About us

The BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries was established in 1945 to promote education, leadership, effective communication, and high standards of performance as key factors in member Auxiliaries’ success.

Currently, BCAHA’s member auxiliaries in BC represent more than 5,066 adult volunteers and 256 youth volunteers. In 2020, member Auxiliaries devoted more than 680,175 volunteer hours and donated more than $8,062,963 to purchase much-needed healthcare equipment at the local level, and to enhance the care and comfort of patients and their families.

We keep our members knowledgeable with timely information and resource material through our website, a regular newsletter and face-to-face interaction at the local and provincial levels, including annual provincial and regional annual general meetings and conferences.

BCAHA Benefits to Member Organization

BCAHA links and strengthens auxiliaries at the heart of healthcare

Raises the profile of Auxiliaries

BCAHA has the patronage of BC’s Lieutenant Governor.

Promotes Best Practices and Networking

Enables best practices and due diligence regarding government regulations, taxation, gaming licensing, CRA Registered Charities, thrift shop/gift shop management, Health Care Protection Program and BC’s Societies Act.

Provides Education, Resources and Support

Offers extensive online resources, including manuals, handbooks, constitution and bylaws, conference presentations, statistics, forms, logos, branding material, toolkits and archives.

Keeps Members Current and Connected

Promotes Auxiliary events and successes through the BCAHA website, newsletter, email, teleconferencing and other media platforms.

BCAHA Contributions in 2020

Member Auxiliaries

Volunteers

Donated to healthcare

Bursaries distributed

Volunteer hours

BCAHA Contributions in 2019

Member Auxiliaries

Volunteers

Donated to healthcare

Bursaries distributed

Volunteer hours

BCAHA Contributions in 2018

Member Auxiliaries

Volunteers

Donated to healthcare

Bursaries distributed

Volunteer hours

Our leaderships team has a wealth of experience within provincial auxiliaries and is committed to promoting the values of the BCAHA:

  • Celebrating member accomplishments and volunteer contributions with
  • Compassion, Respect and Accountability while promoting
  • Camaraderie and Shared Learning