How you can make a difference
As a community-owned health centre, we must turn to the community for a successful fund-raising campaign.
Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that the Bowen Island Health Centre would be eligible for any provincial capital funding. Based on the capital funding available through the provincial budget process, the Ministry of Health works with Treasury Board and health authorities to identify priority projects regionally and provincially and then allocates funding accordingly. For planning purposes, capital projects and funding are classified into two categories:
- Priority investment. This is specific funding for assets, including building improvements. Priority investment is allocated to specific projects on a priority basis, case by case.
- Routine capital investment. This is restricted to asset improvement projects. Routine capital investment is primarily allocated to the health authorities on a formula basis.
Bowen Island does not fit either of these categories, so we must turn to the generosity of the community to bring healthcare close to home.
Our goal is to raise $5.0 million to cover the costs associated with the construction, build-out to codes and standards for a safe, effective healthcare facility, professional and service fees, fixtures, furnishings and equipment. This amount will help assure a health centre designed and constructed for current and future health service needs of the community.
You can help bring health care close to home by building our community health centre through your pledges.
|By pledging:||You will help the community:|
|$500,000 – $1,000,000||Build the superstructure|
|$250,000 – $499,999||Build the primary care rooms|
|$100,000 – $249,999||Build the urgent care area|
|$10,000 – $99,999||Build rooms for the allied health professionals|
|$1,000 – $9,999||Build the public programming area|
|$50 – $999||Purchase medical equipment|
Bowen Island Health Centre Foundation
PO Box 316, Bowen Island, BC, V0N 1G0
Photo artwork by Ron Woodall © 2018