“The Community First Health Co-op operates the Nelson and Area Wellness and Education Centre with volunteers and a volunteer Board of Directors. This Centre houses providers supplying acupuncture and natural health, Chinese medicine, chronic disease support, community services, counseling, educational programs, housing outreach, kinesiology, massage, pre- and post-natal maternity support, pain and addictions management, seniors’ support, social work, and street outreach, together with physician, psychologist, and chiropractic practices.
– lease/rental space available for health/wellness professions and education/community services groups.
– secure inside storage rooms for rent to the public accessible 24/7: firstname.lastname@example.org
– meeting room for rent to the public (20 people, large table, internet) and an open presentation/meeting room to showcase your product available seven days/nights of the week on a per session basis – Madeline 778-919-5946 or email@example.com.
In addition to providing rental space for health/wellness related professions, trained health-care volunteers give free support and education for various chronic issues and seniors care such as ALS, Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Brain Injury, Cancer, Friends of Family, Heart and Stroke, Hospice, Kidney, Kidsport, Lung, MS, Nelson Elders, Overeaters Anonymous, Parkinson’s Seniors, and TOPS.(Take Off Pounds Sensibly).”
The mission of Active Balance Chiropractic is to provide the members of our community with high quality and effective health care in a comfortable and caring environment.
Our goal is to not only alleviate pain, but to correct the cause which in turn allows the body to utilize its natural powers to restore itself to normal function. We wish to inspire and educate our practice members to become active participants in their wellness.
The Association des francophones des Kootenays Ouest promotes French language and culture throughout the West Kootenay region.
Everyone is welcome to visit the community centre to learn about their numerous services and activities. Au plaisir!
Carved out of the forested upland above Kootenay Lake, our unique 18-hole layout offers well-maintained fairways and undulating greens to challenge any skill level. Created by Canada’s foremost golf course architect, Les Furber, the Balfour Golf Course boasts a 6,800 yard, 18-hole layout with features you would expect only from a premium-rated golf experience while maintaining its small town feel that is so coveted in the Kootenay region. In addition to our great golf course, we also have a full length driving range (which includes complementary use of clubs for those that are not packing) and a fully licensed restaurant offering up delicious meals at all times of the day!
The Balfour Recreation Commission is mandated to provide affordable recreation facilities within the Balfour area.
The Balfour Recreation Commission presently provides the following facilities:
Golf Course – http://www.golfbalfour.com
Tennis Courts – by membership or day use
Sportsfield – soccer & softball bookings
Fitness Centre – by membership
Boat Ramp – free
Community Hall – available for rent
Seniors Hall – by membership
If you wish to join a club or use one of these facilites please contact the the Balfour Golf Course Office at 250-229-4114 for further information.
Dr Bibby is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics, and provides quality care that you can trust. Offering Invisalign, self-ligating braces for all ages, and jaw growth and expansion appliances for children and adolescents. No referral is needed. Orthodontic screening is recommended for all children 7yrs and up.
We are a Non medical, recreational Cannabis shop. A grassroots-group of individuals united by our passion for cannabis and the liberated unfolding of it’s industry. Supplied by a range of Licenced Producers and Micro-cultivators, with an emphasis on high Quality, BC grown, organic and craft.
PAIGE LENNOX RN, BSN
Patient Advocate/ Healthcare Navigator
The healthcare system is overstretched and truth be told sometimes people fall through the cracks.
Everyone has heard stories of people who get lost in the system.
Have you ever wondered… is there a way to stop this from happening?
That is why CHAI exists.
CHAI stands for Canadian Health Advocates Inc. and represents a national network of Health Advocates.
Health Advocates – also known as Patient Advocates- navigate the healthcare system with patients and caregivers so that people don’t fall through the cracks.
CHAI Advocates are professionals with extensive nursing, paramedicine, social work or medical backgrounds.
Our Advocates have deep experience and expertise in the Canadian healthcare system, so we know and understand its intricate workings.
We know what questions to ask and whom to ask. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to help people navigate an often confusing system.
Every patient deserves to receive the best possible care.
My passion for Advocacy is a direct result of professional and personal experience.
