Seniors Fair at the Aboriginal Mother Centre, Vancouver – Nov. 7, 2019

On Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 HepCBC had an info booth at the Seniors' 55+ Resource Fair and luncheon at the Aboriginal Mother Centre Society at 2019 Dundas Street, Vancouver. Fifty or more women and children, even a couple gentlemen, enjoyed a lovely meal, great company, interesting info booths, "endless" door prizes, and a very riveting performance by "Butterflies in Spirit". This is a local group of Aboriginal women dancers and drummers who each are dancing

History of Segregated Indian Hospitals in Canada

History of Segregated Indian Hospitals in Canada, a summary of a December 4, 2018 webinar with the author of the book SEPARATE BEDS, Race, Medicine, and the State: Indian Hospitals in Canada (a history of Indian hospitals in Canada, 1920s - 1980s) . Click here to read the story and see the photos.  

HepCBC at the Coast Mental Health Clubhouse

On October 12, 2018, HepCBC sent two volunteers to man a hepatitis B and hepatitis C info booth at the Coast Mental Health Clubhouse (11th Avenue and Sophia Street in Vancouver). Leon Anderson and Cheryl Reitz met with many friendly clients and staff members at the Clubhouse for about 90 minutes. Our table, next to the entrance to the lunchroom, allowed us to have great conversations with people (lining up there for the mid-day meal) about the latest deve

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit

Eliminating Viral Hepatitis in Aboriginal Communities of BC British Columbia's Aboriginal communities (both rural and urban) are at particular risk of viral hepatitis (B and C) for a variety of reasons, including a common practice of shared vaccination needles a few decades back, frequent "top-up" transfusions following childbirth, various Residential school practices, endemic hepatitis B in the far north, distrust of confidentiality in small local health