ca 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).
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 Public Safety and Solicitor General - Victim Services
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General - 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
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
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
Ministry of Regional Economic and Skills Development - Programs and Services - For Immigrants
Ministry of Health - SeniorsBC.ca
Status of Women Canada
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