L'ARCHE, COMOX VALLEY

1744 England Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 2P6
Phone: 250-334-8320
Fax: 250-334-8321
Email: larchecomoxvalley@telus.net

Our Vision:

L’Arche is about people with and without developmental disabilities sharing life together. We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognise our need of one another. We have a unique vision that is more than inclusion.  We create a community where relationships are at the heart of an intense life. In nearly 200 small homes and day settings across Canada, caregivers and volunteers from diverse cultures and backgrounds share deeply committed relationships with adults with developmental disabilities.


Programs & Services

L'Arche Comox Valley has a home, “Jubilee House,” where adults with developmental disabilities live with those who care for them.  L’Arche also has an Outreach and Creative Arts Centre for drop-in support as well as providing arts and crafts program for adults with developmental disabilities, their families and caregivers. Registration is required for all art programs. Our Outreach Centre is now located at 1001B Fitzgerald Ave. in Courtenay.


Last updated: 2015-01-27      Print Listing     



LA LECHE LEAGUE

Facebook: La Leche League Comox Valley
Website: www.lllc.ca
Hours: Meetings: Please call to confirm dates and times

Contact: Gillian Ingrey at 250-941-6450 - maisieingrey@hotmail.com
Programs & Services

Facebook: La Leche League Comox Valley


Last updated: 2014-09-05      Print Listing     



LAICHWILTACH FAMILY LIFE SOCIETY (CAMPBELL RIVER)

441 4th Avenue, Campbell River , V9W 3W7
Phone: 250-286-3430
Fax: 250-286-3483
Toll Free: 1-877-777-8222
Email: lfls@shawbiz.ca

The following services are for First Nations people and their relatives in the Comox Valley.  If space is available service maybe provided to non-native people.


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-09-05      Print Listing     



LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE

The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
Toll Free: 1-800-663-1919
Email: lawyerreferral@cbabc.org
Website: http://cbabc.org/For-the-Public/Lawyer-Referral-Service


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-09-05      Print Listing     



LEGAL AID OFFICE

Legal Services Society
1625B McPhee Ave , Courtenay, V9N 3A6
Phone: 250-897-1400
Fax: 250-897-3261
Website: www.lss.bc.ca/legal_aid/
Hours: Tuesday 9 – 11am & 1 – 3pm and Thursday 1 – 3pm


Programs & Services

LSS has a range of free services that may help you. Priority is given to people with low incomes, but many services are available to all British Columbians.

They offer:

You can apply for legal aid by phone or in person. 


Last updated: 2014-07-25      Print Listing     



LEGAL SERVICES SOCIETY (LSS)

Provincial Call Centre
Toll Free: 1-866-577-2525
Website: www.legalaid.bc.ca
Hours: : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am – 4pm Wednesday 9am – 2:30pm

Legal Services Society (LSS) is the organization that provides legal aid in BC.  Legal aid includes representation by a lawyer, legal advice, and legal information.  We give priority to people with low incomes, but many of our services are available to all British Columbians.  You must meet financial eligibility requirements to be eligible for legal representation.  If you don’t qualify for representation by a legal aid lawyer, you may still be eligible for our legal advice services.  Our legal information services are available to all British Columbians, regardless of income.


Programs & Services

Programs & Services:

Brydges Line : 1-866-458-5500

Brydges Line is a province-wide toll-free telephone service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can call to speak to a lawyer if you are:

Family law in British Columbia website: 

www.familylaw.lss.bc.ca

Legal Services Society – Courtenay Legal Aid Office

1625B McPhee Ave, Courtenay, BC  V9N 3A6z

Phone: 250-897-1400  Fax: 250-897-3261

Website: www.legalaid.bc.ca

Hours: Tuesday – 9:00am to 11:00am / 1:00pm to 3:00pm (office)

            Thursday morning (courthouse); Thursday – 1:00pm to 3:00pm (office)

Contact: Local Agent, Doug Marion (Barrister & Solicitor)

Legal Services Society (LSS) is the organization that provides legal aid in BC.  Legal aid includes representation by a lawyer, legal advice, and legal information.  We give priority to people with low incomes, but many of our services are available to all British Columbians.  You must meet financial eligibility requirements to be eligible for legal representation.  If you don’t qualify for representation by a legal aid lawyer, you may still be eligible for our legal advice services.  Our legal information services are available to all British Columbians, regardless of income.

Programs & Services:

 


Last updated: 2014-09-05      Print Listing     



LIBRARY STORYTIME


Vancouver Island Regional Library – Comox Branch

101 – 1720 Beaufort Avenue, Comox BC V9M 1R7
Phone: 250-339-2971   Website: www.virl.bc.ca

 

Vancouver Island Regional Library – Courtenay Branch

300 6th Street, Courtenay BC V9N 9V9

Phone: 250-334-3369   Website: www.virl.bc.ca


Programs & Services

Pre-school story times offered throughout the year – free.  Check for upcoming sessions.


