About Us

REACH BC is connecting British Columbians with researchers, to advance all kinds of health research here in BC, with the aim to make health care better for everyone.

Who We Are

REACH BC is an initiative of BC’s health authorities and partner universities. It is also made possible thanks to valuable input from research institutes, patients and the public.  

What We Do

REACH BC is bridging the gap between the public and researchers. We make it easier for patients and the public to find out what health research is happening in BC, to connect with researchers and to participate. 

Where We Come From

REACH BC was developed as a demonstration project of the BC SUPPORT Unit—a multi-partner organization that is part of Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR), led by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and part of the BC Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN). Funding for the demonstration project was provided to the BC SUPPORT Unit through the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). It received additional funding from Clinical Trials BC and the BC AHSN. Please note, REACH BC is independent from MSFHR’s Reach Program and Reach Awards.  

Supporting Partners

REACH BC was developed in partnership and support from the following groups:

  • Population Data BC
  • University of British Columbia MedIT
  • University of British Columbia Advanced Research Computing

REACH BC Ambassadors

The following groups and organizations have partnered with REACH BC to create awareness.

  • Alzheimer's Society of BC
  • BC SUPPORT Unit Regional Centres
  • Clinical Trials BC
  • Fraser Health
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation 
  • Interior Health
  • Island Health
  • Northern Health
  • Patient Voices Network
  • Research Ethics BC
  • University of Northern BC
  • University of Victoria
  • Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Questions or comments?

Feel free to contact us by e-mail: info@reachbc.ca.