Welcome to Island Health

On August 1 st, we launched our new public website:


and a new website for medical staff:


Our website was developed in partnership with patients and residents of Vancouver Island and the surrounding regions. It's accessible, mobile friendly and flexible to help us evolve with our communities as we work towards excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.

Come visit the new sites and update your bookmarks. This www.viha.ca site will continue to be available for one month so that our staff and partners have time to update their links to the new site. You can still browse the old site but it will no longer be updated.


Aboriginal Employment Team

Why Our Aboriginal Employment Program is Important

Island Health's Aboriginal Employment Program was created to help us build strong long-term relationships with the First Nations communities and Aboriginal organizations on Vancouver Island. Learn more.

Meet the Team

Vacant - Central Island Employment Advisor

Email: aboriginalemployment@viha.ca



Alegha van Hanuse

Alegha van Hanuse— South Island Employment Advisor

Alegha is from the Wuikinuxv Nation in Rivers Inlet, British Columbia and  is a grateful visitor on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen people. Prior to joining  Island Health, Alegha worked with the University of Victoria as an Aboriginal Mentorship Coordinator and at Literacy Victoria as the Aboriginal Literacy Coordinator. Alegha’s formal education includes a Bachelor’s degree in social work and she has been working in Aboriginal adult education, literacy and employment for several years.

Please connect with Alegha to book a workshop, request a community visit or to invite her to a career fair within the south island region or to receive support with your Island Health cover letter; resume; VI Hire profile; interview skill development; and/or general career goals.

Email: Alegha.VanHanuse@viha.ca

Phone: 250.217.5762


Michelle Noullet Morfitt

Michele van der Wielen - North Island Employment Advisor

Michele is Cree, French and English, and is a proud member of the Waterhen Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan.  Michele has lived and worked in Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Kwakwaka’wakw territories her whole life. Michele holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Sociology and has been active in Aboriginal initiatives involving youth, education, and community for over fifteen years. She has also worked with Indigenous peoples in Guatemala and Aotearoa (New Zealand).

Please connect with Michele to book a workshop, request a community visit or to invite her to a career fair within the north island region.

Email: Michele.vanderwielen@viha.ca

Phone: 250.850.2972

Cell: 250.204.7965


Your Career - Your Calling