Mission Statement

HepCrewMaking Politicians Aware of HCV in 1990s,
British Columbia Legislative Bldg, Victoria

OUR MISSION

HepCBC is a non-profit organization run by and for people infected and affected by hepatitis C. Our mission is to provide education, prevention and support to those living with HCV.

IMPLEMENTATION OF MISSION

In the course of fulfilling this mission, HepCBC regularly interfaces with governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at local, provincial, regional, federal, and international levels.  This includes, but is not limited to, activities which promote the wellbeing and rights of HCV patients such as:

  • monitoring HCV policies and their implementation
  • communicating with government officials, ministry or agency employees, or NGO representatives about the hepatitis C epidemic and HCV patients’ experiences and concerns
  • cooperating with ministries, agencies and NGOs in various HCV-related initiatives and projects

What sort of methods does HepCBC use to promote the wellbeing and rights of HCV patients?

HepCBC obeys and urges its members to obey all current provincial and federal laws when promoting policy changes.  HepCBC works through recognized, appropriate governmental channels to discuss, evaluate, improve or change official hepatitis C policies.

Who is given permission to speak or act in the name of HepCBC?

Individual members of HepCBC cannot speak or act in the name of the organization without the advance approval of the Board of Directors, or a representative appointed by the Board.  Press releases must be approved by the Board prior to public release, and letters or other written communications which are made in the name of HepCBC must be signed by President, Vice President, Executive Director, or designate.

HepCBC is a registered charity (#86800-4979-RR0001).