EMERGENCY SUPPORT SERVICES, COMOX VALLEY (ESS)

Comox Valley Emergency Program
3001 Moray Avenue, , Courtenay, V9N 7S7
Phone: 250-334-8890
Email: cvess@shawcable.com

Contact: Terry Lewis -
Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-09-02      Print Listing     



EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (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

Temporary wage loss insurance for workers and the self employed who meet the eligibility criteria.  There are several types of benefits, depending upon the situation:


Last updated: 2014-09-02      Print Listing     



EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS BRANCH

Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training
2nd Floor – 6475 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, V9T 2L9
Fax: 250-390-6195
Toll Free: 1-800-663-3316
Website: www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb


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Last updated: 2014-09-02      Print Listing     



ESSENTIAL SKILLS PARTNERSHIP, COMOX VALLEY

103 – 555 4th Street, , Courtenay, V9N 1H3
Phone: 250-334-3119
Fax: 250-338-7594
Email: betty@ceas.ca


Programs & Services

Essential Skills are the skills that people need for work, learning, and life. They are used in the community and the workplace in different forms and at different levels of complexity. The purpose of the Comox Valley Essential Skills Partnership is to increase literacy awareness and emphasize the importance of increasing Essential Skills.


Last updated: 2014-09-02      Print Listing     



EUREKA CAMP SOCIETY

Eureka Outdoor Camp
22151 Wilson Avenue, Richmond, V6V 2P6
Phone: 604-520-1155
Fax: 604-521-4313
Email: info@eurekacamp.ca
Website: www.eurekacamp.ca

The mission of the program is to enable children and adolescents with learning disabilities and associated disorders to build a foundation for personal achievement by providing an interesting, safe and fun environment where they can explore situations in which there is a high potential for success.


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Last updated: 2014-09-02      Print Listing     



EUREKA SUPPORT SOCIETY

280 4th Street, Courtenay, V9N 1G6
Phone: 250-334-4035
Fax: 250-871-0025
Email: eureka.ed@shaw.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm


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Last updated: 2014-09-02      Print Listing     



EVERGREEN CLUB

411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 6C6
Phone: 250-338-1000
Fax: 250-338-0303
Email: smurphy@courtenay.ca
Website: www.evergreenseniorsclub.org
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Contact: Susan Murphy (Manager of Recreation Services/Seniors Coordinator) -

 

 

To provide leisure activities and events for people age 55 and over.


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Last updated: 2015-01-27      Print Listing     



EXTREME WEATHER SHELTER

Phone: 250-338-2533.
Email: info@comoxvalleyewp.com
Website: www.comoxvalleyewp.com

 

The Extreme Weather Shelter was developed to assist the homeless at times of extreme weather. A committee with representation from many of the helping organizations in the Valley has developed an Extreme Weather Response Plan.  In times of extreme weather, an extra 20 shelter beds will be made available in a partnership with The Salvation Army and BC Housing. All clients should be directed to the Pidcock Emergency Shelter.


Programs & Services

The following conditions need to be present for Extreme Weather Shelter activation:

1.   Temperatures near zero with rainfall that makes it difficult or impossible for homeless people to remain dry and/or

2.   Sleet or freezing rain and/or

3.   Snow accumulation and/or

4.   Sustained high winds

5.   Temperatures at or below -2 Celsius

6.   Feedback from clientele of the various facilities may also be considered

 

All the above will be taken into consideration to determine whether the weather poses a substantial threat to the life or health of the homeless.  Contact needs to be made with The Salvation Army emergency Shelter to determine its capacity status by calling 250-338-2533.

 

For Emergency Weather Status visit www.comoxvalleyewp.com

 

The shelter status will be re-assessed on a daily basis.


Last updated: 2015-01-27      Print Listing