Government Programs

BC Ministry of Health

Address: 1515 Blanshard Street
Victoria V8W 3C8
Toll free Telephone: 1-800-465-4911 

The Ministry of Health has overall responsibility for ensuring that quality, appropriate, cost effective and timely health services are available for all British Columbians.

Services Provided:
– Health & Drug Coverage
– Accessing Health Care
– Health Forms
– Health Care Complaints
– Office of the Provincial Health Officer
– Office of Indigenous Health
– B.C. Guidelines
– Emergency Medical Assistants
– Setting Priorities


Compassionate Care Benefit (EI)

North Shore Service Canada Centre
Address: 221 Esplanade W
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: Toll-Free: 1-800-206-7218 & TTY: 1-800-529-3742

Compassionate care benefits are Employment Insurance (EI) benefits paid to people who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill and who has a significant risk of death. A maximum of 26 weeks of compassionate care benefits may be paid to eligible people.

Care or support of a family member means:
•providing psychological or emotional support; or
•arranging for care by a third party; or
•directly providing or participating in the care.

To be eligible for compassionate care benefits, you must be able to show that:
•your regular weekly earnings from work have decreased by more than 40 percent; and
•you have accumulated 600 insured hours of work in the last 52 weeks, or since the start of your last claim (this period is called the qualifying period).

Apply Here…


Non Emergency BC Ambulance Service

Address: 403 – 771 Vernon Avenue, Gateway Village,
Victoria, BC V8W 9R5
Phone Service : Non Emergency BC Ambulance: 604-872-5151

Billing Phone: 250-356-0052 or Toll Free: 1-800-665-7199
Billing Email:
Billing Website:

There are a variety of payment options for you to choose from. Your BC Ambulance Service bill can be paid by direct payment, credit card, cheque or money order. All payments must be made in Canadian funds. If it is an emergency call 9-1-1.


Health Insurance BC

Phone: Toll-free: 1 800 663-7100 or Lower Mainland: 604 683-7151
Phone Device for the Deaf (TDD) Vancouver: 604 775-0303 or elsewhere in B.C.: 1 800 661-8773

On behalf of the B.C. government, Health Insurance BC (HIBC) administers medical coverage through:

– The Medical Services Plan (MSP) covers the cost of medically-necessary insured doctor services.

Drug coverage through:
– The PharmaCare helps B.C. residents with the cost of eligible prescription drugs, certain medical supplies, and pharmacy services. It provides assistance through several drug plans.
Fair PharmaCare programs. Coverage under this plan is based on family net income. It is available to single people or to families.



Single Parent Employment Initiative

Supported by WorkBC Services Centre North Vancouver
Address: 106-980 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC
Phone: Call toll-free 1 866 866-0800
Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) – Vancouver: 604 775-0303, Elsewhere in B.C.: 1 800 661-8773

If you are a single parent receiving income or disability assistance, you may be eligible for training and support to secure a long-term job through the Single Parent Employment Initiative. Find out if you qualify for:

– Up to 12 months of funded training or paid work experience

– Continued income or disability assistance while in training

– Child care costs covered during your training or work placement and for the first year of employment

– Transit costs to and from school

– WorkBC Employment Services Centre supports, including workshops on resume writing, interview and work preparation

– Health supplement coverage for a full year after you leave income assistance for employment. This includes dental, optical and premium–free Medical Services Plan and Pharmacare programs

– Exemptions for bursaries, grants and scholarships when you are in an approved training program


Kelty – Eating Disorders

Address: Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Entrance #85 BC Children’s Hospital
Room P3-302 – 4500 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC
Phone: Local: 604-875-2084 CRISIS LINE: 310-6789

Kelty Eating Disorders connects you with resources and information for every stage of the eating disorder journey. Find programs near you! Click Here…


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