I’m proud to work at the GVLC, a very unique business that has a significant impact on local families and communities who are struggling with head lice.
Head lice treatment is neglected by the medical community because it doesn’t carry any physically harmful health risks, yet the easily available treatments are woefully ineffective. Head lice is also very misunderstood due to the fears and myths surrounding it. Parents become extremely distressed upon learning that there is head lice in the family and the toll that can be placed on the stress of not being able to get rid of it can further impact the emotional health of a family.
We fill this gap by dispelling myths and providing the right information, techniques and tools. We teach staff and parents in schools, spend time training staff and parents in First Nations, and provide free help over the phone. Our goals are to normalize and destigmatise the issue of head lice and be meaningfully engaged in our local community.