MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon
112 – 2025 West Broadway, Vancouver, V6J 1Z6
Phone: 604-688-7944
Fax: 604-688-7990
Email: bcchapter@makeawish.ca
Website: www.makeawishbc.ca


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-09-05      Print Listing     



MARCH OF DIMES CANADA

10 Overlea Boulevard, Toronto, M4H 1A4
Toll Free: 1-800-263-3463
Email: info@marchofdimes.ca
Website: www.marchofdimes.ca


Programs & Services

Polio Survivors Registry: Polio survivors who join the Polio Survivors Registry receive a comprehensive information package on post-polio syndrome; along with a free subscription to our newsletter, local chapter newsletters and bulletins on news and events.

Health Care Professionals Registry: educating the health care community is a very important part of Post-polio Canada. You can ask Post-polio Canada to send an information package to your doctor and other health care professionals.

Education and Information: education is the core function of Post-polio Canada. In addition to distributing information to people who join the registry, Post-polio Canada also offers resources on the late effects of polio and post-polio syndrome.

Support Groups: when you are coming to terms with new symptoms, it is important to know that you are not alone. Post-polio Canada’s support groups organize local meetings and seminars, provide information, support and encouragement. Contact Post-polio Canada to find a support group in your area. There you will find other polio survivors who are ready to answer many of your questions and share their personal experiences.

Conferences: Post-polio Canada and its member groups organize conferences, seminars and workshops on the Late Effects of Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome. 


Last updated: 2014-07-25      Print Listing     



MARINE & AIRCRAFT EMERGENCY

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue – Joint Rescue Coordination Centre
Toll Free: 1-800-567-5111 or *16
From a cell: #727
Email: info@rcmsar.com
Website: rcmsar.com/contact-us/


Programs & Services

Marine emergency services.


Last updated: 2018-05-25      Print Listing     



MEALS ON WHEELS

Home & Community Care, North Island; VIHA
941A England Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 2N7
Phone: 250-331-8522
Fax: 250-331-8523
(Cumberland, Royston and Union Bay): 250-331-8505
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 4:30pm

Contact: Diane Lanthier -

Fee: $6.50 per meal


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-07-25      Print Listing     



MEDIC - ALERT FOUNDATION, CANADIAN

Morneau Shepell Centre II 895 Don Mills Road, Suite 600, Toronto, M3C 1W3
Fax: 1-800-392-8422
Toll Free: 1.800.668-1507
Email: customerservice@medicalert.ca
Website: www.medicalert.ca


Last updated: 2018-05-29      Print Listing     



MEDICAL SERVICES PLAN SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION

Health Insurance BC
Toll Free: 1-800-663-7100 (24 hours)


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-07-25      Print Listing     



MEMORIAL SOCIETY OF BC

205 – 640 West Broadway, Vancouver , V5Z 1G4
Phone: 604-733-7705
Fax: 604-733-7730
Toll Free: 1-888-816-5902
Email: mail@memorialsocietybc.org
Website: www.memorialsocietybc.org


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-05-29      Print Listing     



MEN'S SUPPORT GROUP

Comox Valley Nursing Centre; VIHA
615 10th Street, , Courtenay, V9N 1R2
Hours: Monday & Friday, 1 - 3:30 pm - drop in

Contact: Mike at 250-331-8502 (leave a message) -

Hours:  Support Group Monday & Friday, 1 - 3:30 pm - drop in

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Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-06-04      Print Listing     



MEN'S TRAUMA CENTRE

102 – 1022 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, V8V 3P5
Phone: 250-381-6367
Fax: 250-381-3679
Email: info@menstrauma.com
Website: www.menstrauma.com
Hours: Monday 9.30-2.30 Wednesday 9.30- 2.30 Thursday 9.30- 12.30

To provide psychological and practical support to all men ,sixteen years and older, who suffer from the effects of childhood and adult trauma/abuse in order to facilitate their emotional healing.


Programs & Services

Facebook: @MensTraumaCentre Twitter: @menstrauma


Last updated: 2018-06-04      Print Listing     



MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES

VIHA
941C England Ave , Courtenay, V9N 2N7
Phone: 250-331-8524
Fax: 250-331-8525


Programs & Services

Intake - Screening and Referral Services:

Intake provides a timely, single point of assessment and access for individuals seeking help for  Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services.

