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Vancity members can vote
on a $1M award to support
the ACCESS Health Centre.

AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI)
& Cool Aid Society

Please join us as partners in community health care.  
Help us open the doors to the ACCESS Health Centre.

The following individuals are asking for your vote for AVI and Cool Aid to win the Vancity $1M award:


CLICK HERE to read endorsement from Senator Larry Campbell


CLICK HERE to read endorsement from MLA (Victoria Hillside) Rob Fleming


CLICK HERE to read endorsement from BCGEU president, George Heyman


CLICK HERE to read endorsement from Mayor of Victoria, Alan Lowe


CLICK HERE to read endorsement from MLA (Vancouver Burrard) Lorne Mayencourt


CLICK HERE to read endorsement from former Mayor of Vancouver, Phillip Owen


CLICK HERE to read endorsement from Vancouver city councillor, Tim Stevenson


CLICK HERE to read endorsement from Howard Waldner, President and CEO, Vancouver Island Health Authority

Make a difference! CLICK HERE.

For some, British Columbia evokes images of all-season gardens, rainforest and healthy living. But like many regions in North America,our province faces complex social issues. Issues such as homelessness, exclusion and marginalization. Access to quality health care for homeless and HIV/AIDS communities is a significant challenge. Consider these facts:

  • A majority of homeless people in BC report multiple health problems and over 70% do not have a doctor.
  • Over 30% of the estimated 3,000 injection drug users in the CRD, the province's capital region, do not access primary health care services.
  • There is a 22% HIV prevalence rate among injection drug users in the CRD.
  • Approximately 70% of injection drug users are infected with hepatitis C.

Our poorest residents urgently need better access to health and support services. Two leading community service organizations are joining forces to address the issue: the Cool Aid Society and AVI.

You can help us change lives. Please browse through this site to review our programs and the work of our organizations. Then click on Vote Vancity to see how you can make a difference!

Vancity members click here to vote Become a Vancity member

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