Welcome to the Gitanyow Health Centre
Dim Lipgyet Gan Mootxw - The Freedom to Heal
At Gitanyow Health Centre, wellbeing is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change.
Gitanyow Human Services works closely with community leadership: The Simgiget'm hl Gitanyow and Gitanyow Band Council to design our community Health Plan. Gitanyow Human Services is a First Nations Health Authority funded organization.
Gitanyow Human Services is governed by a Health Board which consists of a representative from each of the four traditional Gitxsan Clans: Wolf, Frog, Grouse and Eagle.
The Community of Gitanyow is one of over 200 Indigenous communities in British Columbia. The community is located in northwestern BC and is situated just off of the Stewart-Cassiar Highway, twenty-two kilometers north of the junction between Highways 16 and 37 at Gitwangak. Culturally Gitxsan, Gitanyow has always sought to maintain its independence, adhere to Gitxsan laws and uphold their customs and traditions. Gitanyow’s semi-isolation is a challenge to accessing health and community services.
Gitanyow has long been involved in efforts to develop a healthy, sustainable community that has as its foundation, Gitanyow law, traditions and values. Over the last several years, this effort has focused on identifying what health means to Gitanyow, what factors support good health and how to build an effective health system that meets community needs. This work, carried out by Gitanyow Human Services, is dedicated to the community for the betterment of all who reside there.
Gitanyow Human Services has been delivering the community health programs since 2001. Services include:
Public Health Nursing
Home and Community Care
Visiting Physicians Services
Aboriginal Diabetes Initiatives
Right to Play Youth activities
Community Prevention and Promotion
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Couselling
Drinking Water Safety
Indian Residendial School
First Voices archiving
Adult Language Classes
Silent Speaker classes
Making A Difference
Home and Community Care
At Gitanyow Health Centre, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Food Donation Drop-Off is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
Doctor's Clinic and Lab
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
Public Health Nurse
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Homeless Outreach is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
Programming and community engagement are at the core of our strategy. We invest heavily in supporting the development of integrated solutions and delivering reliable tools to those who need them most. Discover more about our innovative campaigns below and get in touch to stay up to date regarding our latest efforts.