Services Provided:

Assessment
Consultation and community resource information
Connection of individuals with the most appropriate service MHSU team or community resource
Connection to crisis services

Access Services:

We accept referrals from self, family physicians and other health/social services professionals.
Members of the public, community agencies or physicians can call for a consultation or fax a referral to make an appointment for an initial assessment (intake).
Individuals who self-refer or who are referred for an Intake assessment will be offered the next available appointment time.  A cancellation list is maintained and we ask to be advised if a person will not be attending their scheduled appointment.  Individuals can request to be added to the cancellation list.


Our drop in groups (Mental Health or Substance Use focused) are open to the public.  A schedule of current groups is available on site or by telephoning our reception at the number above.

Not sure if Mental Health & Substance Use is the right service for you? Call to speak with an Intake Nurse at the number above who will be happy to answer your questions.


Last updated: 2018-07-09      Print Listing     



MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE SERVICES (MHSUS)

Vancouver Island Health Authority
941C England Avenue, Courtenay , V9N 2N7
Phone: 250-331-8524
Fax: 250-331-8525


Programs & Services

Intake - Screening and Referral Services

Intake provides a timely, single point of assessment and access for individuals seeking help for  Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services.

 

Services Provided:

Assessment
Consultation and community resource information
Connection of individuals with the most appropriate service MHSU team or community resource
Connection to crisis services

 

Access Services:

We accept referrals from self, family physicians and other health/social services professionals.
Members of the public, community agencies or physicians can call for a consultation or fax a referral to make an appointment for an initial assessment (intake).
Individuals who self-refer or who are referred for an Intake assessment will be offered the next available appointment time.  A cancellation list is maintained and we ask to be advised if a person will not be attending their scheduled appointment.  Individuals can request to be added to the cancellation list.
Our drop in groups (Mental Health or Substance Use focused) are open to the public.  A schedule of current groups is available on site or by telephoning our reception at the number above.

 

Not sure if Mental Health & Substance Use is the right service for you? Call to speak with an Intake Nurse at the number above who will be happy to answer your questions.


Last updated: 2018-05-29      Print Listing     



MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION LINE

BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information
Toll Free (24 hours): 310-6789
Email: bcpartners@heretohelp.bc.ca
Website: www.heretohelp.bc.ca


Programs & Services

Visit the website or phone for more information on the following:


Last updated: 2014-09-05      Print Listing     



MIKI'SIW MÉTIS ASSOCIATION

Box 3282, Courtenay, V9N 5N4
Phone: 250-339-5843
Email: brycegail.mercredi24@gmail.com
Website: www.comoxvalleymetis.com

Contact: Bryce Mercredi -

A Métis Member/Citizen is a person who self-identifies as Métis, is of historic Métis Nation ancestry, is distinct from other Aboriginal Peoples and is accepted by the Métis Nation.


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-07-29      Print Listing     



MINISTRY OF CHILDREN & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

2455 Mansfield Drive, Courtenay, V9N 2M2
Phone: 250-334-5820
Fax: 250-334-5844
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm (closed 12-1)

This ministry works to ensure that some of our most vulnerable children and families have the best chances possible to succeed and thrive.


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-05-30      Print Listing     



MINISTRY OF HEALTH

1515 Blanshard Street, Victoria, V8W 3C8
Toll Free: 1-800-663-7867
MSP/Fair Pharmacare: 1-800-663-7100
Website: www.gov.bc.ca/health/
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Contact: Minister of Health: Mr. Adrian Dix - EnquiryBC@gov.bc.ca

To guide and enhance the province's health services to ensure British Columbians are supported in their efforts to maintain and improve their health.


