Welcome to the GABRIOLA AUXILIARY
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Our mission is to support health care programs and patient comfort services on Gabriola Island such as Meals on Wheels and Drivers to Doctors.
The Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care Society (Gabriola Auxiliary, for short) is a non-profit organization incorporated under the Societies' Act of British Columbia, and a member of the British Columbia Association of Health Care Auxiliaries (BCAHA).
Drivers to Doctors Program
Can you help?
Call Marni Laird for info ph: 250-713-8018.
What do you know about our Drivers to Doctors Program?
Thank you to Our Drivers
January 2020 we had 12 drives, 6 local and 6 to Nanaimo, with a total of 40 hours.
December 2019 there were 15 trips, 9 local and 6 to Nanaimo, total of 34.75 hours.
November 2019 there were 13 trips, 9 local and 4 to Nanaimo, total of 35 hours.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Do you know of anyone who can benefit from this service?
Gabriola Meals on Wheels needs some new drivers!
Every second week, either Mondays or Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:45pm. We have 2 routes which we try to finagle to be near where you live. Each route has about 7 recipients.
We are a close group of nice people, if I do say so myself. If you want to join us, email me
If you need Meals on Wheels delivered to your home, call Meals on Wheels Nanaimo at (250) 753-1300 weekdays (9-11:45 am.), or visit the website for more information about the program, eligibility and cost.
Meals on Wheels January 2020 Report
15 volunteers drove an average of 3 hours each, with a total of 47.5 hours.
GABE Shop - New Store Manager
The board has recently hired a new store manager after Carol Fergusson left us after being awarded the position of Executive Director of the Gabriola Arts Council. We wish Carol all the best in this new stage of her life. We advertised the position in the Sounder for two weeks. We received 6 applicants of which three were shortlisted. Interviews were conducted and the successful applicant was Rhonda Bruce.
Rhonda was working as a receptionist at the Haven. She was involved as a volunteer with GAC and other not for profit organization. We look forward to working with her once the store reopens.
The GABE shop Welcomes You!
The Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care is looking for volunteers to work at The GABE Shop. Shifts are three hours and you can work once a week or once a month. No previous retail experience required, training provided. We are a pretty relaxed crew and like to laugh.
Come down to the shop and ask for Carol if you'd like to know more.
The BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries was established in 1945 to promote education, leadership, effective communication, and high standards of performance as key factors in member Auxiliaries’ success. Currently, BCAHA’s member auxiliaries in BC represent more than 6,254 adult volunteers and 350 youth volunteers. In 2018, member Auxiliaries devoted more than 1,235,634 volunteer hours and donated more than $9,946,000 to purchase much-needed healthcare equipment at the local level, and to enhance the care and comfort of patients and their families.
We keep our members knowledgeable with timely information and resource material through our website, a regular newsletter and face-to-face interaction at the local and provincial levels, including annual provincial and regional annual general meetings and conferences.
BCAHA Contact info:
Address: 707- 318 Homer St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 2V2
Phone number: 250-701-3465
Have you heard about F.E.T.C.H. ?
For Everything That's Community Health
It is a website
-where you can learn about all the services on Gabriola Island that support community health and wellness
-visit the website to learn what resources there are currently on the island to meet you and your family's needs
Gabriola Island Video
'A GP For Me'
Mission Statement....”To support community health education, healthcare and patient comfort services on Gabriola Island.”
Visit us at our office at:
The GABE Shop
560 North Road, Gabriola Island, BC
Tel: (250) 325-4223 Email:
The Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care Society, P.O. Box 219, Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X0
Tel: (250) 325-4223