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Mission:

 

To promote healthy living within the Caribbean Community in British Columbia through links with established health organizations.

 

Membership:

 

The Health Support Group consists of not more than nine members at any given time. Group members have a wide variety of backgrounds to bring input from a cross section of the community and are invited by the existing group or BCOCCA.

 

Accountability:

 

The Health Support Group functions as a self administering group under the auspices of British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations (BCOCCA) with the group leader – (Program Coordinator) providing frequent updates on its activities to BCOCCA.

 

Purpose & Objective:

 

1) The group provides health programs and information on health topics via the Internet regarding:

Diseases and treatment modalities involving the heart, blood vessels, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas, kidney, inflammation, infection, immunity, reproductive organs, breast, endocrine glands, tumors, collagen, bone, skin, eye and ear; also

       Disorders of fluid and electrolyte balance, blood, nutrition, metabolism and the central nervous system

 

2) Information on the elements of disease and disorder prevention such as:

    • Physical fitness and core training
    • Relaxation techniques
    • Eating and drinking properly including diet supplementation
    • Inspirational strategies
    • Elimination of toxins from the body
    • Inflammation control
    • Mental Exercises; and
    • Specific disease prevention
    • By facilitating educational sessions (such as forums and webinars), but members do not themselves teach unless qualified to do so.

 

Group:

 

Finderson Alves                        604-375-3457                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donna Carter-Wellington           778-885-7696                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Miley Carter                             604-589-4874                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Avery Henry                             604-468-9695                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grafton Rouse                          604-583-2428                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                                               604-785-7512

Maureen Simon                         604-362-4890                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Neville Thomas                         604-274-6550                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cedric Thompson                      604-908-1606                        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                                               604-589-0342

Meetings:

 

  • The group meets at least once a month at a time and place agreeable to the group
  • The group leader sets the agenda with input from the group members
  • Minutes are circulated electronically to group members and to the board of BCOCCA
  • The group may invite guests or non-members to attend meetings as it sees fit

 

Finances:

 

  • The group researches its own avenues of financing the program
  • Funds granted or donated are deposited in a BCOCCA account established for the group
  • The group makes plans collectively and makes decisions by general consensus including:

(a) The allocation of funds, ie. Budgeting

(b) Dispersion of funds, ie. spending

  • The group is responsible for its own accounting procedures and presents financial accounting to BCOCCA in a timely manner

 

Links:  

 

 

                        fraser health logo

                        www.harmonyhealth.ca

                        www.options.bc.ca

                        www.bccancer.ca

                        www.psychosissucks.ca

                       

            Canadian diabetes Association

                        www.diabetes.ca

            Kidney Foundation

                        www.kidney.ca

                        www.kidney.org

            Heart and Stroke Foundation

                        www.heartandstroke.ca

                        www.heartandstroke.com

            Vancouver Coastal Health

                        www.VCH.ca

Events:

 
 

 

Monthly Meeting of BCOCCA Directors

7:00 PM, 3rd Tuesday, each month

Metrotown Community Meeting Room

4650 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC

 

BCOCCA President - Neville Thomas

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As President of British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations, I am grateful for the opportunity to work on behalf of the Caribbean Community to identify and execute Community Building initiatives which embrace BCOCCA'S mandate.

 

 

Our Vision

"British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations (BCOCCA) is a Leading Advocacy Linkage Community Awareness Umbrella Organization consistently providing reliable and dependable Programs and Initiatives for its Members."

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