NALA'ATSI ALTERNATE PROGRAM

Aboriginal Education Services
665 16th Street, Courtenay, V9N 1X6
Phone: 250-331-4040
Email: bruce.carlos@sd71.bc.ca
Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am – 3pm

Contact: Bruce Carlos (District Principal) Sallie Crawford (Senior Administrative Assistant) Toresa Crawford (Humanities Teacher) Heather Scott (Family / Youth Care Worker) Natalie Force (Aboriginal Support Worker) -

Population Served:

Grade 10, 11 and 12 students must be of Aboriginal ancestry and be either referred from mainstream or alternative programs with SD #71 or Aboriginal students who are new to the district.  The Nala’atsi Program assists students to meet secondary school completion requirements through an individualized program of studies; or facilitates re-entry into the regular secondary system.  Assistance may be provided to adult students or recent graduates needing upgrading to enter post-secondary programs.


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NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP


Contact: Rene at 250-334-2392 and Jack at 250-334-3485 -

Meetings: 7:30pm every Wednesday at the Eureka Club House (280 4th Street, Courtenay)

                  8:00pm every Friday at the K’omoks Health Centre (3322 Comox Rd, Comox)


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Last updated: 2014-09-09      Print Listing     



NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS (NA)

Vancouver Island North and Powell River Area Helpline Number: 1-877-379-6652
Website: www.vinprana.ca

Meetings:

Monday – 8pm at Alano (543 6th Street, Courtenay)

Tuesday – 7:00pm at the Halbe Hall (5388 Island Highway) in Black Creek

Wednesday – 12pm (Women ONLY) at the Transition Society (202 – 576 England Avenue)

Wednesday – 8pm at Alano (543 6th Street)

Friday – 8pm at 899 Cumberland Road

Saturday – 8pm at Alano (543 6th Street, Courtenay)

Sunday – 12pm at 543 6th Street, Courtenay


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Last updated: 2014-08-08      Print Listing     



NATIONAL EATING DISORDER INFORMATION CENTRE

200 Elizabeth Street, 7ES – 421, Toronto, M5G 2C4
Fax: 416-340-4736
Toll Free: 1-866-NEDIC-20 (1-866-633-4220)
Email: nedic@uhn.caWebsite: www.nedic.caHours: Monday to Friday 9am – 9pm (EST)


Programs & Services
-Develops and disseminates information and resources on eating disorders and food and weight preoccupation
- Helpline that provides information on treatment and support in Canada
- Runs workshops and presentations for schools, community groups and professional bodies on the prevention of disordered eating, promotion of positive body image, and healthy lifestyles
- Runs prevention and awareness campaigns -is the national sponsor of Eating Disorder Awareness Week
- Developed Beyond Images, a turn key curriculum for grades 4-8 that fills a gap in media literacy nationally and explores concepts of male and female beauty and what it means to "fit in", helping students understand and develop resilience against negative messaging. For more information see www.beyondimages.ca

Last updated: 2014-08-08      Print Listing     



NATIVE COURTWORKER & COUNSELLING ASSOCIATION OF BC

Phone: 250-287-2328
Fax: 250-287-2728
Toll Free: 1-877-811-1190
Email: nccabc@nccabc.net
Website: http://www.nccabc.ca/


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NAVIGATE

(formerly NORTH ISLAND DISTANCE EDUCATION SCHOOL (NIDES) School District 71 – Comox Valley
2505 Smith Road, Courtenay, V9J 1T6
Phone: 250-337-5300
Fax: 250-337-2310
Toll Free: 1-800-663-7925
Website: www.navigatenides.com
Hours: 8:30am – 4pm

To support successful learning by providing student-centered, teacher-directed, distributed learning services through the use of diverse technologies and community partnerships.


