CANADA PENSION PLAN (CPP)

Service Canada
130 19th Street, Courtenay , V9N 8S1
Toll Free: Plan 1-800-277-9914
Website: www.servicecanada.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


Programs & Services

Your contributions to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) provide you with a stable and dependable pension you can build on for retirement.  Your contributions also provide you and your dependents with basic financial protection if you become disabled or die.  There are several types of benefits, depending upon the situation:


Last updated: 2014-08-28      Print Listing     



CANADIAN AIDS TREATMENT INFORMATION EXCHANGE (CATIE)

505 – 555 Richmond Street West, Toronto, M5V 3B1
Fax: 416-203-8284
Toll Free: 1-800-263-1638
Email: info@catie.ca
Website: www.catie.ca
Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am – 6pm (EST)

CATIE is Canada’s source for up-to-date, unbiased information about HIV and hepatitis C. We connect people living with HIV or hepatitis C, at-risk communities, healthcare providers and community organizations with knowledge, resources and expertise to reduce transmission and improve quality of life. For more details, please visit www.catie.ca or call 1-800-263-1638.


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2015-01-23      Print Listing     



CANADIAN ANTI-FRAUD CENTRE

PO Box 686 , North Bay, P1B 8J8
Toll Free: 1-888-495-8501
Website: www.antifraudcentre.ca
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:45 pm EST


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-04-11      Print Listing     



CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

Comox Valley Unit
102 – 1509 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 2K6
Phone: 250-338-5454
Fax: 250-338-7692
Email: comoxvalley@bc.cancer.ca
Website: www.bc.cancer.ca
Hours: Monday - Friday 10am – 2pm

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.  The CCS achieves its mission through research, education, patient services and advocacy for healthy public policy.  These efforts are supported by volunteers and staff through funds raised in communities across Canada.

Vision: Creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer.

Our Priorities:


Programs & Services

Support Groups:

Annual Events:


Last updated: 2018-04-11      Print Listing     



CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION, THE

Suite 204 - 1009 Cook Street, Victoria, V8V 3Z6
Phone: 250-590-2242
Email: info@diabetes.ca
Website: www.diabetes.ca

1400-522 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2R5

Toll Free: 1-800-BANTING (1-800-226-8464)


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-04-11      Print Listing     



CANADIAN HERITAGE

351 Abbott Street, Suite 205, Vancouver, V6B 0G6
Toll Free: 1-866-811-0055
TTY: 1-888-997-3123
Email: PCH.bro-wro.PCH@canada.ca
Website: www.pch.gc.ca/index-eng.cfm

Canadian Heritage promotes an environment in which all Canadians take full advantage of dynamic cultural experiences, celebrating our history and heritage, and participating in building creative communities.


Last updated: 2018-04-11      Print Listing     



CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLORS ASSOCIATION

Suite 203, 3306 – 32nd Avenue, Vernon, V1T 2M6
Phone: 250-558-3323
Fax: 250-558-3369
Toll Free: 1-888-945-2722
Email: info@cpca-rpc.ca
Website: www.cpca-rpc.ca


Programs & Services

The purpose and objectives of the CPCA are as follows:


Last updated: 2018-04-11      Print Listing     



CANADIAN RED CROSS

464 Puntledge Road, Courtenay, V9N 3R1
Phone: 250-334-1557
Fax: 250-334-3974
Website: www.redcross.ca
Hours: M,T,Th,F 9:30-1:00; Wed 9:30-4:30

To improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.  


Programs & Services

Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP)

Contact: 250-334-1557 ext. 2522 – Blair Brown, HELP Plus Assistant Coordinator

The goal of the Health Equipment Loan Program is to provide access and the timely provision of high quality medical equipment to all who are in need through our community-based, volunteer supported depot.

A referral is required from a Doctor, Nurse or Therapist. The 3 month loan of medical equipment includes:

“HELP Plus” Advanced level equipment is available and is only loaned out under the authorization of a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist.  Available equipment includes:

For more information about the following programs please call the Community Development Coordinator at 250-334-1557, ext. 2523.

 

Disaster Management Program

Red Cross works in partnership with the government and other agencies to provide assistance to those affected by small or large disasters locally and around the world.  We operate central registration for tracing and reuniting family members and in some cases assist with rebuilding projects following a disaster.

Two areas of the Disaster Management Program include:

Red Cross helps communities to prepare for disaster through public education campaigns and providing tools for educators.

 

RespectED: Violence and Abuse Prevention Program

Youth and adults learn about preventing abuse, violence and neglect through RespectED online courses and public education campaigns.

RespectED offers specific programs tailored to children, youth, adults and aboriginal communities.

Public education posters are available for distribution in communities and schools to help spread key violence and abuse prevention information.  More extensive training programs are available for groups who want their own RespectED trainers.

 

For all Red Cross Courses, call Toll-Free 1-800-418-1111

 

Humanitarian Issues Program

Information on landmines, children in war, the Geneva Conventions and other global humanitarian issues are available for use and distribution in schools and communities.

