In 2011, initiated by the tireless work of Jo Ann Groves, a group of community members felt the need to form a local health care foundation. With the phasing out of traditionally organized local hospitals, long-term care facilities and medical centres, the management of local facilities had been transferred to regional health care councils with government appointed boards. In creating a local foundation, the focus would be to raise funds and act as a conduit for community members who would like to make philanthropic donations to local health care facilities and initiatives within the Bulkley Valley.
With this goal in mind, Jo Ann and ten other Directors formed a society in the summer of 2012. On August 14, 2013 the Bulkley Valley Health Care and Hospital Foundation was officially incorporated, and has since become a registered charity. We look forward to continuing our fundraising efforts in order to serve many deserving causes in the Bulkley Valley.