Other Useful Information

Provincial Nursing Hotline 811

Health Clinics

Health care workers from the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and the Port Alberni Health Unit are available to see drop-in clients at:

Bread of Life
Open 7 days a week
8:30am – 2pm
8:30am – 10am Breakfast Served
10:30am Delivery and Distribution of Food Donations
11:30am – 12pm Hot Lunch Served
3130 3rd Ave, Port Alberni

Phoenix House
3626 5th Ave, Port Alberni

Port Alberni Shelter Society
3978 8th Ave, Port Alberni

Port Alberni Health Unit (VIHA)
4227 6th Ave, Port Alberni
Mon – Fri 8:30am – 6pm

Aboriginal Liaison Nurses

South Island


Cathy Condy, ALN
RJH Memorial Pavilion, WW325
1952 Bay St, Victoria
Phone: 250-370-8847 Ext. 18847
Cell: 250-812-1464
Fax: 250-519-1524

Monique Pat, ALN
RJH Memorial Pavilion, WW325
1952 Bay St, Victoria
Phone: 250-519-1905 Ext. 11905
Cell: 250-480-8333
Fax: 250-519-1524

Jane Fox, ALN
Saanich Peninsula Hospital
2166 Mt. Newton X Rd, Saanichton
Room 1366
Phone: 250-652-7590
Cell: 778-677-0774
Fax: 250-652-7547

Central Island


Carol Nelson, ALN & Carrie Pomeroy, ALN
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
602 Haliburton St, Nanaimo
Phone: 250-755-7691 Ext. 52095
Cell: 250-741-4234

Port Alberni

Vanessa Gallic, ALN
West Coast General Hospital
3949 Port Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni
Phone: 250-731-1370 Ext. 48109
Cell: 250-735-4319
Fax: 250-731-1342


Helen Dunlop, ALN
Cowichan District Hospital
5768 Allenby Rd, Duncan
Phone: 250-746-6184 Ext. 321
Cell: 250-709-8204

North Island


Laurel Anderson, ALN
North Island Hospital Campbell River & District
101-1508 Lerwick Rd, Courtenay
Phone: 250-331-5900
Cell: 250-650-5714
Fax: 250-331-5984

Port Hardy

Rebecca Olesen, ALN
Port Hardy Hospital
9120 Granville St, Port Hardy
Phone: 250-902-6011 Ext. 66985
Cell: 250-949-0340
Fax: 250-902-6030

Alert Bay

Teliah Vollick, ALN
‘Namgis Health Centre
48 School Rd, Alert Bay
Phone: 250-974-5522 Ext. 2184
Cell: 250-974-8314
Fax: 250-974-2736


First Nations Health Council

Health Canada


Canadian Public Health Association

Canadian Diabetes Association


Dietitians of Canada

Community Kitchens

Cowichan Community Kitchens

Nanaimo Community Kitchen

Saanich Community Kitchens & Other Food Resources

Shelbourne Community Kitchen

Victoria Native Friendship Centre (Community Kitchen Location)

Indigenous Food Systems Network

BC Farmer's Market Association

Nanaimo Food Share

Victoria Community Kitchens

Food Banks Canada

Family Kitchen


Nutrition & Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating & Nutrition (General)

Nutrition A-Z (Dietitians of Canada)

Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating (Health Canada)

Canada’s Food Guide: First Nations, Inuit, and Metis (Health Canada)

Health Food Guidelines for First Nations Communities

Contact a Dietitian (HealthLinkBC)

ActNow Toolkit (First Nations Health Council)

Healthy Canadians (Government of Canada)

Healthy Canadians: Food and Nutrition (Government of Canada)

Making Healthy Choices When Eating Out (HealthLinkBC)


Healthy Eating for Seniors

Healthy Eating for Seniors


Healthy Eating for Children

Early Years

Toddler’s First Steps (6 months-36 months)

Nutrition for Young Children (Vancouver Island Health Authority)

How to help your toddler eat well (HealthLinkBC)

School Age

Healthy Food Choices for School Children (Actions School BC)

Healthy Eating for Children (HealthLinkBC)

Nutrition for Children (Dietitians of Canada)

Food Labels

Reading Food Labels (Health Canada)

Serving Sizes (Dieticians of Canada)

Traditional Foods

First Nations Traditional Foods Fact Sheets


Community Food & Cooking

Local Food

List of local food vendors (Alberni Clayoquot Regional District)

Port Alberni Farmer’s Market

Community Food Atlas (Vancouver Island Health Region)

Nanaimo Food Share

Community Kitchens

Community Kitchens and Gardens (Vancouver Community Network)

Fresh Choice Kitchens (How to start a community kitchen, how to find a kitchen near you, recipes, etc.)

Cowichan Community Kitchens

Nanaimo Community Kitchens

Sharing Food

Healthy Food Guidelines for First Nations Communities (First Nations Health Council)

Meal Budgeting & Food Security

Aboriginal Agricultural Initiative (Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC)

Access to Affordable Food for Aboriginal People (Eat Right Ontario)

Basic Shelf Cookbook (Canadian Public Health Association)

Safe Food Handling

Fight Bac

Preserving Food

Home Canning information (Eat Right Ontario)

Canning Fish (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Diabetes Resources

Nuu-chah-nulth - Diabetes Strengthening Gathering Report