Each community is different, with its own capacities and needs. The Community Development Program helps make the link between Red Cross programs and communities, and also partners with other community organizations, to determine and address vulnerability within the community.

 

Volunteer Info:  www.redcross.ca/volunteer

 

Job Postings:  www.redcross.ca/about-us/jobs


Last updated: 2018-04-18      Print Listing     



CARE-A-VAN: MOBILE HEALTH CLINIC

Comox Bay Care Society
Phone: 1-250-702-7011
Email: sabina.comoxbaycaresociety@gmail.com
Website: www.cvcareavan.ca
Hours: please refer to the website listed above for current hours and locations of operation


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-03-28      Print Listing     



CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, COMOX VALLEY

2040 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 2L3
Phone: 250-334-3234
Fax: 250-334-4908
Email: admin@comoxvalleychamber.com
Website: www.comoxvalleychamber.com
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 4:30pm

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce provides member businesses with a strong, common voice in dealing with issues that affect the local business environment.  It also provides relevant networking opportunities to help generate sales, create alliances and provide programs that will enhance the effectiveness of member businesses.  The Chamber of Commerce provides comprehensive information on local member businesses for visiting tourists, residents, and investors.


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-28      Print Listing     



CHILD & ADOLESCENT OUTREACH: SUICIDE PREVENTION

Phone: Phone: 250-702-6880 (leave a message)

Contact: David Hext -
Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-28      Print Listing     



CHILD CARE SUBSIDY SERVICE CENTRE

Ministry of Children & Family Development
PO Box 9953 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, V9W 9R3
Fax: 1-877-544-0699
Toll Free: 1-888-338-6622
Website: www.gov.bc.ca/childcaresubsidy
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm PT, excluding statutory holidays


Programs & Services

This subsidy is a monthly payment that assists eligible BC families with the cost of child care
Applications and renewals available by calling the Child Care Subsidy Service Centre
Forms are also on the internet (https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/child-care/financial-assistance-for-child-care) or at local offices such as:
Local Child Care Resource & Referral Office
Service BC – Government Agent Office
Immigrant Settlement Service Agencies


Last updated: 2018-04-12      Print Listing     



CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, COMOX VALLEY

237 3rd Street, Courtenay, V9N 1E1
Phone: 250-338-4288
Fax: 250-338-9326
Email: info@cvcda.ca
Website: www.cvcda.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm Closed Weekends & Holidays

The Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) is committed to the support of children, youth and young adults, their families, and caregivers so that the lives of children, parents, staff and the child care community are enriched educationally, emotionally, socially and physically.


Programs & Services

Population Served:  Children from birth to 19 years, and young adults, residing from Mud Bay to Oyster River.     

Provides services to children and youth with autism and their families - individualized intervention, behavioural plans and strategies – small groups and one to one

For youth with special needs - offers afterschool and evening social and recreational activities

Occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language pathology provides assessment, treatment and intervention strategies for children from birth to school age who need extra support

A home-based program which offers support to families with infants, from birth to 3 years who have or who are at risk for a developmental delay

For children from birth to 12 years with special needs who require extra support in child care settings.  Helps parents find child care that meets their needs, and helps child care providers to include children who require extra support.

For children and youth up to 18 years of age with special needs who need help to decrease behaviours that are challenging for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Provides support for school age children with disabilities and their families to find caregivers and services which meet their needs (by referral from MCFD)

Assists parents in finding child care and provides support and education to caregivers to promote quality care of children

Licensed Preschool for 3 to 5 year olds at Courtenay Elementary School -  a partnership with School District 71

Coordination of multi-disciplinary assessments for children and youth with complex developmental behavioural challenges including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Supporting young adults living with a disability to pursue individual goals for learning, working, socializing and community living

Helping young adults with diverse abilities to achieve their goal of forming and keeping friends with community members living without disability

 


Last updated: 2018-04-13      Print Listing     



CHILD FIND, BC

208 – 2722 Fifth Street, Victoria, V8T 4B2
Phone: 250-382-7311
Fax: 250-382-0227
Toll Free: 1-888-689-3463
Email: childvicbc@shaw.ca
Website: www.childfindbc.com
Hours: Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm

Contact: Steve Orcherton (Executive Director) Trevor Oram (Case Manager) -
Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-28      Print Listing     



CHILDREN WHO WITNESS ABUSE PROGRAM

Comox Valley Transition Society
625 England Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 2N3
Phone: 250-897-0511 (Business/Counselling office)
Fax: 250-897-0595
Email: cvts@shaw.ca


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-03-28      Print Listing     



CHILDREN’S HEALTH FOUNDATION OF VANCOUVER ISLAND

(Formerly Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children)
Head Office: 2309 Arbutus Road, Victoria, V8N 1V7
Phone: 250-519-6977
250-702-6131 (Anita Brassard)
Website: www.islandkidsfirst.com

Contact: Anita Brassard - Anita.Brassard@viha.ca

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is a registered charity raising funds to support the health and well-being of children and youth on Vancouver Island and the surrounding islands.


