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VWHC Bootcamp Fundraiser!
SEPT 23rd 2020


A big thank you to all who joined Bootcamp to Benefit for Vancouver Women’s Health Collective on Sunday, September 20th! If you were new to Bootcamp to Benefit, we hope you enjoyed your first class! Please message Shana if you’d like to be emailed when upcoming Bootcamp to Benefits are taking place (full schedule here).


Some exciting developments:


  • We are currently close to $1,000 of our $1,500 goal from Sunday’s class! This money will help VWHC improve their kitchen area so that they can accept healthier food donations. Thank you to all who have contributed!
  • The class is now live on Instagram ( if you’d like to do it again or SHARE WITH FRIENDS PLEASE! Donations will continue to be accepted, so please invite others.
  • If you’d like to donate, you can do so through PayPal or CanadaHelps (tax receipt will be issued); no amount is too small or too big!
  • Heidi Seidman, one of the amazing members of our Bootcamp to Benefit community, is organizing a donation drive in support of VWHC. As mentioned yesterday, of greatest need at the moment is dental supplies (toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste), mini unused perfumes and makeup, and NEW undergarments including bras and underwear. If you have access to any of these items, please consider collecting and bringing them to Heidi before October 1st. Email her at and she will let you know her address. THANK YOU HEIDI!! (seriously, way to take action!)




If you’re looking for other workouts this week, Shana’s fall schedule of online and outdoor classes starts tomorrow (smoke depending). Check it out here, and contact her to sign up –



Instagram – @alexander_shana and @strongertogethervancouver 
Special Events

We are now open as respite site! You can access our drop-in Mondays thru Fridays between 12pm-5pm. We offer hot lunch and snacks, beverages, hygiene items, clothing, access to washrooms, a safe space to sit down, limited access to computers.

Free yoga classes are back on Tuesdays, noon to 1pm!

If you are an existing patient and you urgently need to reach your NP, please call 604-875-3290. Please note the NPs are unable to take on new patients.

If you are experiencing a high fever, new cough, and severe difficulty breathing, please attend an urgent care centre in your area.

The COVID19 testing site in the DTES is now located at 429 Alexander street (previously at 611 Powell St.)

If you are looking for medical information about COVID-19: Call: 8-1-1 (available in 100+ languages)

If you are looking for non-medical information about COVID-19:

  • Call: 1-888-COVID-19 (available in 100+ languages)
  • Text: 604-630-0300
Opening Hours

Drop-in Centre / Respite site

Monday to Friday 12pm-5pm


Nurse Practitioner – Community Clinic

Closed until further notice.

Existing clients, call: 604-875-3290

New clients – no openings at this time

Medical records must be faxed to 604-875-3009


Counselling (By Appointment)

Wellness Counselling Services

Closed until further notice.


NEW! Naturopathic clinic and Community acupuncture

Naturopathic clinic open Wednesdays 5:30pm-8:30pm or Fridays 9:30am-4:30pm
Community acupuncture Fridays 9:30am-11:30am
Note: naturopathic clinic and community acupuncture operate on a staggered schedule, click here for dates

Pilates All Levels (Drop-In)

Closed until further notice

Yoga (Drop-In)

Tuesday 12-noon till 1pm


Healing Touch (by appointment)

Closed until further notice.

Please Note: We are a Scent-Free Space

Thank you for your consideration

About Us

We at the Vancouver Women’s Health Collective are a non-profit organization helping self-identified women foster health, wellness and equity through feminist approaches to advocacy, shared knowledge and low-barrier programs and services.

Donations welcome!


We are gladly accepting donations of clean clothing, lightly used makeup, oral hygiene products, and new socks & underwear! Thank you!


Read VWHC’s report on Women’s Health, Wellness, and Equity in Vancouver and the DTES


Through focus groups and interviews with 16 different non-profit, health care, and funding organizations, this report sheds light on the contemporary challenges for feminist-oriented organizations working to achieve health equity for our neighborhoods and community.

Read Now (PDF)