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The Jobshop / Creative Employment Access Society


1455 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 2K6
Phone: 250-338-7341
Fax: 250-338-6568
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm (closed noon – 1pm for lunch)

The John Howard Society of North Island is a charitable organization whose mission is to provide programs and support to help children, youth, and families lead safer and healthier lives.

Programs & Services

Counselling & Support Services:

Youth and Family Substance Use Services: Provides alcohol and drug counselling services for youth. Includes assessment; treatment; individual, group, and family counselling; and follow-up support. Accepts self-referrals.

Alcohol & Drug Prevention & Early Intervention: Provides alcohol and drug services within designated School District #71 schools. Assists youth in early identification and access to services, including education, counselling, referrals, and groups. Provides information and education on substance misuse to youth, families, caregivers, educators, and community service.

180 Degrees Detox and Stabilization Program: The 180° Detox and Supportive Recovery Program provides young people ages 13-19 with a comfortable, home-based setting to withdraw from harmful substances and transition to a healthier lifestyle. Youth reside in John Howard Society Family Care Homes. Youth can self refer. They can also be referred by family, friends, social workers, probation officers, schools, or community agencies.

Behavioral Consultant: Provides behavioural consultation support to foster parents referred by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services: Provides psychological assessment and treatment for court-ordered youth and their families. Coordination of community treatment-release plans for young offenders.

Child & Family Mental Health Outreach Program: Provides a team-based approach to support families whose children require intensive intervention strategies and interagency coordination. Referrals accepted from Child and Youth Mental Health.

Youth Justice Family Support: Assists youth on probation to make healthier lifestyle choices through: short or long term individual/family support, advocacy, crisis intervention, case planning and management.

Intensive Support and Supervision: provides support and supervision to assist youth referred by probation to develop healthy functioning in education, work, family and community settings.


Prevention & Support Services:

Community Living BC Outreach: An individualized approach to providing supports to eligible adults. Supports include establishing community connections, life skills, home management, relationship building, management of health issues, and personal safety.

KidStart Mentoring Program: Mentoring services for vulnerable children and youth delivered by carefully screened and trained volunteers. The mentor and buddy relationship is a recreationally-based friendship that connects caring adults one-to-one with kids ages 6 – 18.

Youth Outreach Program: provides an outreach service to youth who may be at risk by misusing substances, vulnerable to sexual exploitation, and need to connect with resources and healthy activities. Offers a safe after hours contact for youth – cell number: 250-218-0483.

Last updated: 2018-05-23      Print Listing     

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Canada - Vancouver Island, Northern BC & Yukon

Vancouver Island Regional Office
PO Box 47063 Langford, Victoria, BC V9B 5T2, Victoria, Phone: 250-370-7790
Toll Free: 1-877-320-1933

Contact: Jessica Koch - Manager of Fundraising and Development -

JDRF is the world’s largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to prevent, treat, and ultimately find a cure for diabetes through the support of research.

Last updated: 2018-05-23      Print Listing