Membership Form

If you want more information about our purpose, guiding principles and the various membership categories before you download the form: please read on.

As a member of the BC Rural Health Network, I/we support the following purpose and guiding principles of the Network,

PURPOSE:

To promote and support a health care system that improves and sustains the health and well being of residents of rural communities across British Columbia as part of a high functioning health care system.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

  • All British Columbians are entitled to efficiently provided, timely and effective healthcare services.
  • While the rural communities of BC differ widely in terms of needs, desires, strengths, challenges and distinctive characters they share many concerns regarding obstacles to essential healthcare services.Residents in rural communities are recognized as authorities on what is best for their community. Grassroots healthcare advocacy organizations exist in rural communities because of the recognized need to improve services.
  • Residents in rural communities are recognized as authorities on what is best for their community. Grassroots healthcare advocacy organizations exist in rural communities because of the recognized need to improve services.
  • Improvement to services will result from collaborative, cooperative relationships developed between community organizations, health authorities, local elected officials, local health workers, and provincial policy makers.
  • Together we present a strong and unified voice for change.All British Columbians are entitled to efficiently provided, timely and effective healthcare services.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES:

Regular Members:
– Any person, organization or association that support the purpose, principles, and objectives of the BCRHN is eligible to become a Regular Member.
– Regular Members are entitled to make motions, vote and/or hold office as Directors, receive minutes of all meetings, and receive written financial statements.

Associate Members:
– Provincial organizations, associations or individuals that support the purpose, principles and objectives of the BCRHN are eligible to become Associate Members.
– Associate Members are not entitled to make motions, vote or hold office as Directors.
– Associate Members are entitled to receive minutes of all meetings and written financial
statements as presented at the AGM

Affiliate Members:
– Provincial organizations that wish to participate as an observer and provide support to the BCRHN are eligible to become Affiliate Members.
– Affiliates may be included in meetings and activities at the discretion of the Board.
– Affiliates are not entitled to make motions, vote or hold office as Directors.

MEMBERSHIP FEES:
Membership fees are due upon receipt of the membership form. The membership renewal date is January 1. The inability to pay a membership fee will never exclude anyone from becoming a member of the BCRHN.

Regular Member
Organization $50.00
Individual $30.00

Associate Member
Organization $30.00
Individual $25.00

Affiliate Member $20.00

PAYMENT METHODS:
Although we hope to have online bank deposits in the future, at present payment has to be by cheque made payable to RHC Rural Health Collaborative Society

Please mail cheques and completed membership forms to:
Sue McCrae, Treasurer
BC Rural Health Network
c/o 2549 Golf Course Dr.
Blind Bay, BC
V0E 1H2