S.O.S. (SUPPORT OUR SENIORS) COMOX VALLEY

3164 Hellicar Road, , Courtenay, V9J 1M9
Phone: 250-334-2321
250-338-6265
Email: passj@telus.net or frayneg@shaw.ca
Website: supportourseniorscomoxvalley.com

We advocate for the provision of support that seniors, living either in a facility, or with independence challenges in their own home, need, to have a good quality of life.

Meetings: First Monday of every month at 2:00pm at either the Rotary Room at the Florence   Filberg, or in the Native Sons Hall.

(if Monday is a holiday, we meet on the second Monday of the month)

Check the ads in the local paper, or email or call us.  Open to hearing concerns from the group and follow up on issues that are of importance to those who attend the meetings. Issues that have been reviewed:  DriveABLE, senior abuse, medication, and restraint, emergency preparedness, to name a few. We also have reports on facilities from those who have family members in care. Meetings are free and open to all. 


Last updated: 2015-06-10      Print Listing     



SAFE HARBOUR

Creative Employment Access Society
103 – 555 4th Street, Courtenay, V9N 1H3
Phone: 250-334-3119
Fax: 250-338-7594
Email: kathie@ceas.ca
Website: www.ceas.ca


Programs & Services

We can provide a free workshop for storefront businesses and organizations.  Learn simple ways to welcome diversity in your workplace and create safer more welcoming communities that reject discrimination.

Safe Harbour-certified locations announce to the community that they understand and welcome diversity, and that they serve as immediate sanctuaries for people who are feeling unsafe or harassed and briefly need a place to go.  Safe Harbour locations have a decal on their doors or windows.


Last updated: 2014-09-09      Print Listing     



SALVATION ARMY (THE)

The Salvation Army Cornerstone Community & Family Services
#9 - 468 - 29th Street. , Courtenay, V9N 5N5
Phone: 250-338-5133
Fax: 250-334-2314
Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am – 4:30pm (closed between 12 – 1pm)


Programs & Services

Emergency Assistance:

 

Emergency Shelter:  The Salvation Army "Pidcock House"

 

PROGRAMS

The Salvation Army Programs

 

The Salvation Army - New Discoveries Parent and Child Learning Centre

 

The Salvation Army - Tuesday Lunch Program:


Last updated: 2016-06-10      Print Listing     



SALVATION ARMY COMOX VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH

1580 Fitzgerald Avenue
Courtenay, V9N 2S2
Phone: 250-338-8221
Fax: 250-334-8209


Programs & Services

Youth Programs


Last updated: 2015-04-09      Print Listing     



SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORES

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Saturday

2966 Kilpatrick Ave, Courtenay BC

Phone: 250-338-8151 Fax: 250-334-2314

 

1671 Ryan Rd. E, Courtenay BC

Phone: 250-941-7715   

 

1785 Comox Avenue, Comox BC

Phone: 250-339-7522


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2015-06-05      Print Listing     



SASAMANS SOCIETY

680 Head Start Cresent, Campbell River, V9H 1P9
Phone: 250-941-2212
Courtenay Office 250-650-2547 (Located at Wachiay Friendship Centre)
Website: www.sasamans.ca

Contact: Jennifer Corrigal B.S.W -

"Strengthening our children and families, in a community driven and culturally appropriate manner."


Programs & Services

 


Last updated: 2014-09-08      Print Listing     



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 71 (COMOX VALLEY)

607 Cumberland Road, Courtenay, V9N 7G5
Phone: 250-334-5500
Fax: 250-334-4472
Email: info@sd71.bc.ca
Website: www.sd71.bc.ca

Contact: Ms. Sherry Elwood, Superintendent of Schools -

Last updated: 2014-09-09      Print Listing     



SCOUTS CANADA, COMOX VALLEY DISTRICT

Toll Free: 1-888-855-3336
Email: helpcentre@scouts.ca
Website: www.scouts.ca

Contact: Chris Tickner at 250-339-2424 -

To contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on The Scouting Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self – fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.


Programs & Services
- Beaver Scouts: girls and boys 5-7 years of age
- Cub Scouts: girls and boys 8-10 years of age
- Scouts: girls and boys 11-14 years of age (with option to remain until age 16)
- Venturer Scouts: young men and women 14-17 years of age
- Rover Scouts: men and women 18-26 years of age
- SCOUTS about: girls and boys 5-10 years of age
- Extreme Adventure: young men and women 14-17 years of age

Last updated: 2014-08-15      Print Listing     



SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY PROGRAM BOOKING LINE

Toll Free: 1-800-663-9203
Please have your Care Card number available when you phone.
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm and Saturday 8am – 2pm


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-15      Print Listing     



SENDIAL

Thrifty Foods
6th Street & England Avenue, Courtenay, Toll Free: 1-800-667-8283
Customer Care 250-544-1234


Programs & Services

Fee: $5 delivery charge (minimum $25 order)


Last updated: 2014-08-15      Print Listing     



SENIOR PEER COUNSELLING SOCIETY, COMOX VALLEY

491-B 4th Street, Courtenay, V9N 1P6
Phone: 250-871-5940
Email: seniorpeercounselling@shaw.ca
Website: www.seniorpeercounselling.com
Hours: Monday – Wednesday / Friday 10 – 4 pm


Programs & Services

 


Last updated: 2014-09-09      Print Listing     



SENIORS BC

Toll Free: 1-800-465-4911
Website: www.seniorsbc.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-15      Print Listing     



SENIORS HEALTH TEAM

Phone: 1-888-755-3301 Intake Phone
Fax: 1-855-639-5835 Intake Fax
Fitzgerald Office Phone: 250-331-8515
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm (closed for lunch)


Programs & Services

Team members are located at St. Joseph's Hospital (Geriatric Medicine) and downtown at the Fitzgerald Office (Geriatric Psychiatry).


