Other Useful Information

Provincial Nursing Hotline 811

Health Clinics

Health care workers from the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and the Port Alberni Health Unit are available to see drop-in clients at:

Bread of Life
Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays
10:30 a.m. – noon
3130 – 3rd Avenue Port Alberni
(250) 724-5711

Phoenix House & Port Alberni Shelter Society
10:30 a.m.
3626 5th Avenue Port Alberni

Port Alberni Health Unit
Daily 5 days per week
(250) 731-1322

Aboriginal Liaison Nurses

Juliet Bullock
Campbell River District General Hospital
Office: (250) 850-2460 ext. 62460
Cell: (250) 830-8865
Fax: (250) 850-2618

Laurel Anderson
Saint Joseph’s General Hospital (Comox Valley)
Office: (250) 890-3810 ext. 61044
Cell (250) 650-5714
Fax: (250) 339-1437

Helen Dunlop
Cowichan District Hospital (Duncan/ Cowichan Valley)
Office: (250) 746-6184 ext. 321
Cell: (250) 709-8204
no confidential fax

Rebecca Olesen
c/o Port Hardy Hospital (Mount Waddington)
Office: (250) 902-6011 ext. 66985
Cell: (250) 949-0340
Fax: (250) 902-6030

Carol Nelson
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Office: (250) 753-6578
Cell: (250)741-4234
no confidential fax

Vanessa Gallic
West Coast General Hospital
Office: (250)731-1370 Ext. 48109
Cell: (250)735-4319
Fax: (250)731-1342
Monique Pat
Victoria General Hospital/Royal Jubilee Hospital
Office: (250)519-1905 ext. 11905
Cell: (250) 480-8333
Fax: (250) 519-1524
Cathy Condy
Victoria General Hospital/Royal Jubilee Hospital
Office: (250)370-8847 ext. 18847
Cell: (250) 812-1464
Fax: (250) 519-1524


First Nations Health Council

Health Canada


Canadian Public Health Association

Canadian Diabetes Association


Dietitians of Canada

Community Kitchens

Cowichan Community Kitchens

Nanaimo Community Kitchen

Victoria Community Kitchens

Indigenous Food Systems Network

BC Farmer's Market Association

Nanaimo Food Share

Victoria Community Kitchens

Food Banks Canada

Family Kitchen


Nutrition & Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating & Nutrition (General)

Nutrition A-Z (Dietitians of Canada)

Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating (Health Canada)

Canada’s Food Guide: First Nations, Inuit, and Metis (Health Canada)

Health Food Guidelines for First Nations Communities

Contact a Dietitian (HealthLinkBC)

ActNow Toolkit (First Nations Health Council)

Healthy Canadians (Government of Canada)

Healthy Canadians: Food and Nutrition (Government of Canada)

Making Healthy Choices When Eating Out (HealthLinkBC)


Healthy Eating for Seniors

Healthy Eating for Seniors


Healthy Eating for Children

Early Years

Toddler’s First Steps (6 months-36 months)

Nutrition for Young Children (Vancouver Island Health Authority)

How to help your toddler eat well (HealthLinkBC)

School Age

Healthy Food Choices for School Children (Actions School BC)

Healthy Eating for Children (HealthLinkBC)

Nutrition for Children (Dietitians of Canada)

Food Labels

Reading Food Labels (Health Canada)

Serving Sizes (Dieticians of Canada)

Traditional Foods

First Nations Traditional Foods Fact Sheets


Community Food & Cooking

Local Food

List of local food vendors (Alberni Clayoquot Regional District)

Port Alberni Farmer’s Market vendors

Community Food Atlas (Vancouver Island Health Region)

Nanaimo Food Share

Community Kitchens

Community Kitchens and Gardens (Vancouver Community Network)

Fresh Choice Kitchens (How to start a community kitchen, how to find a kitchen near you, recipes, etc.)

Cowichan Community Kitchens

Nanaimo Community Kitchens

Sharing Food

Healthy Food Guidelines for First Nations Communities (First Nations Health Council)

Meal Budgeting & Food Security

Aboriginal Agricultural Initiative (Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC)

Access to Affordable Food for Aboriginal People (Eat Right Ontario)

Basic Shelf Cookbook (Canadian Public Health Association)

Safe Food Handling

Fight Bac

Preserving Food

Produce Preservation Program

Home Canning information (Eat Right Ontario)

Canning Fish (University of Alaska Fairbanks)