The BC Health Coalition is a network of individuals and organizations with a shared passion for public health care. Our coalition community is comprised of over 600,000 people in B.C. - and growing.
We are young people, seniors, health care workers, faith communities, health policy experts, and people with disabilities.
In sum, we work to continually improve the system we all rely on, and to uphold the values of caring and fairness that our system represents. We believe care should be there for everyone when we need it, regardless of our age, gender, income level, or the town we live in.
We're a non-profit and non-partisan organization.
BCHC has a small, hard-working staff team, a network of dedicated health care policy experts, and many committees of community representatives who support our work.
Adam brings over a decade of experience as a campaigner, strategist and organizer for positive social change. He was formally the National Director for the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, an educator with the Gulf Island Centre for Ecological Learning, and founder of Eatable East Van, a community food sustainability network. In his past position as Education Director for Check Your Head: the Youth Global Education Network, he co-developed the BC Health Coalition’s Check Up project, an initiative to educate and engage youth in BC around the issue of public health care. Adam has served as a board member for numerous education, public health and environmental organizations.
Terrie has had a vibrant and varied career in non-profit administration. First in the arts sector, fundraising and marketing for The Canadian Opera Company, National Ballet of Canada & Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. But it was social justice that was her true passion. She worked at End Legislated Poverty and then became the first coordinator of the BC Health Coalition. In 2004 family brought her to Portland, Oregon where, as Industry Support Director for Oregon Opportunity Network, she developed a statewide skills development and peer support program for the non-profit affordable housing industry. Now back in Vancouver, she is thrilled to once again be involved in public health care, and back with the BC Health Coalition.
Jennifer has a long time interest in the intersection of health and social justice. She previously worked as a research assistant with the RICHER Initiative, a multi-disciplinary team connected with Children's Hospital who focus on child and family health in Vancouver's inner city. While there, she supported a food-security initiative for teens, developed a guide to accessing low-barrier legal services and supported residents to advocating to stop the sale of public housing. Jennifer was introduced to the world of data-bases, digital storytelling, and online campaigning while working at Leadnow.ca. She is delighted to contribute these skills to her work at the health coalition.