About Us

What is "My Health Toolkit" about?

My Health Toolkit provides a supportive environment for newcomer immigrant women in BC. We are here to help you access healthcare services independently to take care of your health and the health of your loved ones.

What do we do?

We create interactive self-paced courses to educate women about health. We connect with community partners to organize live online events led by healthcare professionals and settlement workers.

Why do we do it?

Health is an essential part of your integration, as much as English language training. The topic of women’s health is sensitive and personal, and is not typically studied in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) classes. Our goal is to provide women with reliable and accessible information about health care.

Why health education is important for you?

Whereas medical screening is meant to ensure satisfactory health levels for those entering Canada, it does not guarantee that health levels will be maintained over time. Women are mostly vulnerable to health decline .

The BC. health care system may be very different from what you were accustomed to in their home country. For instance, the concept of health insurance and the need for regular, preventive care may be unfamiliar to you.

You may not be aware of the range of health services, where services are located, or how to access them. You and your family might have also had a hard time getting health care because of language barriers.

No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care at some point. People without health insurance are more likely to use the emergency room. Enrolling in health insurance is critical to your health.

Meet our team

Olga Kanapelka​

My Health Toolkit content writer. 

Marwa Kotb

My Health Toolkit designer and developer.

What do they both say?

We are committed to continual innovation in course publishing to better support the needs of our community, ensuring the integrity of the work we publish and championing the benefits of open health education for all immigrant women.

Our Vision

A physically, emotionally, and mentally healthy woman can become an active member of her community.

Our Mission

We work towards reducing women language barrier to increase her access to good health care.

Core Values

Mutual respect Hospitable environment supportive community Recognition of women's needs
Equal access to information

Our Community

We hear you.
Get in touch with other women to exchange information and find emotional support .