About Us


Our Mission

HealthWell Educators and Consultants Ltd.’s mission is to enhance the lives of older adults through projects and research that facilitate well being and positive mental health.


Who We Are

HealthWell Educators and Consultants Ltd., incorporated in 2002 the Province of British Columbia, is owned and operated by Dr. Penny MacCourt.

Dr. MacCourt has a social work background and has worked with older adults in the community, long term care and acute care settings for many years as a clinical social worker. She holds a Bachelor and Masters of Social Work from University of Manitoba and a PhD (Interdisciplinary Studies) from University of Victoria. Her doctoral and post-doctoral studies have focused on aging, mental health and service delivery. She is a founding member of the BC Psychogeriatric Association and was appointed to the Seniors Advisory Committee to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. She is past Chair of the Social Policy and Practice Division of the Canadian Association on Gerontology. She received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her contribution to Canada for her work with caregivers. Through practice, research, policy and advocacy, and in collaboration with others, her goal is to facilitate social environments (relationships, policy, services) that support seniors’ well being/mental health.



We provide consultation, project management, evaluation, policy development and research services related to late adult hood. We also organize seniors’ related workshops and conferences. Our focus is seniors, their caregivers, the health care providers and the health care system that support them and their social and relational environments.


We have expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods. We have extensive experience in carrying out provincial and national projects and conducting research for non-profit agencies and for regional, provincial and federal governments. We compete for peer-reviewed grant completions and for contracts.



Dr. Penny MacCourt

2960 Hammond Bay Road

Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 1E2

PH. 250 756-2129

Cell 250 755-6180

email: PennyMacCourt@shaw.ca