Programs & Services

Children’s Health Foundation is committed to helping children, youth, and their families in three key impact areas, which have been identified as the greatest areas of need in our community. They are as follows:

1.Early childhood development
We fund programs that provide early intervention services to children with physical disabilities and health challenges. Whether a mother needs a special bottle to feed her child with a cleft palate, a father needs support for his child with autism, or a child needs physical therapy to reduce pain and increase mobility, we are there.

2. Child and youth mental health
We’ve learned that 75% of mental health and substance issues begin between the ages of 12 and 24, and 1 in 5 kids need help with a mental health or substance issue right now. We fund programs that work to improve these findings and give children and youth the support they need.

3. Rural and remote access to care
We believe every child, youth, and family should be able to access the health care they need regardless of where they live.


Last updated: 2018-04-23      Print Listing     



CHRONIC PAIN RESOURCES, COMOX VALLEY

Comox Valley Nursing Centre; VIHA
615 10th Street, Courtenay, V9N 1R2
Phone: 250-331-8502
Fax: 250-331-8503
Website: www.viha.ca/comox_valley_nursing_centre
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am – 3:00pm Wednesday 11am to 4pm


Programs & Services

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP – PEOPLE IN PAIN NETWORK

      This support group aims to help people living with chronic pain improve their lives through education, encouragement and fellowship. This meeting is co-facilitated by Heather Devine- People in Pain Network and Gayle Timmons RN on the third Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

     Drop In- No registration required

GOOD VIBRATIONS - RELAXATION THERAPY

Facilitated by a Registered Clinical Therapist this open class meets weekly for 60 minutes to learn and practice relaxation skills.   Thursdays 1:15PM to 2:15PM

Drop In- No registration required

CHRONIC PAIN EDUCATIONAL SERIES

A 5 week consecutive program (2hrs at each session) designed to assist people in exploring self-management strategies to enhance the quality of their lives.  Chronic Pain Management Team members lead session(s), dedicated to their respective area.    This program is run three (3) times per year. 

January 22 – Feb 26                       Registration opens January 2, 2018

April 23 - May 28                              Registration opens March 26, 2018

September 17 - October 22           Registration opens August 20, 2018

To register call: 250-331-8502

 

SUPER 6 EXERCISE PROGRAM

A six week consecutive program with the focus on increasing strength, endurance and general fitness level.  The Super 6 Exercise Program is run by a kinesiologist to re-introduce chronic pain clients to exercise.

January 23 – March 6                     Registration opens December 19, 2017

April 24 – June 5                              Registration opens March 27, 2018

September 25 – November 6         Registration opens August 28, 2018

To register call: 250-331-8502

 

1:1 APPOINTMENTS WITH A PRIMARY CARE RN

 If you are interested in a comprehensive health/chronic pain assessment you can access this service by:

·         Coming to our DROP IN on a Monday- Wednesday –Friday 1-4PM to self-refer

·         Having your family physician or other health care provider refer you to the Chronic Pain Program

·         This comprehensive assessment will take an average of 3 to 4 one hour appointments. We encourage clients to take personal responsibility for their health through shared discussion, goal setting and problem solving. We support their decisions about their health and lifestyle by providing information and helping people find other resources in the community.   

 

In order to access the CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT TEAM the client will have completed a health/chronic pain assessment with a Primary Care RN

MULTIDISCIPLINARY CHRONIC PAIN MANGEMENT TEAM

·         Nursing

·         Physiotherapy

·         Kinesiology

·         Pharmacy

·         Dietician

·         Mental Health

·         GP Pain Consultants

Working in partnership with family MD.   The goals of this team have been to provide a multidisciplinary framework to assess, treat and to educate people experiencing chronic pain, and their families, as well as to increase our own knowledge and other health care professionals in this community.  We have used existing community resources to provide a coordinated, multidisciplinary, and client centered approach. 

 


Last updated: 2018-04-24      Print Listing     



CINDERELLA / PRINCE CHARMING PROJECT

Phone: 250-339-2092
Email: carosel@shaw.ca

Contact: Camilla Rosnes -
Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-28      Print Listing     



CITY OF COURTENAY

830 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 2J7
Phone: 250-334-4441
Fax: 250-334-4241
Email: info@courtenay.ca
Website: www.courtenay.ca

Contact: Mayor: Larry Jangula - ljangula@courtenay.ca

Council: Erik Eriksson, Jon Ambler, Bill Anglin, Doug Hillian, Ronna-Rae Leonard, Manno Theos, David Frisch


Last updated: 2018-04-16      Print Listing     



CLICKLAW

Email: editor@clicklaw.bc.ca
Website: www.clicklaw.bc.ca/
Hours: Tues-Fri 9am-4pm

To provide equitable access to quality legal information, education and help for British Columbians.


