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Project & Future Engagement

The Gabriola Health and Wellness Collaborative (GHWC) is beginning a process to identify community health and well-being priorities for residents of Gabriola, Mudge & Decourcy Islands for the next five years. To properly set these priorities, we are looking to members of the community like you to provide input and get involved, in two ways.

 

First, communities members participated in a survey to tell us their priorities for action and the steps that can be taken to improve the health and wellbeing of our community members.

 

Second, a public community meeting was held June 23 to review the results of the survey and set priorities and identify actions to address them.  The meeting was recorded through the Zoom platform, and you can access the link to the recording below.

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Survey

A survey was conducted

May 10-25, 2022
to hear from residents about current priorities for action, and steps that can be taken to improve the health and wellbeing of our community members.
The level of engagement was extraordinary, with 436 responses and over 4000 written comments.

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Public Engagement

A public community meeting was held
June 23rd @ the Community Hall
to review the results of the survey
and identify priorities and action steps.

The meeting was recorded through Zoom (low res quality). To view the recording and access the documents presented at the meeting, click below:

How the research and your information will be handled:

The health and wellness needs of the community will be captured through two public engagement activities: the community survey (active May 10-25)
and a community planning workshop June 23rd.

 

Gabriola Health and Wellness Collaborative members will then develop a
5-year plan to address the critical issues identified through the survey and community engagement activities.

 

Information gathered through the survey will be anonymous and no identifying information will be captured in the analysis of the data. In addition to being available electronically, paper copies of the survey were available at the Gabriola Library. The information gathered in the survey will form the basis for discussions in the community planning workshop. Data analysis will be done by two experienced researchers.

Your input and our planning are especially important in our current context.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the impacts of climate change,
and the important work of reconciliation between
non-Indigenous and Indigenous peoples in Canada
all pose particular challenges and offer opportunities for our communities. 

 

This makes planning for improving health and wellness even more critical.

Your voice matters.

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