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B.C. records highest ever number of opioid deaths in May

The BC Coroners Service has released some disturbing new numbers around drug overdose deaths. In May, the province recorded 170 suspected illicit drug toxicity deaths — the highest monthly total ever recorded in B.C. It equates to about 5.5 deaths a day. It’s a 93-per-cent spike over the number of deaths in May 2019, and…

BC Community Health Service Area Health Profiles (Version 1.0)

User-friendly profiles are available for 195 Community Health Service Area across British Columbia (B.C.). Each profile features local data on demographics, socio-economic and health/disease status characteristics. The Community Health Services Area (CHSA) Health Profiles were developed by the BC Centre for Disease Control, Provincial Health Services Authority, in support of the development of primary care…

BC Child and Youth in Care Week 2020

About BC Child and Youth in Care Week Fed staff and youth, along with other organizations, worked together with the Ministry of Children and Family Development to create the first ever BC Child and Youth in Care Week in 2011 —the first of its kind in Canada! Every year since, we have worked in partnership with ministries,…

#DifferentTogether: Join Me in Opposing Racism

From the Honourable Janet Austin, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of BC Over the past few months, British Columbians have pulled together to vanquish COVID-19, and we have witnessed many acts of kindness and selfless generosity. Sadly, however, our success has been marred by recent incidents of race-based violence and discrimination. I strongly condemn these racist acts;…