Skip to main content

Dr. Bonnie Henry

Dr. Bonnie Henry was appointed as Provincial Health Officer for the Province of BC in 2018. As BC’s most senior public health official, Dr. Henry is responsible for monitoring the health of all British Columbians and undertaking measures for disease prevention and control and health protection. Most recently, Dr. Henry has led the province’s response on the COVID-19 pandemic and drug overdose emergency.  
Dr. Henry’s experience in public health, preventative medicine and global pandemics has extended throughout her career. Prior to her current role, Dr. Henry was the deputy provincial health officer for three years. She also served as the interim provincial executive medical director of the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) from December 2013 until August 2014. She was the medical director of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control and Public Health Emergency Management with the BCCDC and medical director for the provincial emerging and vector-borne diseases program, as well as a provincial program for surveillance and control of healthcare associated infections from 2005 to 2014.

Food Banks of British Columbia 

Our Vision: a hunger-free future.

Our Mission: inspire, empower, and support our members to achieve hunger-free communities.
Every month food banks in BC help more than 80,000 individuals and 1 in every 3 of these is a child. Many people do not realize that it could be their neighbour or co-worker who needs help from a food bank in BC. Why?  …because there is no typical person that turns to a food bank for help. 
It may be a family where both parents are working, but just do not have enough left over from each pay cheque to fully feed their family.  It may be a senior whose fixed income just does not stretch far enough.  It may be someone experiencing a sudden illness, a job loss, has a chronic health problem or is perhaps providing care to a family member.   It may be a single parent who is struggling. 
In BC, we are changing how people see food banks.