Referrals & supporters

BC community acupuncture Clinics

Community acupuncture elsewhere in Canada & beyond

More holistic care

Organizations & businesses


BC Community Acupuncture Clinics

When visiting other clinics, feel free to mention that you’ve been referred by Heart & Hands and have the first time paperwork fee waived at our partner clinics!

Nanaimo Acupuncture
Your home to affordable health care in Nanaimo, BC.

Dragonfly Community Acupuncture
We offer affordable Sliding Scale Community Acupuncture in Courtenay, B.C.

Island Community Acupuncture
Community Acupuncture on Salt Spring Island, BC

Powell River Healthworks: Community Acupuncture Clinic
Relax in a group setting. Affordable sliding scale.

Acupuncture Hub
Affordable acupuncture and cupping in Mt. Pleasant, Vancouver, BC.

Poke Community Acupuncture
Community acupuncture in East Vancouver, BC.

Kitsilano Community Acupuncture
We feel passionate about getting the best out of acupuncture, and making it accessible to as many people as possible.

The Village Community Acupuncture
Community Acupuncture in Hastings-Sunrise, Vancouver BC.

Gathered Roots Community Acupuncture
Gathered Roots is a community style acupuncture clinic located in the heart of beautiful downtown New Westminster.

Kelowna Community Acupuncture
Kelowna’s premier community acupuncture studio since 2017.

Okanagan-Similkameen Community Acupuncture
Sliding-scale acupuncture, herbal remedies and associated holistic therapies for the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valley.


Community Acupuncture elsewhere in Canada

When visiting other clinics, feel free to mention that you’ve been referred by Heart & Hands and have the first time paperwork fee waived at our partner clinics!

Visiting Camrose AB
Wildrose Community Acupuncture

Visiting Edmonton AB?
Whole Health Community Acupuncture

Visiting Winnipeg MB?
Straight to the Point Community Acupuncture
Shen Dao Community Acupuncture

Visiting Toronto ON?
Six Degrees Community Acupuncture
Toronto Community Acupuncture (ToCA)

Visiting Guelph ON?
Guelph Community Acupuncture

Visiting Thunder Bay ON?
Cedar Grove Community Acupuncture Clinic

Visiting Ottawa ON?
Ottawa Community Acupuncture

Visiting Montreal QC?
Clinique d’Acupuncture Sociale du Plateau
AcuPop Montréal

Community Acupuncture in the US

People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (Find a Clinic)
As a multi-stakeholder cooperative, POCA’s goal is to make acupuncture available to as many people as possible and to support those providing acupuncture to create stable and sustainable businesses and jobs.

Community Acupuncture in the UK

Association of Community & Multibed Acupuncture Clinics (ACMAC)
The Association of Community and Multibed Acupuncture Clinics (ACMAC) is formed of practitioners who wish to make acupuncture accessible to as many people as possible.

We support the provision of affordable acupuncture treatment in multibed clinics, where costs are kept low by treating several people at the same time.


More holistic care

Birdsong Naturopathic Clinic
Birdsong Clinic is living on the unceded territories of the Songhees Nation/speakers of the sleeping dialect of Lekwungen. Nestled into a garden in Fernwood ~ come through the bamboo gate at the side of the house and to the back of the yard ~ we are in the studio in the garden.

Family Naturopathic Clinic
The FNC been providing free naturopathic care since early 2007. We do this because we believe strongly that everyone should have access to naturopathic medicine regardless of income.

David Laurin Osteopathy & Ocean Tides Health Collective
At Ocean Tides Health Collective we believe in healing. And we believe healing comes from within. Our healthcare providers understand the body-mind-spirit unity and are professionally trained to help our clients make progress towards health. We provide a welcoming environment that will help them along their journey. 

Jeff Harvie Physiotherapy & Osteopathy
BlueWater Physiotherapy is a physiotherapist owned and operated clinic that offers Cranial Sacral TherapyVisceral Manipulation, Movement AnalysisStrength and Conditioning, Muscle re-training.

Passage Wellness & Acupuncture (Jenica Geisler, R.Ac.)
Through acupuncture, somatic-based practices, and resilience consultation, I offer treatment and support for those suffering with physical, mental, and emotional pain who are seeking to heal, reconnect to their body’s inherent wisdom, and develop a more holistic relationship with themselves, others, and the world around them.

