WHO we are

The AYHC is a program of Archway Community Services, using a Community Coordinating and Advisory Committee model for guidance. The formalized Abbotsford Youth Health Centre Coordinating Committee is now composed of:

  • Archway Community Services (including the Youth Resource Centre and Abbotsford Addictions Centre)
  • Abbotsford Division of Family Practice (as well as other representatives from Abbotsford’s Medical Community – doctors and registered nurses)
  • Abbotsford Social Development Advisory Committee (City of Abbotsford)
  • Ministry of Children and Family Development (Child and Youth Mental Health, Integrated Youth Services)
  • Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society – Xyolhemeylh
  • Matsqui-Abbotsford IMPACT Society
  • Abbotsford Youth Commission
  • University of the Fraser Valley, Childhood Education/Child and Youth Care department (ECE/CYC)
  • Trinity Memorial United Church, Abbotsford
  • Directors of Youth-Friendly Health Centres in other communities (Maple Ridge, White Rock, Surrey, Langley)

Funding and in-kind donations have been provided by:

  • Archway Community Services
  • Impact Youth & Family Substance Use Services
  • Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • Fraser Health Authority
  • Oak Tree Foundation
  • The Alibhai, Nathwani, and Teja Families
  • Lynne and Paul Gross
  • Owen Gross
  • Camille Robinson
  • Louise Smith
  • Michele Christie
  • Shiela Barkley
  • Dr. Holden Chow
  • Paul Enns
  • Dr. Frank Ahman
  • Abbotsford Printing Inc.
  • Abbotsford Sumas Rotary
  • Van Tel Legacy Fund
  • Dr. Elizabeth and Dennis Watt
  • Brian Gross
  • Abbotsford Division of Family Practice
  • Dr. Jacques West
  • Kylee Swadden
  • UFV Faculty and Staff
  • The Abbotsford Heat Foundation
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia

The Co-Chairs of the Abbotsford Youth Health Centre are:

  • Shairose Jinnah: Director of Counselling, Child, Youth & Family Services at Archway Community Services
  • Eric Van Egmond: Director of Operations, Ministry of Children and Family Development, Abbotsford
  • Dr. Elizabeth Watt: Former Board Member, Archway Community Services & Abbotsford Division of Family Practice
  • Brian Gross: Executive Director, Matsqui-Abbotsford IMPACT Society, Abbotsford and Mission

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