Invitation to Participate

FETCH South Island

(For Everything That’s Community Health)

Health-Related Community Resource Directory

The purpose of the FETCH Community Health website project is to provide medical practitioners, other health service providers, and the public with a source of reliable, regularly updated information about South Island health related resources on a website. The project has created data standards in an effort to ensure listings are consistent with the objectives of this project because the phrase “community health” can mean different things to different people.

Criteria – Types of Listings

In order to be listed on FETCH the organization or provider must meet one or more of the following criteria:

1. Be a medical or healthcare provider recognized by the BC Health Professions Act. There are 26 regulated health professions in British Columbia, of which 25 are self-regulating professions governed by 22 regulatory colleges under the Health Professions Act. Common to these professions is licensure by a governing body and the requirement for continuing professional development and mechanisms for Quality Assurance, both of which protect the public by having the patient/client know that their practitioner is up to date.

The following professions are included in the Act :

2. Providers must conduct their services in the BC South Island area (Victoria, Saanich, View Royal, Brentwood Bay, Saanichton, North Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, Metchosin, Colwood, Langford, Esquimalt) or offer a service that does not exist on the South Island that is needed to support personal health.


This directory is a compilation of existing community resources. This is not a recommendation or endorsement by the South Island Division of Family Practice or the physicians as members of the organization.

The Division of Family Practice retains the right to decline submissions that do not meet the criteria or intent of this directory.