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-04-23      Print Listing     



CLINICAL PREVENTION SERVICES – STI CONTROL

655 12th Avenue W, Vancouver, V5Z 4R4
Phone: 604-707-5603
Appointments: 604-707-5600
Website: smartsexresource.com
Hours: You can live chat with our nurses on: Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 PM Wednesday 3:00-5:00 PM Thursdays 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Chat times do change, so please check the next date & time posted on the right side of the website.


Programs & Services

We are a service provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control, located in British Columbia, Canada.  This is the place to be if you need information and resources on sexual health. If you live in Canada, you can also ask a question or chat privately with one of our nurses.


Last updated: 2018-04-16      Print Listing     



COAST GUARD CANADA

Comox Marine Communications & Traffic Services Centre
PO Box 220, Lazo , V0R 2K0
Phone: 250-339-3613
Fax: 250-339-2372
Email: mctscomox@pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Website: www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-29      Print Listing     



COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF BC

300 –669 Howe Street, Vancouver , V6C 0B4
Phone: 604-733-7758
Fax: 604-733-3503
Toll Free: 1-800-461-3008
Website: www.cpsbc.ca


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-29      Print Listing     



COMMUNITY FUTURES STRATHCONA

900 Alder Street, Campbell River, V9W 2P6
Phone: 250-830-0999
Fax: 250-830-1189
Email: info@cfstrathcona.ca
Website: www.cfstrathcona.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 4:30pm (closed 12 – 1pm)

Growing communities one idea at a time and supporting the development and growth of new and existing businesses.


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-29      Print Listing     



COMMUNITY JUSTICE CENTRE

Suite C-2 450 Eighth Street, Courtenay, V9N 1N5
Phone: 250-334-8101
Fax: 250-334-8102
Email: cjc@shawbiz.ca
Website: www.cjc-comoxvalley.com
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 12pm Conferences: Monday to Friday at 4:30pm

Population Served:

Youth and adults mainly referred by RCMP. The Centre also accepts referrals from individuals where both the complainant and respondent are willing to refer - as well as cases referred by shops, ICBC, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, municipal by-laws officers and non-profit organizations.

As well, the Centre co-ordinates the Critical Incident Response Protocol for addressing incidents of racism, homophobia and hate activity.

Eligibility Criteria:

As a restorative justice programme, those accepted must: participate voluntarily, acknowledge that they have hurt others and the community by their actions, and want to engage in making things right with those they hurt and the community at large.

Mission Statement:


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2015-05-14      Print Listing     



COMMUNITY LEGAL ASSISTANCE SOCIETY

300 – 1140 West Pender Street, Vancouver, V6E 4G1
Phone: 604-685-3425
Fax: 604-685-7611
Toll Free: 1-888-685-6222
Website: www.clasbc.net


Programs & Services

The purpose of the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) is to provide legal advice and assistance and to use and develop the law for the benefit of people who are physically, mentally, socially, economically or otherwise disadvantaged or whose human rights need protection.

Non profit society.  No fees.  Collect calls are accepted.


Last updated: 2014-09-22      Print Listing     



COMMUNITY LEGAL ASSISTANCE SOCIETY CONSUMER AFFAIRS CANADA

Canadian Consumer Information Gateway - Office of Consumer Affairs
2nd Floor, 235 Queen Street, West Tower , Ottawa, K1A 0H5
Phone: 343-291-3280
Fax: 613-952-6927
Email: consumer.information@ic.gc.ca
Website: www.ic.gc.ca/consumer


Programs & Services

 


Last updated: 2018-04-19      Print Listing     



COMMUNITY LIVING BRITISH COLUMBIA (CLBC)

Suite 107 – 1742 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 2K8
Phone: 250-334-1370
Fax: 250-334-1455
Toll Free: 1-877-334-1370
Website: www.communitylivingbc.ca

In partnership with our stakeholders, CLBC facilitates and manages a responsive and sustainable network of supports and services that assists adults with developmental disabilities to be full participants in their communities.


Programs & Services

Adult Services:


Last updated: 2017-03-29      Print Listing     



COMMUNITY POLICING AND MEDIA RELATIONS

RCMP Comox Valley Detachment
800 Ryan Road, Courtenay, V9N 7T1
Phone: 250-338-1321
Fax: 250-338-6781

Contact: Constable Monika Terragni (as of April 2018) -
Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-04-19      Print Listing     



COMOX COMMUNITY CENTRE

1855 Noel Avenue, Comox, V9M 2H4
Phone: 250-339-2255
Fax: 250-339-0814
Email: info@comox.ca
Website: www.comox.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday 6:00am – 9:30pm and Saturday & Sunday 8:00am – 4:30pm


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-04-19      Print Listing     



COMOX MILITARY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE

1575 Military Row, 19 Wing Fitness & Community Centre, Lazo, V0R 2K0
Phone: 250-339-8290
Fax: 250-339-8199
Toll Free: 1-888-246-0222
Email: comoxmfrc@gmail.com
Website: www.cafconnections.ca

Facebook: www.facebook.com/comoxmfrc

Other Resources:

19 Wing Social Worker: 250-339-8148

19 Wing Financial Counsellor: 250-339-5942

19 Wing Chaplains:  250-339-8211: Protestant – local 8273 / Catholic – local 8274

After hours the Duty Chaplain can be paged through Wing Ops at 250-339-8231

Military Police:  250-339-8218

DND Help Line (harassment & sexual assault): 1-800-290-1019

Ligne de secours du DND: 1-800-290-0893

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Comox Military Family Resource Centre (Comox MFRC) is to provide relevant, high-quality programs and services.

