here are a variety of programs and resources available to support the health and wellbeing of the Whistler community.
Non-profit agencies in the Sea-to-Sky area, as well as the provincial and federal governments provide an array of community social services. These include services provided by the Health Authority and the Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS).
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) resources
Economic resources overview
An overview of all provincial and federal resources available to individuals, businesses and local governments during COVID-19 have been compiled for ease of reference:
- View Canada’s COVID-19: Economic Response Plan
- Visit gov.bc.ca/COVID19 to access the latest provincial COVID-19 information and resources.
- Visit canada.gc.ca/COVID19 to access the latest federal COVID-19 information and resources.
Local business updates
Are you looking for a grocery store, pharmacy or food delivery options? Find out which Whistler business are open, which have modified their hours and which are offering new services such as delivery or early morning shopping hours for vulnerable populations. Visit whistler.com/COVID for more information.
Find out how you can help in your community. Visit the Whistler Community Services Society at mywcss.org/covid19-2.
Whistler Medical Clinic
Seek care for both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related health concerns. A virtual Walk in Clinic is available for patients not registered with a family doctor. You do not need provincial medical coverage (MSP) to get a COVID-19 test and there is no cost to be tested. Visit whistlermedicalclinic.com/covid for details about getting a COVID-19 test in Whistler.
Whistler Health Care Centre
Whistler Health Care Centre provides urgent and emergency health care services to people living and visiting in Whistler and along the Sea-to-Sky Highway. There is onsite radiology, CT Scanner and laboratory services. For more information visit www.vch.ca.
Health Link BC 8-1-1
8-1-1 is a free-of-charge health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia. By calling 8-1-1, you can speak to a health services representative, who can help you find health information and services; or connect you directly with a registered nurse, a registered dietitian or a pharmacist. For more information visit www.healthlinkbc.ca.
Find additional medical support in Whistler through the Sea to Sky Divisions of Family practice at https://divisionsbc.ca/sea-sky.
Seniors support services
BC211 help line
211 is a confidential, multilingual telephone service available in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Squamish-Lillooet and Sunshine Coast Regional Districts. The line provides free information and referral to a full range of community, social, and government services, and operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Whistler Mature Action Community
The Whistler Mature Action Community is a community group with a mission to connect, engage and advocate for Whistler seniors. Additional resources offering support for seniors through COVID-19 are available on the Whistler Mature Action Community website.
Howe Sound Women’s Centre
The Howe Sound Women’s Centre (HSWC) is dedicated to the prevention of violence against women and support for women, children, and youth impacted by violence or abuse. It serves the Sea to Sky corridor including Pemberton, Whistler, Squamish, and corridor First Nations’ communities. For more information visit www.HSWC.ca.
Sea to Sky Community Services
Sea to Sky Community Services (SSCS) provides over 40 social service programs which strengthen individuals and build healthier communities throughout the Sea to Sky corridor. In particular during the COVID-19 crisis, SSCS provides support to seniors and delivers the Pemberton Food Bank. For more information, visit http://www.sscs.ca/.
Whistler Community Services Society
The purpose of the Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS) is to support social sustainability in Whistler by providing programs and services that improve the ability of Whistler Community members to meet their needs and enhance their lives. WCSS can provide food bank and hygiene kit deliveries, and provide emotional support, community referrals, access to subsidized clinical counselling, provide assistance with accessing federal and provincial financial resources via online outreach meetings. Please visit mywcss.org for more information or to book an appointment. For more information, visit www.mywcss.org.
Zero Ceiling provides services to youth, 19-24 years old, who are experiencing homelessness. These services include a supportive housing and employment program, outreach services, a life skills program, and case management support. For more information visit www.zeroceiling.org.
Welcome Centre Whistler
The Whistler Multicultural Network helps support and improve opportunities for immigrants. It also connects immigrant groups and the community of Whistler to help them actively participate in the community. For more information visit welcomewhislter.com.
Whistler Women’s Centre
1519 Spring Creek Drive. Tues – Thurs 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Whistler Women’s Centre provides confidential support, resources, referrals and advocacy to women and their children from our safe space. Includes intake and access to emergency safe housing, child/youth counselling, computer use, play space, clothing and necessities, workshops and ongoing wellness programs. All programs and services provided free of charge. Volunteer opportunities available. firstname.lastname@example.org 604.962.8711 | 24HR Crisis Line: 1.877.890.5711 For more information visit www.HSWC.ca
For emergencies dial 911.