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Who We Are

Youth delegation at Council of Federation meetingThe BC Health Coalition is a network of individuals and organizations with a shared passion for public health care. Our coalition community is comprised of over 800,000 people in B.C. - and growing.

We are young people, seniors, health care workers, faith communities, health policy experts, and people with disabilities.

In sum, we work to continually improve the system we all rely on, and to uphold the values of caring and fairness that our system represents. We believe care should be there for everyone when we need it, regardless of our age, gender, income level, or the town we live in. 

We're a non-profit and non-partisan organization.

BCHC has a small, hard-working staff team, a network of dedicated health care policy experts, and many committees of community representatives who support our work.

Our staff 

Adam Lynes-Ford

Campaigner

Adam Lynes-FordAdam brings over a decade of experience as a campaigner, strategist and organizer for positive social change. Adam is board co-chair of Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre, which provides low-barrier services to trans and gender diverse people. He was formally the National Director for the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition. In his past position as Education Director for Check Your Head: the Youth Global Education Network, he co-developed the BC Health Coalition’s Check Up project, an initiative to educate and engage youth in BC around the issue of public health care. Adam has served as a board member and volunteer for numerous education, public health and environmental organizations. 

 

Terrie Hendrickson

Coordinator

Terrie HendricksonTerrie has had a vibrant and varied career in non-profit administration. First in the arts sector, fundraising and marketing for The Canadian Opera Company, National Ballet of Canada & Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. But it was social justice that was her true passion. She worked at End Legislated Poverty and then became the first coordinator of the BC Health Coalition. In 2004 family brought her to Portland, Oregon where, as Industry Support Director for Oregon Opportunity Network, she developed a statewide skills development and peer support program for the non-profit affordable housing industry. Now back in Vancouver, she is thrilled to once again be involved in public health care, and back with the BC Health Coalition.

 

NAT LOWE

Organizer

Nat Lowe

Nat joined the BC Health Coalition as an Organizer in July 2017. Nat is passionate about organizing immigrant and working-class communities for economic and social justice.

Nat brings experience as an organizer, communicator, and urban planner, having worked in grassroots groups, nonprofits, and government agencies in Canada and the United States. Previously, Nat worked in outreach and communications at the BC Civil Liberties Association and as a community organizer at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles. Also, Nat organizes with a collective of Chinese people of all ages in Vancouver Chinatown building power with and engaging poor and working class residents. On his free time, Nat loves playing ultimate frisbee, hiking B.C.’s beautiful mountains, and grilling spicy chicken wings.