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Member-driven. Culturally-connected. Equitable health care.

As a cooperative community health centre, we are delivering culturally-appropriate health care to immigrants and newcomers in the Lower Mainland. Donors have helped us provide patient-centered care to over 3,000 families.

Health inequities in British Columbia cost the province an estimated $2.6 billion annually (Health Officers Council BC).

Over the previous 10 years BC has received on average 40,000 immigrants per year – roughly 4% are refugees (BC Stats 2011).

40% of people who live in the Lower Mainland speak English as a foreign language (Stat Can, 2011).

I left Mexico to come to Canada in 2006. When I found out about the Umbrella Mobile Clinic, I eagerly volunteered. It felt wonderful to help my Mexican compatriots access health care in Canada. I was hooked on Umbrella, and became a member, expanded my volunteering to other programs and was elected to the board of directors in 2013. I became a mom in 2014, and joined “Voces Maternas”, where I was able to connect with other bicultural moms. I felt validated to be able to access culturally oriented health care. The UMHC physicians empowered me to make informed decisions about my health.” -Edith Cuellar Mata