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The BC Health Literacy Networks

Section 2: Health Literacy Resources


Mental Health Literacy Websites:

  • The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is British Columbia’s information source for children, youth and families experiencing mental health and substance use challenges:
  •  A provincial website designed to help youth and young adults in British Columbia check out how they’re feeling and quickly connect to mental health resources and support
  • The provincial website of the BC Partners for Mental Health & Addictions, helping British Columbians to access mental health and substance use information, resources and tools.
  • The More We Get Together: A Conversation About Health Literacy”

These days it seems that the term Health Literacy is everywhere. But what is Health Literacy and why is it important? In this webinar recorded on November 5th, 2015, we explore these questions and engage in a conversation that looked at how a Health Literacy lens can improve health work. Through concrete, practical examples we also describe how Health Literacy can be incorporated into health and literacy work. This webinar will be of interest to practitioners in health and literacy fields as well as anyone interested in how Health Literacy affects and can improve practice.

The webinar was presented through a partnership between the BC Health Literacy Network , The Centre for Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation; and Decoda Literacy Solutions.


Connie Davis, MN, ARNP
Leona Gadsby, Decoda Literacy Solutions

Health Literacy Publications, Presentations BC by BC Authors and Speakers


Other Websites:



Health Literacy in Canada  – A Primer for Students (2014)
by Laurie Hoffman-Goetz, Lorie Donelle, & Rukhsana Ahmed



An Intersectoral Approach to Improving Health Literacy for Canadians: A Discussion Paper (2012)



The Learning for Health Toolkit is now available for community organizations to use to support engagement and planning.


Other resources:

BC Health Literacy Strategy_ 2010


Training & Workshops: