Latest Updates

Mid-year Update Newsletter

Summer is in full swing and we are thrilled to be in our new centre at 626 Powell. Click here to read up our latest changes at UIHHC through our mid-year newsletter!

We’re Open for Business at our new centre!

After months of renovations, we have moved into our new home at 626 Powell St – come visit us!

NEW Indigenous Health & Cultural Programming

Join Elders Roberta Price, Marr Dorvault, and Glida Morgan at 626 Powell for various indigenous cultural circles at the centre!

10-12: Join Elder Lil Daniels, 2 Community Health Workers and UIHHC Counsellor, Chris Siu at our Ki ya nan (We all belong) Circle. Please contact Chris Siu to sign up for this group.

10-12: NEW! Drum Circle led by Wendall
2- 4: Salish Weaving with Elder Doris

10-12: Prairie Cultural Teaching Circles led by Elder Lil Daniels & Elders Assistant, Carla Ekins.

10-12: NEW! West Coast Cultural Teaching Circle with Elder Marr and Glida MorganJoin us at 626 Powell St for our daily cultural circles!

Funding Update & Next Steps

Having met 70% of the year’s funding targets, we’re closer than ever to meeting our goal. Stay tuned for a Holiday Season Fundraiser as we look to secure the additional funding needed to provide ongoing, quality care to over 2000 Indigenous people at the Centre.


UIHHC Selected as Service-Provider for VCH Relational HIV Care Treatment and Support Program

UIHHC Awarded $10,000 Grant from the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation

Staff Spotlights
– Get to know our folks! –

Nicole Chanway

As UIHHC Community Liaison Worker and Case Manager, Nicole’s busy providing outreach, support, and one-on-one connection to clients. Nicole credits her commitment to social justice and allyship to pioneering critical race scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw. In her spare time, Nicole volunteers at the WAVAW’s Rape Crisis Line.

Katrina Hydich

Born and raised in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, Katrina has spent the past decade working as a registered nurse in hospitals and clinics, raising a young child, furthering her education and experiences. She believes that “Nursing is a work of Heart” and is eager to learn from the UIHHC Elders, Board, staff and clients.

Carla Ekins

A proud Gitxsan woman from Gitanmaax (Hazelton, BC), Carla recently graduated from the Family and Community Counselling program at Native Education College. When asked about her new position as UIHHC Elders’ Assistant, Carla said it’s her “dream job” and the fact that her work “includes some crafting” makes everything “a win-win. Life is good.”

Past Updates

March 2018

August 2018