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-05-30      Print Listing     



MINISTRY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND POVERTY REDUCTION

730 Grant Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 2T3
Fax: 250-703-2421
Toll Free: 1-866-866-0800
Website: www.gov.bc.ca/sdsi
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm Closed between 12 – 1, except for cheque issue days


Programs & Services

Emergency Social Services after hours:

            4:30pm – 12:30am:  1-866-660-3194 

            12:30am – 8am:  1-800-663-9122

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


Last updated: 2018-03-28      Print Listing     



MLA, DON McRAE (COMOX VALLEY)

437 5th Street, Courtenay , V9N 1J7
Phone: 250-703-2422
Fax: 250-703-2425
Email: don.mcrae.mla@leg.bc.ca
Website: www.donmcraemla.bc.ca


Last updated: 2014-09-05      Print Listing     



MOOD DISORDERS ASSOCIATION OF BC

Suite 480 789 West Pender Street Street, Vancouver, V6C 1H2
Phone: 604-873-0103
Fax: 604-873-3095
Email: info@mdabc.net
Website: www.mdabc.net

The MDABC is a nonprofit organization that provides treatment, support, education, and hope of recovery for people living with a mood disorder. We serve to build awareness and understanding in communities throughout the province, reaching out to as many people as possible.


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-05-30      Print Listing     



MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING (MADD Metro Vancouver Chapter)

12353 104 Avenue, Surrey, V3B 3H2
Phone: 604-515-9212
Toll Free: 1-800-665-6233
Email: maddvancouver@gmail.com
Website: maddchapters.ca/vancouver/

MADD Canada’s mission is to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime in every province and territory. Our mandate is to offer support services to victims, heighten awareness about the dangers of impaired driving, and to save lives and prevent injuries on Canadian roads and waterways.


Programs & Services

MADD Canada’s efforts are focused on five key areas:


Last updated: 2018-05-30      Print Listing     



MOUNTAINAIRE AVIAN RESCUE SOCIETY (MARS)

1331 Williams Beach Road, Merville, V0R 2M0
Phone: 250-337-2021
Toll Free: Pager (for wildlife emergencies ONLY): 1-800-304-9968
After Hours: 250-897-2257
Email: Form on Website
Website: www.marswildliferescue.com

MARS is a charitable organization whose purpose is to:


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-05-30      Print Listing     



MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SELF-HELP GROUP, COURTENAY


Contacts:      Susan Reddekop at 250-339-7361 or

          Jan Ellen

Meetings:     11:30am on the 2nd Thursday of each month

                    No meetings in July, August or December


Programs & Services

Monthly support group meeting for people with MS and their families


Last updated: 2018-05-30      Print Listing     



MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF CANADA, BC and YUKON DIVISION

Coastal Region Chapter Vancouver Island Office
306-3301 Douglas Street, Victoria, V8Z 3L2
Phone: 1-800-268-7582
Email: info.bc@mssociety.ca
Website: www.mssociety.ca

Contact: Katie Ganassin (Program and Services) at 1-800-268-7582, Cherie Kamenz (Fundraising Coordinator-NVI Chapter) at 250-339-0819 or 1-877-339-0819 -

Misson Statement:

To be a leader in finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.

Comox Valley MS Self Help Group Meetings:  11:30 am on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the White Spot Restaurant.

Restaurant in Courtenay (2299 Cliffe Avenue) in the meeting room.  No meetings in July, August.

December Xmas party held at White Spot Restaurant on a Sunday afternoon; see website for details or call Susan at 250-339-7361 or Cherie at 250-339-0819 if interested in attending these meetings.

 


Programs & Services

Questions about MS? Looking for Support? We can help! Contact the MS Navigators at msnavigators@mssociety.ca or 1-844-859-6789


Last updated: 2018-06-04      Print Listing     



MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CANADA – BC & YUKON REGION

302-601 West Broadway, Vancouver, V5Z 4C2
Phone: 604-732-8799 Ext. 2108
Fax: 604-731-6127
Toll Free: 1-800-366-8166 Ext. 2108
Email: infowest@muscle.ca
Website: www.muscle.ca

Contact: Kristina Thomas, Service Specialists - kristina.thomas@muscle.ca

We advocate for positive change, ensuring persons with neuromuscular disorders are empowered to live full and meaningful lives.
 We invest in research that focuses on impact and outcomes for our clients and families.
 We connect with clients and their families to fill critical gaps and ensure individuals are empowered to live life on their own terms.
 We engage and educate our stakeholders about the needs of the neuromuscular community.
 We celebrate and thank the difference our donors are making to move us closer to realizing our shared vision.


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-06-07      Print Listing