For 25 years I witnessed how patient care is affected by stretched resources and overworked healthcare professionals. I should know. I was one of them.
When my own mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness everything became more obvious. As a result of that experience I realized thousands of canadians experience this every day… and who is there to help them?
Again, this is why CHAI exists.
So specifically how do we help?
It breaks down into practical support, emotional support and empowerment.
Here are a few examples:
- Attending doctors appointments
- Coaching about your current condition, medical jargon, Advance Care Planning
- Support with complicated paperwork- for example CPP Disability Forms
- Helping with Discharge Planning from hospital to home or residential care
Emotional Support can take the form of…
- Reducing patient & caregiver stress
- Making sure the patient is heard
CHAI helps Empower Patients & Caregivers
- For example: supporting patients to advocate for themselves
CHAI also supports your doctors in providing you great care.
Our overstretched healthcare system often leaves doctors short of time and resources.
Hospital capacity in Canada is 125%- that means there are 5 people for every 4 beds in the Canadian healthcare system. And the situation is only going to get worse.
Baby Boomers- the largest cohort in human history peaks in 5 years. So who knows how many people will be needing those 4 beds!
So having a Health Advocates in your corner could make all the difference.
Our mission is to protect ecosystems and communities by preventing and reducing the harmful impacts of invasive species. An invasive species is a species that is not native to a specific location, and that has a tendency to spread to a degree that causes damage to the environment, human economy or human health.
The Chamber of Mines of Eastern British Columbia is a not-for-profit organization providing authentic, reliable information to the general public and the mining industry. Our members include everyone from individual prospectors to large mining and engineering companies.
We advocate for the mining industry, especially for prospectors and explorationists, as well as serving as an information and resource library with an extensive collection of geological information, maps, as well as rock and mineral specimens. We host elementary to high school classes as well as providing prospecting and other courses. Our graduates have had great success and are responsible for bringing millions of dollars worth of investments to the Kootenay-Boundary region.
We are a community of inspired clear minded individuals creating a relational centered, sustainable lifestyle that we have found naturally catalyzes the evolution of human consciousness. From our earthy off-grid farm setting in the Selkirk Mountains we supply the West Kootenays & Okanagan with organic Microgreens. We grow year round in our annualized geo solar greenhouse that is predominantly heated and powered by the sun.
The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) administers and manages arts and culture granting programs on behalf of the Columbia Basin Trust.
Here you will find information on the annual arts and culture funding programs, contacts for local arts councils in the Columbia Basin, lists of arts, culture and heritage projects that have been funded by the Trust through the CKCA, arts links to funders and arts, culture and heritage resources, and an on-line art gallery showcasing the work of Basin artists.
Community Futures Central Kootenay is a not-for-profit community economic development organization. We are committed to helping people in the Central Kootenay region who are either operating or are planning to start their own business.
Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society (FOKLSS) is an inclusive, stewardship organization dedicated to sustaining a healthy Kootenay Lake for future generations. Our mission is to improve the health and stewardship of Kootenay Lake through monitoring, habitat restoration, capacity building, and the empowerment of local communities, First Nations, and stakeholders.
Our goal is to promote your health, vitality and well-being by supporting your body’s innate healing ability. We help you build the foundation of good health by promoting optimal nutrition, mind-body awareness, and holistic treatment to guide and support your ability to heal.
Uncover the root cause of chronic illness through biochemical testing, and heal natural with diet, lifestyle, and supplement support, specific to your unique self. Chandler is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and specializes in hormone, digestion, immune, and energetic health.
Gabriel’s focus and gift is creating a grounded, supportive space rich in compassion, awareness, safety and humour. He invites clients to slow down while he listens wholeheartedly. His body-centred approach works with the psychophysiology of how trauma presents itself in the body, nervous system, bone and muscle memory. He offers art-making in session for clients wanting to explore the benefits of therapeutic creative expression.
Gabriel works with children, youth, couples, families and individuals. He specializes in facilitating personal growth work with men.
Clinical experience: trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, attachment issues, end of life, depression, stress, PTSD, ADHD, addiction, shame-shifting, men’s issues such as Father Reconciliation, Anger Management, porn-addiction, rites of passage, dreamwork, the Work That Reconnects, ceremony and process-oriented group facilitation.