GO TO SERVICES

Kristy Elesko, RMT
Whether you are recovering from injury, pursuing new phyiscal challenges, dealing with chronic disablement, or trying to reduce your daily aches and pains, Kristy would like to help you on your path. She also offers mobile massage therapy services for new parents in the first 8 weeks after their baby’s arrival. 

Jessica Smith BSc, CAT (c), RMT (Omni Rehab)
Clinically Jessica has worked in many different settings from chronic disease management to sports conditioning. Her passion for health, fitness and sport is evident as she strives to help people achieve their goals, whether it is getting them back to their game sooner or simply helping them to function on a daily basis without pain.

Round House Midwives
Receive maternity care from Registered Midwives on a five-acre heritage farm in Victoria, BC.

Cook Street Midwives
Cook St. Community Midwives is located at the corner of Cook Street and Rockland Ave in Victoria, BC.

Midwives Collective
We are a shared-care maternity practice in Victoria, BC. We strive to foster relationships, strengthen families and create community.

Citizens Counselling Center
Offering quality, affordable counselling for individuals, couples and groups
in Victoria BC.

Dental Hygiene Public Clinic
Camosun’s Dental Clinic offers dental care for clients of all ages. Our Dental Hygiene and Certified Dental Assistant students provide professional, preventive and therapeutic services that are caring, high quality and low-cost.

Self Heal Herbs
With passion and a deep sense of pride in our work, Self Heal has been providing the Greater Victoria region with holistic medicine and a high standard of care since we first opened our doors in 1976. The high quality of our herbs and client-centred approach has been the secret to our success and continues to motivate the direction of our evolution as both a retail centre and healing space.

Vancouver Island Compassion Society (the VICS)
Our friendly neighbours, in solidarity, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe source of cannabis-based treatments to patients with a physician’s recommendation in a private and respectful environment. 

Foundry Victoria
Foundry Victoria brings health and social services together in a single place to makes it easier for young people to find care, connection and support.

Vancouver Island Drug Checking Project
We are offering a free and confidential drug checking program at harm reduction agencies in Victoria, providing access to several drug checking instruments.


Organizations & Businesses

Accessibilize your Event, by Olivia Dreisigner (click to open PDF)
The following guide will make your events more equitable, inclusive, and accessible to the disability community, keeping in mind all of the intersecting identities that encompass such a group. The information that follows provides a variety of ways you can support disabled (and non-disabled) people, with a specific focus on events held in a higher education setting. You can find copies of this grassroots zine in the H&H lobby :)

The Existence Project: Connecting the Community through Storytelling
A creative workshop that connects marginalized people to their community through the power of story.

Portland Hotel Society (Douglas Street Community)
The Douglas Street Community (DSC) provides homes for 25 people on the transitional housing floor and 22 people on the treatment and recovery floor in Victoria, BC. The DSC opened its doors in March 2017. We support the Supportive Recovery Program at the DSC through our Pay-it-Foward promotion

Luke Connor Visual
The wizard behind our website and crowdfunding videos!
Luke is a 26 year old filmmaker born and based in Victoria, BC. He fell in love with film and photography when he first peered through a viewfinder over 10 years ago; it is a daily outlet to expand his awareness and document life in a creative manner.

Pink Sheep Media
We’re a small graphic design and communications agency, in Victoria BC, providing web and print design support, and brand management services. Heart & Hands is powered by Pink Sheep!

Mary Loria Ceramics
The strong and talented hands that make our H&H branded mugs and bowls available in our lobby!

KPK Ceramics
KPK Ceramics is the home of unique handmade pottery by Kate Kennedy in Victoria, BC.

Eves of Destruction Roller Derby League
A non-profit roller derby association dedicated to excelling in sport, while promoting healthy living through physical activity, health education and public awareness. EoD is a community minded organization, growing out of the grass roots movement to elevate roller derby to new heights, while adhering to DIY ethic. We are proud to be sponsors since 2012!

The VICS
The Vancouver Island Compassion Society (VICS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe source of cannabis-based treatments to patients with a physician’s recommendation in a private and respectful environment.

Mothering Touch Centre
The Mothering Touch Centre. is a family-run enterprise in Victoria BC. Our mission is to provide support, classes and information to new and expectant parents.

Little Mountain Farm
Little Mountain Farm was built out of common love of growing good food, and the community that is created by people coming together to appreciate it. 