Last updated: 2014-07-25      Print Listing     



LIFELINE SOCIETY, COMOX VALLEY

392 10th Street, Courtenay, V9N 1P5
Phone: 250-338-4255
Fax: 250-338-4922
Toll Free: 1-866-205-6160
Website: cvls.garth@shaw.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Comox Valley Lifeline Society is dedicated to providing a quality of life for those who wish to continue living in the comfort of their own home. 

Fee: $30 per month


Programs & Services

Medical emergency response service for medically-at-risk people, who wish to remain independent but need to be able to summon immediate aid in an emergency.


Last updated: 2014-07-25      Print Listing     



LILLI HOUSE

Comox Valley Transition Society
202 – 576 England Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 2N3
Phone: Business & Counselling Line: 250-897-0511
Lilli House Crisis Line (24 hours): 250-338-1227
Email: cvts@shaw.ca
Website: www.cvts.ca


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-07-25      Print Listing     



LINC YOUTH CENTRE, THE

300 Old Island Highway, Courtenay, Phone: 250-334-8138
Website: www.courtenay.ca
Hours: Please call for current hours, as they do change seasonally. Tuesdays are reserved for Tweens (9-12 yrs) only.

The LINC houses the only indoor skateboard park on the island, a concession, a kitchen, a games room, youth access computers/internet and a meeting room. The skatepark is open to all ages (except Tuesdays) while the teen centre is reserved for ages 11-18 years.


Programs & Services
- Indoor Skateboard Park and BMXing: NO pegs allowed, scooters welcome.

Youth Memberships: $10/month or $80/year

For Adult memberships call 250-334-8138

- Youth Centre: admission $2 / or $10 monthly member ship
- Includes activities such as: Linc open mic nights, yoga, hip-hop, skateboard lessons, basketball, floor hockey, special events, Girls On The MOVE, ping pong, fooseball, air hockey, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, XBox 360 big screen TV, Movie nights, Canucks Games, kitchen, cooking classes and many low cost recreational activities in a supervised and supportive environment.
-Check the LINC's monthly calendars for upcoming drop-in activities online or drop by to pick one up!
- Comox Valley Youth Council: the Youth Council is looking for members (10-18 years) with great ideas. The Youth Council meets every Thursday from 4:30-5:30 pm to plan a variety of exciting youth events including Haunted House, Youth Week Block Party, skateboard competitions, dances, parties and much more.

Last updated: 2014-09-22      Print Listing     



LUSH VALLEY FOOD ACTION SOCIETY

LUSH Valley –The Hub
1126F Piercy Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 3E6
Phone: 250-331-0152
Email: admin@lushvalley.org
Website: www.lushvalley.org
Hours: Monday – Thursday 10am – 3pm

Contact: Jean duGal (Office Manager) -

Lush Valley is a charitable, non-profit grassroots organization focusing on food security – both at the kitchen table level and within the larger context of community. We support food related projects to educate and empower the Comox Valley people towards personal wellness, community health, and environmental stewardship.  We are a VIHA Food Security HUB providing leadership and support, developing communication networks and facilitating dialogue with community and government.

Food Security exists when all community residents obtain a safe, culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes self-reliance and social justice.

We support food related projects to educate and empower the people of the Comox Valley towards personal wellness, community health and environmental stewardship. We support local, sustainable food production at home and on the farm. LUSH = Let Us Share the Harvest. 


Programs & Services
- Fruit Tree Program: August-October. Harvesting and distributing otherwise wasted fruit and nuts. Volunteer pickers share the harvest with the homeowner and the community, people in need and groups providing food to people in need as well as for Lush Valley programming.
- Lush Market: as available during harvest season: fresh, local produce sold affordably or by donation.
- Young Cooks: After school program for children ages 10-15 from low-income families. Children learn cooking, gardening, foraging and about local food.
- Food Skills for Families: A free program for families to learn basic healthy cooking using the Canadian Diabetes Association curriculum.
- Community Kitchens: Shared cooking groups, free preservation and cooking workshops.
- Garden Share: If you have a garden space to share we can help you find someone that is looking for space to garden in.
- Members Pantry: Bulk buying group. We also carry smaller quantities of natural and organic food.
- Workshops and Information: FoodSafe classes, cooking, baking, gardening, canning and preserving, frugal living.
- Meeting space for rent.
- Commercial kitchen for rent.
- Library of cookbooks and food security information.
- Lush Valley does not provide emergency food, but we usually have some food to share: dried beans and rice and fruit during the harvest season.

Last updated: 2014-09-05      Print Listing