In light of the findings at residential schools in Canada and following the precedents set by many governmental bodies in our province, we have chosen to postpone the Canadian Adventure for Health Event until later this summer.

A date will be announced early August.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Join our fundraiser and help us resume our in-person services!

Go to www.canadianadventure4health.caOr

Click the button below to learn more and register


Since the pandemic was declared in March 2020 we have had to suspend our in-person services until a later date.  We are certainly sad about this and hope you will bear with us until we can return. The good news is that we have much confirmation that our services are needed and appreciated in the community and we intend to one day - again - offer them in person.
We can be found on Facebook where we post great information about Covid-19 and general health information.
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But we have not abandoned the community.  We will continue to be here in the Morning Star Newspaper with HEALTH HELPER once a month.  We research the topics using reliable sources, and present the information in an easy to read and understand format which everyone can enjoy in the safety of their home.
Please click the link below to read the latest HEALTH HELPER

Who and What is the John Rudy Health Resource Centre Association?

The John Rudy Health Resource Association is an innovative non-profit registered charity in Vernon B.C.  Our mission is to improve the health and well being of all persons in the community by addressing health literacy needs.  We strive to empower people to take an active and informed role in their and their family's health - by supporting them to obtain, understand and utilize health services and information.
We want people to know that they are not alone in their health crisis or experiences of living with a chronic condition. There is real power in meeting with someone in person and we have seen the positive impact our services have on the lives of community members. 

Our Work

One-to-one in-person services are always free and include:
  • Assisting people to find, read and understand health information for themselves and their family members.
  • Supporting people in navigating the health care system and tributaries specific to their needs.
  • Helping people find the correct health forms and assisting with completion on paper or online.
Health Literacy Presentations- A pilot project that surpassed expectations. Brings useful tools to the community via short presentations.  Always free!  Presentations provide useful tips and strategies. For example, how to make the most of one's doctors appointments and a take-brochure that covers all of the information and can be shared with friends and family.

Our Impact

  • In 2019 we provided 192 hours of one-to-one support and served 164 individuals, 61 males and 103 females.
  • In 2019 82% of our expenses went to client programs, 13% went to fundraising and 5% to administration.
Thank you to all who support John Rudy by donating, providing grants, attending fundraisers, volunteering, accessing services and forming community partnerships.  We're looking forward to seeing you all again.  Please contact our Executive Director if you would like to donate. 
The John Rudy Health Resource Centre Association is located on the Ancestral, Traditional and Unceded Territory of the Okanagan Nation and the Sylix People