Phone: 250-751-7888
Comox United Church at 250-339-3966 (leave a message)
Email: rainbowsnanaimo@gmail.com
Website: www.rainbowsnanaimo.ca

Contact: Isabel VanGrootheest (Registered Director – Central Van. Island) -

Rainbows believes that grieving youth deserve supporting, is available to participants of all races and religions and serves as an advocate for youth who face life-altering crises.

When a change takes place in the family, whether by death, divorce, separation or abandonment, it has a profound effect on all members in a family.  Grieving is a natural process which evolves from an emotional loss.  A peer support group can help children and parents through this process.  They learn that they are not alone, by meeting new friends who are going through similar circumstances. This often helps participants deal with their feelings in a healthy way and move towards acceptance of what has happened.

Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-06-28      Print Listing     


800 Ryan Road, Courtenay, V9N 9T1
Phone: Non – Emergency Phone: 250-338-1321
Fax: 1-250-336-2321
Toll Free: Emergency: 911
CrimeStoppers: 1-800-222-8477
Website: http://www.rcmp.gc.ca/detach/en/d/174

Last updated: 2018-03-28      Print Listing     


Comox Valley RCMP Detachment
800 Ryan Road, Courtenay, V9N 9T1
Phone: 250-334-5979
Fax: 250-338-6781
Email: deborah.white@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Programs & Services
- Provides information, referral and support to victims of crime and tragedy
- Information on police and court procedure, court preparation for victims and witnesses of crime and accompaniment to court,
- Information on peace bonds and restraining orders
- Referral to social services and helping agencies
- Support through the criminal justice system
- Information and applications for Crime Victim Assistance Program
- Liaison with investigator and Crown Counsel
- Assistance with victim impact statements
- Short term emotional support and crisis debriefings
- Information on crime prevention and home security checks

Last updated: 2015-01-27      Print Listing     


641 Menzies Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 3C3
Phone: 250-338-7144
Fax: 250-338-6242
Toll Free: 1-866-708-CVRC (1-866-708-2872)
Email: cvrccourtenay@gmail.com
Website: www.comoxvalleyrecoverycentre.com

To aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of alcohol and drug-dependent people, to return them to a productive life.

Population Served:

Male clients 19 years and older – fully detoxed (72 hours) unless medical detox is required first

Fee: $95 per day

It is responsibility of the clients to arrange funding prior to entry. Possible options for funding include: MHSD, Addiction Services (only available to clients that belong to the clinic), Employment Assistance (Union), Employment Insurance or privately.

Programs & Services

28 Day Program

42 Day Program
Includes the 28 day program plus:

60 Day Program
Includes the 28 and 42 day program plus:

Post Treatment Alumni Support Group

Last updated: 2014-09-09      Print Listing     


PARC: Promoting Awareness of RSD and CRPS in Canada
PO Box 20032, St. Catharines, L2M 7W7
Website: www.rsdcanada.org/parc

To support, educate and inform persons with CRPS type 1 and 2 (aka Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and Causalgia), their families, friends, the community and the medical professionals treating CRPS, about the utmost importance of early diagnosis and treatment. The suffering of these persons must also be recognized.

Programs & Services

- give support, information, encouragement to RSD/CRPS patients, their families and friends
- promote awareness of RSD/CRPS through education, disseminating information
- provide referrals to health care professionals who have treated and managed CRPS
- support research into the causes, controls and cures for RSD/CRPS

Last updated: 2018-06-12      Print Listing     

Rental Assistance Program

101-4555 Kingsway, Burnaby, V5H 4V8
Toll Free: 1-800-257-7756
Website: https://www.bchousing.org/housing-assistance/rental-assistance-financial-aid-for-home-modifications/rental-assistance-program

The Rental Assistance Program provides eligible low-income working families with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments.

Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-08-14      Print Listing     


Suite 400, 1019 Wharf Street, Victoria, V8W 2Y9
Phone: 250-356-6710
Fax: 250-356-0837
Email: rcy@rcybc.ca
Website: www.rcybc.ca


An organization highly valued for championing the fundamental rights of vulnerable children and youth, and for promoting improvements in the delivery of services to children, youth and their families that result in better lives for children and youth.

Programs & Services

Reviewable Services

Reviewable services are services or programs under the Child, Family and Community Service Act and Youth Justice Act and include mental health and addictions services for children.  The Representative’s authority to initiate a review or investigation is limited to reviewable services.

Designated Services

Designated services are government-funded services or programs for children and their families including but not limited to:

Last updated: 2018-06-12      Print Listing     


400 - 5021 Kingsway, Burnaby, V5H 4A5
Phone: 250-387-1602
Toll Free: 1-800-665-8779
Email: HSRTO@gov.bc.ca
Website: www.rto.gov.bc.ca
Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Programs & Services

      Phone 250-897-7500


Last updated: 2018-06-12      Print Listing     


Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North
1755 13th Street, Courtenay , V9N 7B6
Phone: 250-334-3784
Fax: 250-334-2528
Restore: 250-334-3784
Email: hfhvin@gmail.com
Website: www.habitatnorthisland.com
Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm

Contact: Kelly Burleigh, Manager -

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North’s mission is to empower hard-working families and make homeownership affordable by mobilizing community spirit and generosity.

Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-06-12      Print Listing