Auxiliaries Supporting Healthcare Across British Columbia

The BCAHA Links & Strengthens 67 Member Auxiliaries at the Heart of Healthcare

What is BCAHA?

We are volunteer-based membership organizations formed to support the needs of hospitals, healthcare centres and health services, thereby promoting the health and welfare of communities within BC. The BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries (BCAHA) was established in 1945 to promote education, leadership, effective communication, and high standards of performance as key factors in member Auxiliaries’ success.

our impact in 2023

Member Auxiliaries


Donated to healthcare

Bursaries distributed

Volunteer hours

Welcome to BCAHA

Greetings! Come share our spirit of volunteerism and stories of success. We welcome your participation and support.

– President, BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries

Our Mission Statement

BCAHA links and strengthens auxiliaries at the heart of healthcare.

Helping Healthcare the Auxiliary Way

Auxiliary volunteers make a difference every day all across our province. Whether at a gift shop, thrift store, or in a youth program or residential care facility, our helping hands and smiles are here for you.

Come Join Our Team!

Looking for a place to volunteer? Auxiliaries offer exciting opportunities for you to explore! Support healthcare, connect with your community and build friendships.


Currently, BCAHA’s member auxiliaries in BC represent more than 4,892 adult volunteers and 249 youth volunteers. We keep our members knowledgeable with timely information and resource material through our website, a regular newsletter and face-to-face interaction at the local and provincial levels, including annual provincial and regional annual general meetings and conferences.

BCAHA Tribute Bursary Fund

The BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries recognizes the work of youth volunteers by offering one bursary per year to a student seeking financial assistance. Deadline May 15,2023.

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