Lindsay McGinn is the new Comox Valley Health Network facilitator. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Health Network hires facilitator

Lindsay McGinn has been hired as the facilitator for the Comox Valley Community Health Network.

Formed in 2018, the Comox Valley Community Health Network brings together a wide variety of people to take action on issues that impact well-being and health in the Comox Valley.

“We focus on areas for change that require the involvement of multiple people, groups and organizations to develop and implement solutions. The network is open to anyone who lives and/or works within the Comox Valley Regional District,” said CVCHN transition team co-chair Betty Tate, in a press release. “Lindsay will provide leadership for the network by working with the community, including the network co-ordinating circle and action teams to build the capacity of the network and move it forward.”

Lindsay holds an undergraduate degree in gerontology and a master’s degree in public and international affairs. She has spent the last two years working for the United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island as its community impact officer for the North Island. She lives on Denman Island with her partner and two children.

“Lindsay comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience about the Comox Valley community, building partnerships, collective impact initiatives and community engagement” said Tate. “She will be an incredible asset to our network as we move forward to action. We want to thank Island Health and Comox Valley Regional District for their support in the hiring process“

The network will be holding open houses Oct. 17 from 5-7 p.m. at the Cumberland Council chambers, Oct. 18 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Lewis Centre lobby and Oct. 25 from 9-11 a.m. in Comox Recreation Centre lobby. The next steps for the network are to recruit a co-ordinating circle and then action teams. Once these are established work can begin on the initial priorities identified at two community forums. These priorities will evolve as the network moves forward. To get involved, or to learn more about the network, visit one of the open houses.

For more information, contact Lindsay at cvcommunityhealthnetwork@gmail.com or visit facebook.com/cvchealthnetwork.

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