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Chilliwack

Located 100 kilometres east of Vancouver, Chilliwack’s natural surroundings, rural setting and thriving agricultural, commercial and industrial economy have drawn many to its family-oriented neighborhoods. Its mountains, lakes and rivers provide beautiful settings for many outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, boating, kayaking and golfing. Bridal Veil Falls, located at the base of Mount Cheam, cascades almost 400 feet and claims the distinction of being the sixth-highest waterfall in Canada. The area is also home to thriving First Nations communities.

Area Facts

102 km from Vancouver City Centre
The population is 84,000 residents.
Agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism
Gold, world-class freshwater fishing, river rafting, hiking.
Kindergarten to grade 12; campus for the University College of the Fraser Valley
Chilliwack General Hospital

Chilliwack General Hospital

Chilliwack General Hospital is a 131 bed, University of BC affiliated community hospital offering medical, surgical, obstetrics, psychiatry, and a regional eye centre, as well as 24/7 emergency services with 60,585 visits annually.

Lenica

"I love working as an emergency nurse at Chilliwack General Hospital because of the positive and supportive team of coworkers who always help each other in order to do the best job that we can."

ER RN, Chilliwack General Hospital
Fraser Health is responsible for providing quality health care services to the people of Chilliwack. This includes long term care and assisted living, public health, home health, end of life care, mental health and substance use support, along with specialized programs for children, women and Aboriginal people. We provide care across Chilliwack in our hospital, long term care and mental health and substance use programs.
Chilliwack
Aboriginal Health

In Chilliwack, Fraser Health provides its services within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the Stó:lō people, particularly the Aitchelitz, Cheam, Skwah, Shxwha:y, Squiala, Tzeachten, Kwaw Kwaw Apilt, Soowahlie, Skowkale and Yakweakwioose First Nations.

Carol, an Aboriginal Health Liaison Social Worker and a member of Chawathil First Nations, shares with us her touching personal story of why she chose to work in the health care field.

“Over twenty years ago, I lost my father and my sister less than a month apart. The time they spent in hospitals seemed to last forever, and I still remember the feelings of sadness, confusion, and helplessness. Then, I ended up in hospital for three days, where three community members, that I barely knew, stopped in to visit me. Those people lightened up my heart just by sharing their encouragement with me.

Upon discharge, I happened to see an elderly First Nations woman across the hall, I stopped in to say ‘Hi’, and she told me she had been so sad and lonely. My visit brightened up her day and at that moment I realized that someone needed to be there for those patients who were feeling lost and frightened. As an Aboriginal Health Liaison, I can be that person to guide, support and help navigate patients and their families through the health care system.” Explore Aboriginal Health and Social Worker opportunities.

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