The City of Dawson Creek was awarded the Rural BC Community Award on Friday, May 24, 2024, at the 2024 BC Rural Health Conference in Whistler, BC. The community was recognized for a series of collaborative initiatives that enhanced access to quality care for patients. These initiatives include:

  • the development of the Chickadee Maternity Collaborative, which includes regular engagement with various partners such as the South Peace Division of Family Practice, Practice Support Coaches and the Rural Coordination Centre of BC's Rural Obstetrical and Maternity Sustainability Program;
  • the establishment of the Bulterys House through the efforts of the  South Peace  Health Services Society and in partnership with the Dawson Creek Society for Community Living; and,
  • the introduction of a locum house for visiting physicians which was made possible through a partnership between the City of Dawson Creek, the South Peace Health Services Society, and the South Peace Division of Family Practice.