IMMIGRANT WELCOME CENTRE OF THE COMOX VALLEY
407-A 5th Street, Courtenay, V9N 1J7
Amy Gibson -
Immigrant newcomers to the Comox ValleyPrograms & Services
Assistance with services such as:
- Immigrant Documents
- Citizenship Classes
- Employment Services
- Community Connections
- Interpreter Services
- Social Support
- Life Skills Programs
Last updated: 2018-04-30 Print Listing
INCOME SECURITY PROGRAM
130 19th Street,, Courtenay, V9N 8S1
Toll Free: Canada Pension Plan Old Age Security 1-800-277-9914
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pmPrograms & Services
The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) provides contributors and their families with partial replacement of earnings in the case of retirement, disability or death. Almost all individuals who work in Canada outside Quebec contribute to the CPP. There are several types of benefits, depending upon the situation:
- Children’s Benefits
- Disability Benefits
- Retirement Pension
- Post-retirement Benefit
- Survivor’s Pension
- Death Benefit
- Pension Sharing Provision
- Credit splitting for divorced or separated couples provision
- Child rearing provision
The Old Age Security program is the Government of Canada's largest pension program. It is funded out of the general revenues of the Government of Canada, which means that you do not pay into it directly.
The Old Age Security (OAS) pension is a monthly payment available to seniors aged 65 and older who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements. You may need to apply to receive it. In addition to the OAS pension, there are three types of OAS benefits:
- Guaranteed Income Supplement
- Allowance for the Survivor
Last updated: 2018-05-01 Print Listing
INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS SOCIETY
413 West Esplanade, North Vancouver , V7M 1A6
Toll Free: Survivors Line 1-800-721-0066
We at Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS) strive to provide physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual growth, development and healing through culturally based values and guiding principles for Survivors, Families and Communities.
Mandate Of IRSSS:
To assist First Nation Peoples in British Columbia to recognize and be holistically empowered from the primary and generational effect of the residential schools by supporting research, education, awareness, establishing partnerships and advocating for justice and healing. The Society assists survivors with counselling, court support, information, referrals, workshops and more.Programs & Services
- Supports survivors: crisis counselling, court support, information, referrals
- Assists communities to help survivors: partnerships, training & education workshops
- Raises awareness of residential school issues: contact with the media; conferences
- Supports & conducts research: history and effects of residential schools
- Advocates for justice and healing: traditional and non-aboriginal forms
Services for Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors:
- Grief and Loss counselling
- Crisis counselling
- Trauma counseling
- Clinical Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Alternative healing therapy
- Energy Healing
- Emotional support for people in the settlement process
- Family and Group counseling
- Basic Life Skills Coach
- Educational workshops on a broad range of health issues
- Traditional Healing Methods & Medicines
- Traditional Foods Sourcing & Preparation
Resolution Health Support Worker Services:
- Preparation & Support for Claim Hearings
- Emotional Support to Claimants Through Hearing Process
- Emotional Support at TRC & Regional Events
- Assistance with Self-care Preparation
- Educational Seminars & Workshops to raise awareness about the History and continuing Issues from Residential School.
- Community based workshops on Grief & Loss, Suicide Prevention etc.
- Truth and Reconciliation Events -support
Elders Cultural Support Team Services:
- Sweat Lodges
- Arts & Crafts
- Long House
- Traditional Medicines & Therapies
- Traditions & Protocol
- Healing & Sharing Circles
- Hollistic Wellness Plans
- Elders Support Network: In addition to the spiritual and cultural workshops and counseling services provided by our elders support team, they are active in the community providing guidance and support to clients who are involved in the IAP and NSP processes.
Last updated: 2018-05-01 Print Listing
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ORGANIZATION OF SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS (SAA)
P. O. Box 70949 Houston Texas 77270 USA, Toll Free: 1-800-477-8191
Website: http://www.saa-recovery.orgPrograms & Services
- The International Service Organization of Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA), Inc. offers referrals to 12-step recovery meetings for people who have a desire to recover from sexually compulsive or addictive behavior. Meetings are located all over the world with the majority being in North America. Meetings are held seven days a week at all times of the day. Meeting formats include face-to-face, telephone, and web-based options. The ISO does NOT offer telephone counseling nor is it a "hotline." Interested parties will be referred to a meeting in his/her area or a telephone/web-based meeting for assistance.
- Membership requirement is a desire to stop one’s addictive sexual behaviour.
Last updated: 2018-05-02 Print Listing
ISLAND DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING CENTRE
101-75 Front Street, Nanaimo , V9R 5H9
Fax: Fax: 250-753-9601
Toll Free: 1-877-424-3323
Website: www.idhhc.caPrograms & Services
- Hearing Health Services: "Sound of Change" is an initiative that offers refurbished hearing aids to low income seniors, administered in our Victoria head office by our resident Audiologist. This program is open to all island residents. We also offer demonstrations, loands and sales of assistive listening and alerting devices.
- Employment Program: Covering Nanaimo and Parksville our Nanaimo Employment Counsellor works under the Work BC program providing support for Deaf and hard of hearing job seekers, those at risk of losing a job due to hearing loss, and education to employers on job accommodation. Our Counsellor is available to consult with other Work BC consultants on issues related to eharing loss.
- Family and Community Services: Covering the mid-island region, we provide support to Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families incluiding bridging access to community, understanging and living with hearing loss, home-based introductory sign language instruction, and workshops.
- Interpreting Services: Sign language interpreters captionists are available through the referral service at IDHHC-Victoria on a cost-recovery basis.
Last updated: 2018-05-10 Print Listing