The Child & Youth Health Network was initiated to support the communities of southern Vancouver Island and the south Gulf Islands.

We live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen (Esquimalt and Songhees), Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia’new, T’Sou-ke and W̱SÁNEĆ, (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples.

Formed in 2014, the Child and Youth Health Network (C&YHN) came together as a multi-stakeholder collaborative composed of community organizations, municipal and provincial representatives, the Capital Regional District, and Island Health. The C&YHN emerged as a response to the need for a comprehensive and aligned approach to the health and well-being of children and youth in our region behind the shared vision of communities supporting healthy kids, growing into healthy adults, raising healthy kids.

The C&YHN was an experimental initiative. Though the needs that the network formed to address remain, partners decided to end this particular experiment in 2018. This website will remain available to share the resources that were developed during the four years of our collective work.

VISION: Communities supporting healthy kids, growing into healthy adults, raising healthy kids.

MISSION: The C&YHN aligns to ensure children and youth in the Capital Region thrive.

GOAL: The goal of the C&YHN is to optimize the health and wellness of children and youth in the following domains: cognitive, physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, environmental, social, and financial/occupational.


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