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NEWBARK CANINE RESCUE & REHOMING SOCIETY

Mid Vancouver Island, Phone: 250-218-0201
Website: www.newbarkrescue.com

Contact: Larissa Whitby (President) -
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NEWBORN – MOTHER HOTLINE

811 – Health Advice Healthlink BC
Public Health Nursing: VIHA, Phone: 250-331-8520
after hours 250-339-2242 – St Joseph’s General Hospital


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2015-01-27      Print Listing     



NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE (NIC)

2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay , V9N 8N6
Phone: 250-334-5000
Fax: 250-334-5018
Email: questions@nic.bc.ca
Website: www.nic.bc.ca
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am – 4pm; Wednesday 9am – 6pm

North Island College is committed to meeting the education and training needs of adults within its service region by:


Programs & Services

NORTH ISLAND DISTANCE EDUCATION SCHOOL (NIDES)  see NAVIGATE


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NORTH ISLAND REGIONAL EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Comox Valley Nursing Centre; VIHA
615 10th Street, Courtenay, V9N 1R2
250-331-8504 ext. 68419

Lynn Redenbach, RPN, MA, RCC, Therapist and Coordinator: 250-331-8504 ext. 68419

Bobi Lineker, RDN, Dietitian, Comox Valley: 250-331-8504 ext. 68431

Margaret Loach, BA, Counsellor, Campbell River office: 250-850-2962


Programs & Services

Provides the following confidential services for people experiencing anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating:


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NURSELINE, BC

HealthLink BC
Toll Free: (24 hours): 8-1-1 TTY: 7-1-1
Website: www.healthlinkbc.ca


Programs & Services
- Speak to a nurse: ask a registered nurse your health questions, any hour of the day or night. Nurses are available 24/7 to help you with non-emergency health concerns, to discuss symptoms and procedures and recommend whether you should see a health professional
- Speak to a pharmacist: ask medication questions. Pharmacists are on call when your community pharmacist may be unavailable, every night from 5pm-9am
- For nutrition advice: will connect you with a dietitian
- Translation services are available in over 130 languages on request
- If possible, have your Personal Health Number (found on BC CareCards) available. If this is not possible, a record will be created using your last name.

Last updated: 2014-08-08      Print Listing     



NURSING CENTRE, COMOX VALLEY

Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA)
615 10th Street, Courtenay, V9N 1R2 – corner of Grieve
Phone: 250-331-8502
Website: www.viha.ca/comox_valley_nursing_centre/

Contact: Chris Bowlby, Manager: christine.bowlby@Viha.Ca Cindy Gavel: cindy.gavel@viha.ca -

 

 

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 4:30pm (closed between 12 – 1pm for lunch)

Drop-in Clinic: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am – 3pm, Wednesday 11am – 4pm


Programs & Services
-Free help and information regarding any health concern
- No referral needed
- Private health consultations with a Registered Nurse
- Information about traditional and complementary health services
-Extensive lending library covering many health related topics
- Public Internet station to find up-to-date health information
-Referrals to other community agencies and health care resources
-Partnership with community agencies to develop better health services
-Street Outreach -Clinics at AVI and Transition Society (Tuesdays)
-One Stop Drop-in for street involved clients -services provided by multiple agencies in one location; 2nd Friday of the month, 1-4 pm
-Eating Disorder Program: see North Island Regional Eating Disorder Program
- Family Nurse Practitioner services are now available at the Comox Nursing Centre. The focus of this service will be to support unattached or underserved patients with complex chronic diseases and high risk medical/social situations. Specifically, the Nurse Practitioner will serve clients who are poor, marginalized, living with hepatitis C and/or HIV/AIDS or are street involved.

Support Groups:

-Chronic Pain Support Group:3rd Tuesday of each month 1:30-3:30pm
-Men's Support Services: booked appointments & drop-ins, call Centre for details
-Relaxation Therapy for those with Cancer or Serious Illness: every Thursday 3-4:30pm
-Relaxation therapy for those with Chronic Pain or Chronic Illness: every Thursday 1:15-2:30pm
-Eating Disorder Groups: variable, call Centre for details
-Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Support Group: 3rd Wednesday of each month 1:30-3:30 pm

Last updated: 2015-01-27      Print Listing