Stone Haven Gems
Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC Canada. Christine Paton’s mission is to provide high quality crystals, gems, jewelry and education while treading lightly on our planet by offering minerals that have found their way to us through ethical practices and giving back. Find Christine at Heart & Hands for her seasonal studio sales!

The Existence Project
A creative workshop that connects marginalized people to their community through the power of story. Each workshop features a transformative storyteller and facilitates dialogue between marginalized people and community members who care – students, professional creatives, changemakers and YOU!

Recyclistas
Recyclistas is the hub of Greater Victoria’s grassroots cycling community. We are a full-service bicycle repair shop, recycling depot and educational work space. We have a great selection of new and used parts and accessories and used bikes for sale.

JagaSilk
Specialty importers of maccha green tea, seasonal teas and their tools. Based in Victoria, BC, Canada, we believe in beauty, balance, and ethical business.

Wildfire Bakery
In artisan baking since 1998. We strive to provide our community with high quality, nutritious foods that are made as accessible as possible. At the same time, we work to create a healthy working environment and operate in a socially responsible manner. We wish to support a community that values humanity, health and nature.

Esquimalt Farmers Market
Esquimalt Farmers Market exists to provide a marketplace which serves as a community gathering point that builds relationships, encourages healthy, local living, environmental and economic sustainability.

Victoria Women in Need Community Cooperative
At Victoria Women In Need Community Cooperative (WIN), we support women along their journey between crisis, financial self sufficiency and wellness. Our programs are there for women along each step of their journey.

Mustard Seed
The Mustard Seed is a non-profit fighting hunger and restoring faith to hurting souls in Greater Victoria.

Fernwood NRG
Fernwood NRG is a social enterprising non-profit organization run by and for the residents of Fernwood, a neighbourhood in Victoria, BC. Heart & Hands is an annual sponsor and participant at FernFest. 

The First People’s House (UVic)
The First Peoples House (FPH) is a social, cultural and academic centre for Indigenous students at UVic and serves as a safe and welcoming place that encourages the building of community. We encourage you to come in and be part of creating a supportive space for Indigenous students on campus. We ask that all those who enter the First Peoples House do so with respect for the ancestors, the original care takers of this land, and for each other. Heart & Hands is part of Indigenous Wellness week that takes place quarterly at the FPH. 

DA Levison & Associates
Where we get our amazing accounting, consulting and book keeping services. If you’re looking for a great accountant, we can’t recommend this firm enough.

Victoria Anarchist Book Fair
The Bookfair is for anarchists and non-anarchists, with participants from all over North America and beyond. Events include book and information tables, workshops, readings, films, presentations, and much more! Heart & Hands has been a participant and facilitator since 2013.

Women’s March Victoria Chapter
Women’s March Canada – Victoria acknowledges that we live, work, and play on unceded Lekwungen and Saanich territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples. We acknowledge that the Songhees and Esquimalt nations have stewarded these lands and waters, and we all have a better quality of life due to the work they’ve done and continue to do.

The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society
The VNCS was formed in 1993 specifically to establish a sense of community for those of Japanese heritage and/or those interested in Japanese culture.

Alcheringa Gallery
Celebrating the fine art of contemporary Indigenous artists from the NorthWest Coast of Canada. We believe Alcheringa represents the sacred, supernatural, and mysteries in indigenous art that goes beyond what is shared and visible.

Daphne Boyer
I am a visual artist and plant scientist of Métis descent. I combine plant material, women’s traditional handwork and high-resolution digital tools to create art that showcases my family’s Métis heritage and honours plants as the basis of life on earth.

Aimee Van Drimmelen
Aimee is an artist based on the west coast of Canada. Every day she is inspired by the nature that surrounds her, the times of great change we are living in, and the people she meets when she walk her dog. Also follow her works inspired by ecology @a.vandrimmelen.illustration

Kate Romain
Kate combines professional, whimsical accordion playing with kazoo-horns, foot-percussion and vocal sound tricks to make an engaging and fun one-person act to entertain all ages. Kate also spends time making art, clowning, juggling, dancing, and collaborating with others.
*Also, support her by becoming a Patreon!

KnitChanChan
Owner/Operator, Christina Chan’s tiny side hustle. The raddest cycling caps on earth, handmade in YYJ.

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