Come relax in a cave made of 12,000 pounds of Himalayan Salt!
Downtown Nelson, the cave is a space to relax and breathe. Tiny particles of salt are ground into the air and breathed deep, with many benefits for the respiratory system, sleep, mood, relaxation, inflammation and detox. Treatments offered in the cave include Registered Massage Therapy, Couples Massage, Sound Healing Treatments with tibetan bowls, gong, didjeridoo, reflexology. Or join for a special event in the cave! Shamanic sound journeys with crystal bowls, meditation, drum journeys, yoga, and live music.
Salt Therapy (halotherapy) has health benefits for conditions like asthma, allergies, sinusitis, cold/cough, bronchitis, COPD, Emphysema, cystic fibrosis, eczema, psoraisis, sleep, stress, anxiety, depression, muscle recovery and sports performance.
Touch Massage was established in 2007 by GingerJoy Rivest as a Neuro-Somatic therapeutic bodywork practice. Since then Ginger added to her training with Thai Massage training in Chang Mai Thailand, and by completing the 3 year Registered Massage Therapist certification and licensing for BC in 2012. The purpose of such rigorous training is to provide you with the highest standard of front line health care that can address everything from chronic pain and injury rehabilitation to pure relaxation from daily stress. Her comprehensive training includes deep tissue and light touch approaches. Your session will be designed to suit your body’s needs and experience with massage.
Kokanee Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic, keeping Nelson and the surrounding area moving for over 30 years.
Offering quality care by highly skilled staff in a comfortable setting.
Our goal is to promote healthy active living, treat and prevent injuries and enhance independent living.
Physiotherapy treatments involve a number of different treatment techniques to reduce pain and dysfunction, to promote health, and keep people moving.
Kootenay Athletic Therapy specializes in the complete care of active individuals. Providing one on one injury rehabilitation for acute and chronic conditions and quality exercise coaching in a fun and supportive environment, KOOTENAY ATHLETIC THERAPY is a Hands On Approach to Keeping You Active!
Kootenay Athletic Therapy’s philosophy of care begins with a comprehensive Assessment and Functional Movement Scan for each physically active individual allowing for the design of an effective rehabilitation and reconditioning plan tailored to your desired sport, activity or life passion. Where there is longstanding chronic pain, the rehabilitation and conditioning program will restore function and movement rendering pain & dysfunction a thing of the past. When an injury has occurred, the rehabilitation and conditioning program will promote early healing & protection against further injury allowing for the return to activity without fear of re-injury. Whether you are looking to rehabilitate an existing injury, improve your athletic performance, or simply increase your overall feeling of well-being, Kootenay Athletic Therapy is here to help you achieve your goals.
Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is governed by a group of dedicated volunteers whose purpose is to raise funds for the medical needs of our community hospital. The Board of Directors consists of 12 directors who each serve a 3-year term.
Our directors bring to the Board a variety of backgrounds offering their unique skills and talents to ensure the Foundation’s success.
The Foundation Board is a working Board elected by its members. Directors and members serve on various committees such as the Events Committee, Golf Committee, Community Relations Committee, or the Finance Committee.
All directors and members contribute their time and effort without any payment or benefit other than the satisfaction of contributing to the community.
Nelsons first walk in clinic and only seven day a week medical clinic. Open Weekdays 9-6 Saturdays 9:30-5:00 and Sundays & Holidays 10:00 – 3:00 We are here to offer visitors and local patients prompt medical service.
The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI) is dedicated to the belief that the creative process is healing and life enhancing and that the use of the expressive arts can contribute therapeutically to both individual and community health.
KATI offers a two-year diploma program in art therapy.
Students can take the program in one of two formats: on-campus or blended distance. The curriculum uses a relational model which emphasizes the therapeutic needs of rural communities, the importance of Indigenous approaches to art therapy and research, and the value of maintaining a sense of connection with the natural world.
KATI offers a host of art therapy services throughout the Kootenays through student clinical placements, the local school districts, and partnerships with local service agencies.