The Society

Hornby Health Care BuildingHistory
The Society began in 1978 when a committee of Hornby Islanders met and documented more than one thousand hours of volunteer nursing service provided to the community. The islanders felt that the community had grown to the extent that volunteer care was not sufficient.

In 1979 the Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society began as a non-profit society and registered charity and formalized these services.

Today the Society employs 50 staff and continues offering home care as well as many other programs including Better at Home, counselling for children, youth and families, youth outreach, community education, an equipment loan cupboard and more.

Liz & ShereeVision
Healthy Islanders


  • Community based
  • Close to Home
  • Holistic
  • Integrated Health Centre Model
  • Compassionate
  • Innovative
  • Prevention-based
  • Responsible Employer

To optimize the health and health services for residents of Hornby and Denman Islands.

We work with a variety of groups and organizations to provide educational workshops, information sessions, resources and referrals to island residents. These services include a resource library with books, pamphlets and videos on topics ranging from infants to the elderly (located in our office). We also facilitate health networks on each island that bring together the various health related agencies to promote coordinated service delivery, planning and evaluation. Please see our Events Page for the information about upcoming events.

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Become a Member of the Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society. Our annual membership is $5 and allows you to vote at our AGM.

Please Contact Us for more information.