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Click a link below to get more information on our committees, helpful links, and regional initiatives.

Ledge Point, Port McNeill Chamber of Com


  • Island Health Mental Health & Substance Use

  • Divisions of Family Practice

  • Gwa'sala Nakwaxda'kw Health Centre

  • Fort Rupert Health Centre

  • First Nations Health Authority 

  • North Island Crisis & Counselling Centre Society

  • Discovery Youth 

  • Ministry of Child and Family Development 

Vision, Mission, and Values of the Wellness First Committee:



Healthy people, healthy communities.



Work to reduce the instances of harm to people impacted by health inequities, addictions, housing insecurity, the impacts of trauma, the impacts of racism, and access to transportation services.


Respect, inclusion, diversity, lived experience, all incremental accomplishments, & collective action.

Goals of the 2020 – 2022 Wellness First Committee:

Short Term Goals: 

1. Housing Coalition operational 

2. Transportation study complete

3. Update of the 2012 Addiction and Recovery Services Plan started

4. A poverty reduction and work-support initiative outlined and started

Medium Term Goals:

1. Social housing start in the region

2. Support and grow the VTN in cooperation with community partners

3. Reduce the unemployment and poverty rate by promotion of job skills and available supports 

Long Term Goals:

1. Reduce the instances of addiction and substance use

2. Reduce the number of people accessing acute care

3. Provide leadership and guidance to communities looking to work to solve  issues around mental health, substance use, and access to food, shelter and water. 

Wellness First
Co-Chair: Pat Corbett-Labatt, District of Port Hardy 
Co-Chair: Fred Robertson, District of Port Hardy 
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