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On this page you will find links to other web sites related to various aspects of community health. Note that clicking on these links will take you away from the Sooke Region Resources web site. We are not affiliated with these web sites nor are we responsible for their content.  To go to the website you are interested in, simply click on the link provided at the end of each listing.

Listings for local statistics, data & support information:

Age-Friendly Report - District of Sooke 2013

Age Friendly Managing at Home Seniors Needs Survey 2014

Canadian Senior Cohousing’s aim is to provide the mutual support  to flourish, living in an optimal range of human functioning for the rest of our lives. 

Community Food Atlas was developed to create food security information that would be accessible at the community level.     Community Food Atlas website

Community Health Profile - Sooke 2014: When we think of “health” we often think of health conditions like diabetes or cancer, visits to the doctor’s office, or wait times for medical services. But evidence shows that, long before illness, health starts in our homes, schools and jobs.

Getting it Built:  Community Centre Project Report (NOTE the main report is not loading properly at this time.  Please contact sookeregionvolunteers@gmail.com and we will email you a copy of the main report), Appendix A: Community Survey Responses, Appendix B: Square Footage Report, Appendix C: MapThe need for a community facility for the Sooke region has been identfied by local citzens and community groups. The purpose of this report is to inform the District of Sooke municipal leaders and local citzens of the opinions on a community facility as held by residents.

Managing at Home: A Study of Sooke Seniors Planning to Remain in their Own Homes (2014).  This study was conducted by the Primary Health Care Services Working Group in response to the Age-Friendly work carried out in 2013 on behalf of the District of Sooke.  Further research is being done to include seniors living in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area.  For more information please contact sookeregionchi@yahoo.ca

Non-profit Collaboration Database:  This unique database provides models and best practices of exceptional nonprofit collaboration efforts drawn from projects presented for consideration for the 2011 and 2009 Collaboration Prizes. Explore different collaboration models, learn about strategies for overcoming challenges to working together, find metrics for measuring outcomes, and more.   Foundation Centre Website

School District 62 - Early Development Community Summary - Sooke Results: The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) collaborates with academic, government, school, and community partners to gather data and report on child well-being in British Columbia. In 1999, HELP began collecting and mapping population level child development data province-wide using the Early Development Instrument (EDI). The EDI data provide communities and policy makers with the information they need to monitor children’s development, and to develop effective program and policy responses that will help B.C.’s children and families thrive.

Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts:  This document was created by Juha Mikkonen & Dennis Raphale of York University School of Health Policy and Management in Toronto.  They outline key factors affecting our health that are directly related to government policies.  To hear Dennis Raphale go to the Canadian Facts website and click on the video.

Sooke Region Community Health Initiative (CHI) membership information documents:

Sooke Region Community Health Initiative Survey Report - 2006

Sooke Region Population Figures - June 2014

Sooke Region Volunteer Centre final report April 2011 - Survey Results Report
Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) offers a wide range of support and information, including local statistics, data & information.

Sooke Senior Drop-in Centre Visioning Document March, 2013

Sooke Seniors Independent Living Assessment Report 2013

Where to find HELP in the Sooke Region brochure in .pdf format.

Youth Engagement Community Report 2013

Other helpful links:

OurHealthSystem.ca is an interactive website designed to help Canadians understand how well their health system is performing - province by province, region by region and, for some information, hospital by hospital. It was developed by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). The website explores five areas of performance measurement Canadians consider most important and displays comparative results on 15 performance indicators within these areas.

Canadian Mental Health Association: Connecting with others to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness is at the heart of all CMHA activities. As a national organization with a long history, we have numerous resources, materials, services and supports to offer.   CMHA Support Centre

CaringBridge is a nonprofit that brings family and friends together. Thanks to those who donate, we are available to anyone, anywhere at no cost. We offer our personal, protected site make it easy to post health updates during any type of health event. Family and friends visit the site to stay informed and leave supportive messages.  Our SupportPlanner is a calendar that helps family and friends coordinate care and organize helpful tasks, such as bringing a meal, taking care of pets and other needs.

Chronic Disease Self Management BC The Online Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a fun and practical online workshop which can help people with chronic conditions overcome daily challenges and maintain an active, fulfilling life. Participants learn about healthier ways to live, gain confidence and motivation to manage their health, and feel more positive about their lives. They are provided with information, strategies and techniques so they will have the tools they need to help themselves.

Guide to Community Preventative Services: Run by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the online Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free Internet resource that helps the public chooses programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in their home communities. The website has information covering many categories, including mental health, birth defects, the work place, obesity, motor vehicles, cancer, and violence.

Health & Nutritional advice on line:  Trusted health information at your fingertips with just a phone call or a click away with Health Link BC
Mood Gym - Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depressionan.  MoodGym is independent resource developed and delivered by the Australian National University.

Mesothelioma Center provides vital services and free resources for patients and families affected by mesothelioma.  Mesothelioma cancer most commonly develops in the lungs of people exposed to asbestos.  Effective treatments are available to ease symptoms and improve your prognosis.   For more information please visit www.asbestos.com or the Mesothelioma Group

mesotheliomahelp.org provides caregivers, patients, and others (including veterans, emergency personnel, firemen, mechanics, homeowners, etc) resources and tools to gain knowledge about a horrible type of lung cancer. Their main mission is to spread awareness for asbestos exposure, which leads to Mesothelioma. It is the only site to feature a live chat option (24/7) with certified doctors and nurses, annual $10,000 scholarship, Q & A, and much more.

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