 

Population Served:

19 Wing military members and their families. A limited number of Comox MFRC workshops are open to the general public on a space-available basis.


Programs & Services

19 Wing Family Centre (Child Care)  250-339-8211 local 7232

Counselling Services                                                          

Children's Programs for Military Families

 

Employment and Education Services:

Family Liaison Officer

Family Separation & Reunion (Deployment) Services:

 

Information & Referral/Welcoming Services/Family Health Liaison (bilingual service)

Quality of Life Program:

Second Language Training and French Services:

Youth Services:

 Family Information Line: 1-800-866-4546 (bilingual service)

Family Navigator Website (for Military Families with special needs and responsibilities).

Integrated Personnel and Support Centre - Services Manager:  250-339-8211 local 7147

Member Assistance Program:  1-800-268-7708 (bilingual service)


Last updated: 2018-04-20      Print Listing     



Comox Rotary Club

D'Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, V9M 1R9
Email: info@comoxrotary.ca
Website: http://www.comoxrotary.ca/

The vision of Comox Rotary is to take the basic principle of the worldwide Rotary movement, "Service Above Self", and have a good time doing it.

If you would like to attend a Rotary meeting and if you are interested in becoming a member of the Comox Rotary club, please contact us at info@comoxrotary.ca. We meet Thursdays at 6pm, D'Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, V9M 1R9.  

Please visit our website comoxrotary.ca for more information.


Last updated: 2017-03-10      Print Listing     



COMOX SENIORS CENTRE AT D’ESTERRE HOUSE

1801 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, V9M 1R9
Phone: 250-339-5133
Website: www.comoxseniors.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 3pm; Saturday 10am – 3pm Office Hours: Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-04-20      Print Listing     



COMOX TOT STOP

Comox United Church
250 Beach Avenue, Comox, Phone: 250-339-3966
Hours: Tuesday, 10:00am - Noon (September through June)


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-29      Print Listing     



COMOX VALLEY CITIZENS ON PATROL SOCIETY

PO Box 3075, Courtenay, V9N 5N3
Phone: 250-897-1443
Email: cvcops@telus.net

The Comox Valley Citizens On Patrol Society has been implemented to enable citizens to volunteer to patrol designated areas of their community and to act as additional “eyes and ears” of the police, thus assisting the RCMP Detachment in their efforts to combat crime.  The CVCOPS is a registered non-profit society.  It is comprised of concerned citizens who volunteer their time and resources to assist RCMP in the community. 


Last updated: 2015-05-21      Print Listing     



COMOX VALLEY DIABETES EDUCATION CENTRE

101 Lerwick Rd, Courtenay, V9N 0B9
Phone: 250-331-5964
Fax: 250-331-5903
Email: cvhdiabetes@viha.ca
Website: http://www.viha.ca/diabetes_education/comox_valley.html
Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 8:30am – 4:00pm.


Programs & Services

Drop-in-time: 11:00 am – 12:00 noon on Tuesdays.  If you have a quick question or concern or want some more information or literature, you are welcome to drop in.

 

Patient Care – Diabetes

The Diabetes Education Centre offers a range of services to assist people living with diabetes.  Classes are offered on a regular monthly schedule.  You are welcome to bring a family member or friend to attend with you.

Our classes include:

 

Individual appointments (45 minutes) are also available with a physician's referral.

All programs are held in the Diabetes Education Centre. For information, please call 250-331-5964


Last updated: 2018-03-28      Print Listing     



COMOX VALLEY FAMILY SERVICES ASSOCIATION

1415 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay , V9N 2K6
Phone: 250-338-7575
Fax: 250-338-2343
Email: info@cvfsa.org
Website: www.comoxvalleyfamilyservices.com

Contact: Executive Director - 250-338-7575 ext.227

Reception is Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm and we are closed over the lunch period from 12-1pm. Voicemail is checked first thing in the morning and after lunch.

All individual appointments/groups by appointment with program staff are Monday to Friday including some evenings/weekends

Our mission is to 'build on individual and family strengths wich support growth and healthy lifestyles'.


Programs & Services

Healthy Families Programs

Contact: Program Manager 250-871-7577

Located at 1507C McPhee, Courtenay. Groups are held at other locations.

Community Based Program staff offer a supportive learning environment, information and a connection to available community resources.

Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)

(including Stay N’ Play and Toddler Time)

 

Healthy Babies Prenatal Nutrition Program

Rural Mom & Tots Group (Fanny Bay)

Contact: Evelyn at 250-335-9022

Hours: Tuesday 9:30 – 11am

Family Development Program (FDP)

Contact: Program Manager at 250-338-7575 ext. 233

Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) referrals only.  No cost.

Family development program helps to develop positive family relations, teach positive parenting, life skills, communication and behaviour management strategies; and assist families in accessing appropriate and available community resources. Families are referred by social workers with MCFD. Services provided may include one-on-one work, youth work, family work and/or group work to meet Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) service delivery needs.  For parents and/or custodians of children/youth aged birth to under 19 years of age.

Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP)

Contacts: Therapists 250-338-7575

Community-based program which provides specialized assessment and treatment services to children and youth under age 19 who have been sexually abused, and their families.

SAIP also provides specialized assessment, treatment and consultation services for children under 12 years of age who have sexual behaviour problems, and their caregivers.

This is not a crisis service. Therapists only work 3 days a week. You may call us during office hours to speak directly to a therapist, or leave a message during non-office hours.

 

SAIP has two distinct parts:

Child and Youth Sexuality Information/Consult

Contacts: Therapists at 250-338-7575 ext. 222 or ext. 223

 

Child and Youth Anxiety Groups: ‘Creating Calm’  

Contact: 250-338-7575 ext. 223

The key activities in each 8-10 week program involved physical relaxation techniques, increased awareness of negative thought patterns, methods to challenge worried thoughts, positive self-talk and social skills.

Parental involvement is an essential part of the group format. The group is run on Wednesdays in an after school time period with two facilitators. It is not run over the summer period.  

Community Based Victim Services Program (CBVS)

Community based program addresses the unique needs of victims of family and sexual violence.  We accept self-referrals. This is not a crisis service. You may call us during office hours to speak directly to a victim support worker, or leave a message during non-office hours

The Staff is familiar with agencies both within and outside the community and can offer available referrals.  We may also refer you to related services within our Agency.

1.  Any victim of sexual assault and abuse

Contact: Isabel at 250-338-7575 ext. 224

2.  Any victim of domestic violence, stalking or harassment

Contact: Jennifer at 250-338-7575 ext. 226 The agency and CBVS Program are members of Ending Violence Assoc. BC

 

Collaborative Planning Program

Contact /Coordinator: April  250- 334-5881

Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)referrals only.  No cost.

Co-coordinator facilitates Family Case Planning Conferences (FCPC) and Family Group Conferences (FGC).   Also may offer Youth Transition Conferences (YTC) to youth ages 16, 17, and 18 that are either on youth agreements, independent living or aging out of permanent care.  The purpose is to identify a support system for a child; with specific goals and brainstorming on how to achieve them.  Coordinator role in all 3 aspects is to help facilitate meetings that involve family members to be a part of the planning for children in their family.


Last updated: 2016-07-11      Print Listing     



Comox Valley Pregnancy Care Centre

$4-204 Island Hwy North, Courtenay, Phone: 250-338-8042
Website: http://cvpregcare.ca/
Hours: 11am-4pm MTWF. Thursday 11-6pm


Programs & Services

Pregnancy test and Options Counselling

Women facing an unplanned pregnancy are offered pregnancy tests by the centers peer counsellors.  Our counsellors assist women facing unplanned pregnancies to identify underlying issues, explore alternatives and consider solutions that will best meet their needs.  In depth information is provided on parenting, adoption, abortion related issues, and miscarriage. The centre also offers a free clothing room with lightly used baby and maternity clothes.


Last updated: 2018-04-03      Print Listing     



Comox Valley Pregnancy Care Centre

$4-204 Island Hwy North, Courtenay, Phone: 250-338-8042
Website: http://cvpregcare.ca/
Hours: 11am-4pm MTWF


Last updated: 2018-04-03      Print Listing     



COMOX VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT

600 Comox Road, Courtenay , V9N 3P6
Phone: 250-334-6000
Fax: 250-334-4358
Website: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-04-20      Print Listing     



COMPASSIONATE CARE BENEFITS (EI)

Service Canada
130 19th Street, Courtenay, V9N 8S1
Toll Free: 1-800-206-7218
Website: www.servicecanada.gc.ca

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


Programs & Services

Employment Insurance provides Compassionate Care Benefits for workers and the self employed who meet the eligibility criteria when they have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill with a significant risk of death.


Last updated: 2014-08-29      Print Listing     



COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS OF CANADA, THE

Phone: 250-923-2485
Email: ComoxValley@TCFCanada.net
Website: www.tcfcanada.net

Contact: Judy Dowd at 1-250-923-2485 / Cell: 1-250-202-2593 -

The Compassionate Friends is an international, non-profit, non-denominational, self help organization offering friendship, understanding, grief education and hope for the future to all families who have experienced the death of a child at any age, from any cause.

