Community Outreach

CAPSI Community Education – Community Outreach

The CAPSI Community Outreach program is a great way to get involved. It’s interactive and fun, while maintaining a professional image. There are numerous programs that operate throughout the school year and we are excited to announce the upcoming initiatives being run during the 2020-2021 academic calendar:

AIDS Vancouver – Information Pamphlet: 

  • Develop an information pamphlet for the Vancouver Downtown Eastside Community, focusing on the following topics: flu season, proper face cover etiquette, modes of flu and COVID-19 transmission and difference between the flu shot and COVID-19 vaccination

Vancouver Eastside Elementary School:

  • Conduct educational workshops for kindergarteners focusing on the following topics: the role of a pharmacist, importance of hand washing and how to tell the difference between medication and candy

Parks Canada Healthy Living ABC Fitness Group:

  • Educate and raise awareness for how a pharmacist can support their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

DTES Neighborhood House:

  • Conduct educational workshops on how to eat healthy on a budget

Vancouver Eastside High School:

  • Educate high school students on how to independently access healthcare and the long term impacts associated with use of party drugs and vaping

Social Solidarity in Isolation Initiative:

  • Providing residents of long term care facilities with virtual companionship through activities such as 1-on-1 skype calls and singalongs

Speaking with patients struggling with substance abuse:

  • Implementing an interactive event for healthcare students across UBC on how to speak with patients struggling with substance abuse. This event will consist of a panel discussion among healthcare professions and virtual small group discussion among attendees

Please contact us at to inquire about the programs and potential volunteer opportunities!

One of our Healthy Living Program teams (Ilan Wright, Jasmeen Saini, Arpita Patel, Danielle Laurie, Chris Duke, Michelle Le) promoting a healthy diet and exercise