 

Meetings: 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00pm 


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-04-23      Print Listing     



CONFEDERATION OF PARENT ADVISORY COUNCILS, BC

2288 Elgin Ave, Suite C, Port Coquitlam, V3C 2B2
Phone: 604-474-0524
Toll Free: 1-866-529-4397
Email: info@bccpac.bc.ca
Website: www.bccpac.bc.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 4:30pm

Monday to Friday 9am – 4:30pm


Programs & Services

The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) is a charitable non-profit organization that advocates for the best possible public education for all children in BC through the active involvement of parents. Our membership includes Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) and District Parent Advisory Councils (DPACs) in BC.


Last updated: 2018-04-20      Print Listing     



CONSUMER PROTECTION BC

307-3450 Uptown Blvd, Victoria, V8Z 0B9
Fax: 250-920-7181
Toll Free: 1-888-564-9963
Email: Info@Consumerprotectionbc.ca
Website: www.consumerprotectionbc.ca
Hours: 8:30 - 4:30, Monday - Friday

Consumer Protection BC's mandate is to:


Programs & Services

Consumer Protection BC delivers consumer protection service throughout BC by:


Last updated: 2018-04-20      Print Listing     



COURTENAY COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

Adult Probation
118 – 420 Cumberland Road, Courtenay , V9N 2C4
Phone: 250-334-1125
Fax: 250-334-1440
Toll Free: 1-800-561-4611
Hours: 8:30 - 4:30, Monday - Friday


Programs & Services

Facilitates offender programs, supervises court orders, and supports offenders to make positive changes in their behaviour and attitudes. Also prepares reports and assessments about adult offenders, victims, and sentencing options for the court. Serves Black Creek, Bowser, Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland, Denman Island, Fanny Bay, Hornby Island, Merville, Royston, and Union Bay.


Last updated: 2018-04-20      Print Listing     



COURTENAY COMMUNITY RESPONSE NETWORK

3164 Hellicar Road, Courtenay, V9J 1M9
Phone: 250-334-2321 or 250-338-6265
Email: passj@telus.net or frayneg@shaw.ca

The Courtenay Community Response Network is part of the BC Association of Community Response Networks. The goal is to develop a community network of organizations and individuals who deal with vulnerable adults. The network helps to disseminate information into the community about adult abuse and to address root causes. It also provides a forum for sharing information that is not confidential, to help reduce abuse of vulnerable adults. Meetings are 4 times a year, plus an event around June 15th to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEADD) and are open to the public and to all organizations that interface with vulnerable adults. For more information call or email


Last updated: 2015-01-27      Print Listing     



COURTENAY RECREATION

Lewis Centre
489 Old Island Highway, Courtenay, V9N 3P5
Phone: 250-338-5371
Fax: 250-338-8600
Email: lewis@courtenay.ca
Website: www.courtenay.ca/recreation.aspx

Florence Filberg Centre

411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay BC V9N 6C6

Phone: 250-338-1000   Fax: 250-338-0303

Email: filberg@courtenay.ca   Website: www.courtenay.ca/recreation.aspx


Programs & Services

The program is designed for individuals and families who are working low income, on BC Benefits and/or gross family income cannot exceed the National Council of Welfare Estimates.  This amount will be found on the application form.

Apply at Courtenay Recreation’s Lewis Centre or Filberg Centre offices and bring in proof of residency with the application ( eg: drivers license, recent utility bill with current address) and BC Care Cards for you and all your dependents (REQUIRED)

Post Secondary students and Special Needs participants are not eligible where a reduction already applies (eg: weight room membership)

Coupon Book good for one calendar year, and you receive one per family member

Adult Coupon Books are to be given only to adults present at the recreation centre.  Any other adult listed on the form needs to come in for his/her coupon book and verify Courtenay residency and care card number.

Receive a coupon book offering up to 75% off programs in the seasonal Recreation Guide & some free access to programs.

Applications need to be made once per year.

 

The LINC Youth Centre

300 Old Island Highway, Courtenay BC

Phone: 250-334-8138

Programs & Services:


Last updated: 2015-01-27      Print Listing     



COURTHOUSE

420 Cumberland Road, Courtenay, V9N 2C4
Phone: 250-334-1115
Fax: 250-334-1191


Last updated: 2018-04-20      Print Listing     



COURTHOUSE LIBRARY, BC

420 Cumberland Road, Courtenay, V9N 2C4
Phone: 250-334-1124
Toll Free: 1-800-665-2570 - Vancouver
Website: http://www.courthouselibrary.ca
Hours: Thursdays, 9 am - 3:30 pm


Last updated: 2018-04-20      Print Listing     



CREATIVE EMPLOYMENT ACCESS SOCIETY

The Job Shop . Work BC
103-555 4th Street, Courtenay, V9N 1H3
Phone: 1-250-334-3119
Email: contact@ceas.ca
Website: www.ceas.ca
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30

SEE:    SAFE HARBOUR

            SKILLS CONNECT FOR IMMIGRANTS

            VANCOUVER ISLAND VOCATIONAL and REHABILITATION SERVICES

            WORK BC EMPLOYMENT SERVICES CENTRE


Last updated: 2018-03-28      Print Listing     



CREDIT COUNSELLING SOCIETY

Oceanview Executive Centre
203 – 335 Wesley Street, Nanaimo , V9R 2T5
Phone: 250-741-8558
Fax: 1-888-520-8008
Toll Free: 1-888-527-8999
Email: info@nomoredebts.org
Website: www.nomoredebts.org
Hours: by appointment only – Monday to Saturday, with extended hours available

Contact: Candice Olson (Credit Counsellor) - Candice@nomoredebts.org

We are federally registered as a Canadian Charitable Organization.  We are also an accredited member of Credit Counselling Canada, a national association of non-profit credit counselling services, as well as a nationally accredited charity with the Better Business Bureau.

We educate Canadians in personal money management and the wise use of credit, and we help individuals and families find solutions for their financial matters through unbiased counselling and debt repayment alternatives.


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-04-20      Print Listing     



CRIME STOPPERS TIPS LINE

Toll Free: 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477)
Website: www.comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-29      Print Listing     



CRIME VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, THE

PO Box 5550 Station Terminal, Vancouver, V6B 1H1
Phone: 604-660-3888
Toll Free: 1-866-660-3888
Email: cvap@gov.bc.ca
Website: www.gov.bc.ca/crimevictimassistance


Programs & Services

This program is governed by the Crime Victim Assistance Act and the Regulations.  Under the Act, victims injured as a result of certain crimes, immediate family members of an injured or deceased victim and some witnesses may be eligible for financial assistance or benefits, such as


Last updated: 2018-04-23      Print Listing     



CRIMINAL DUTY COUNSEL

Website: www.http://lss.bc.ca/legal_aid/criminalandimmigrationdutycounsel.php


Last updated: 2018-04-23      Print Listing     



CRISIS INTERVENTION NURSE

Phone: available by calling the Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm; Saturday & Sunday 9:30am - 5pm


Last updated: 2018-03-28      Print Listing     



CRISIS LINES, VANCOUVER ISLAND LISTINGS

Phone:

Vancouver Island / Provincial coverage for Aboriginal Callers: 1-800-588-8717

Adult Line: 250-723-4050 

Teen Line: 250-723-2040

KUU-US Crisis Line Society

Box 294, 4589 Adelaide St, Port Alberni BC V9Y 7M7
Business Line: 250-723-2323  

Email: kuu-uscrisisresponse@shaw.ca   Website: www.kuu-uscrisisline.ca

*For Aboriginal Callers

 

Port Hardy Crisis Line: 250-949-6033

North Island Crisis and Counselling Centre

7095 Thunderbird Road, Port Hardy BC V0N 2N0
Business Line: 250-949-8333   Fax: 250-949-8344

Email: reception@nicccs.org   Website: www.nicccs.org

 

Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888

PO Box 1118, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 6E7

Business Line: 1-877-753-2495  Fax: 250-753-2475

Email: info@vicrisis.ca   Website: www.vicrisis.ca

 

Crisis Lines: 1-888-494-3888 - operates 24/7

 

1800Suicide: 1-800-784-2433 (BC wide) - operates 24/7

 

310Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789 (BC wide) - operates 24/7

 

Crisis Chat: Online emotional support provided everyday between the hours of 6pm-10pm. Access through website www.vicrisis.ca.

 

See Website: www.vicrisis.ca for all programs and services.


Last updated: 2014-08-29      Print Listing     



CRISIS SUPPLEMENT (for Recipients of Income Assistance)

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
730 Grant Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 2T3
Fax: 250-703-2421
Toll Free: 1-866-866-0800
Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/social-development-poverty-reduction
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm by phone Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm (Closed for lunch between 12:00pm to 1:00pm)


Programs & Services

If you receive income assistance, you may be able to get a crisis supplement from MSD in exceptional circumstances.  This supplement is available if:


Last updated: 2018-04-23      Print Listing     



CROHN'S AND COLITIS CANADA

BC/YK Region Office: Contact is Teri McGeachie
Phone: 1-800-513-8202
Email: tmcgeachie@crohnsandcolitis.ca
Website: www.crohnsandcolitis.ca

Contact: Teri McGeachie -

Promise

To cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the lives of children and adults affected by these chronic diseases.

Crohn's and Colitis Canada will raise funds to:


Last updated: 2018-04-25      Print Listing     



CUMBERLAND HEALTH CENTRE

PO Box 400, 2696 Windermere Avenue, Cumberland, V0R 1S0
Phone: 250-331-8505
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-04-25      Print Listing     



CUMBERLAND RECREATION INSTITUTE

2665 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland, V0R 1S0
Phone: 250-336-2231
Fax: 250-336-2321
Email: recreation@cumberland.ca


Programs & Services

A variety of recreational activities for children, youth, adults, seniors and families


Last updated: 2018-04-25      Print Listing