Last updated: 2014-09-09      Print Listing     



SERVICE BC

Phone: In Vancouver: 604-660-2421
Toll Free: (BC only): 1-800-663-7867 TTD: 1-800-661-8773
In Victoria: 250-387-6121
Email: ServiceBC@gov.bc.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30am – 5pm


Programs & Services
- Basic provincial government information
- Assistance in identifying the program or person that the caller needs to speak to
- Government program or government employee phone / fax numbers or addresses
- Assistance in identifying the level of government responsible for a program or services
- Toll-free transfer for callers who would otherwise incur a cost for obtaining information from or conducting business with the provincial government
- Service BC is also responsible for policy and guidelines regarding provincial government listings in the Province of British Columbia Blue Pages, in all 36 public telephone directories in the province
- The Service BC program is the front line in providing open, accessible government to all British Columbians

Last updated: 2014-08-15      Print Listing     



SERVICE BC – COURTENAY

2500 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 5M6
Phone: 250-897-7500
Fax: 250-334-1209
Email: anne.graboski@gov.bc.ca
Website: www.servicebc.gov.bc.ca/locations/courtenay
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Contact: Anne Graboski (Government Agent) -
Programs & Services
- Administrative Driving Prohibition and Vehicle Impoundment Program
- Ambulance billing
- BC Hydro payments
- BCID cards
- Birth, Death and Marriage certificate applications
- Boater Safety Program
- Business information and referrals
- Child Care Subsidy Program
- Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program decals and forms
- Company name searches and registrations
- Community access terminals
- Consumer taxation payments and forms
- Driver's Licence services
- Fish and Wildlife licences
- Freedom of information
- Hunter number cards
- ICBC overdue account payments
- Land title searches
- Liquor licence renewal payments
- Logging tax payments
- Manufactured Home searches, relocation permits and registrations
- Marriage Licences
- Medical Services Plan (MSP) registration and billing payments
- Mineral titles online
- Navigable Waters
- One Stop Business registration
- Pharmacare
- Partnership/Proprietorship searches
- Personal property registry
- Pesticide exams
- Provincial revenue collections
- Public Gaming licences and applications
- Residential Tenancy information
- Rural Property tax collection
- Serving it Right applications
- Traffic fine payment

Last updated: 2014-08-15      Print Listing     



SERVICE CANADA CENTRE, COMOX VALLEY

130 19th Street, Courtenay, V9N 8S1
Toll Free: 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
Website: www.servicecanada.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Government of Canada’s one-stop service delivery network.  In partnership with other departments, agencies and levels of government, we offer Canadians an easy point of access to a wide range of the programs and services they need.

We’re here to help, however you access our services—on the Internet, by telephone, in person, or by mail at our Service Canada Centres and outreach sites

We serve all Canadians including aboriginal people, families and children, new Canadians, people with disabilities, seniors, workers and youth.


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-09-09      Print Listing     



SERVICE CANADA'S CALL CENTRE NETWORK

Government of Canada
Toll Free: 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
Website: www.canada.gc.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm


Programs & Services

Phone Line: bilingual service offering information, referrals, addresses and telephone numbers of federal programs and services

 

Website: this site is the primary Internet portal for information on the Government of Canada, its programs, services, new initiatives and products, and for information about Canada.  Among its features are three audience – based gateways that provide access to information and services for:


Last updated: 2014-08-15      Print Listing     



SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS (SA)

Nanaimo Chapter
Toll Free: 1-888-357-8104
Email: saico@sa.org
Website: www.sa.org


Programs & Services

SA is fellowship of adults who share their experiences, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problem of sexually self-destructive thinking and behaviour.


Last updated: 2014-08-15      Print Listing     



SEXUAL ABUSE INTERVENTION PROGRAM (SAIP)

Comox Valley Family Services Association
1415 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 2K6
Phone: 250-338-7575
Fax: 250-338-2343
Email: info@cvfsa.org
Website: www.comoxvalleyfamilyservices.com

The Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP) is a community-based program designed for children and youth who have been sexually abused, or children who have sexual behavior problems.  

Counselling approaches are client-centred and developmentally appropriate for each client.  Expressive art therapies may be combined with talk therapy as needed to maximize support, understanding, and expression.  Our goal is to help children recover from the effects of abuse, develop more safety and coping skills, expand their ability to communicate verbally and non-verbally, and realize their potential as valuable members of the community.

Referrals:  Children and youth under 19 can be referred to the program in many ways; i.e. Self-referral, Physicians, School Counsellors, Family, Vancouver Island Health Authority, and Ministry for Children & Family Development.

SAIP has two distinct parts: 1) Children under 12 with sexual behaviour problems 2) Children and youth 3 up to 19th year who have experienced sexual abuse.

No cost. Our therapists can be reached at 250-338-7575 


Last updated: 2014-09-09      Print Listing     



SHELTER AID FOR ELDERLY RENTERS (SAFER)

BC Housing
310 – 3440 Douglas Street, Victoria, V8Z 3L5
Fax: 604-439-4729
Toll Free: 1-800-257-7756
Website: www.bchousing.org


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-15      Print Listing     



SKILLS CONNECT FOR IMMIGRANTS

Creative Employment Access Society
103 – 555 4th Street, Courtenay, V9N 1H3
Phone: 250-334-3119
Fax: 250-338-7594
334-3425 ext 325
Email: renee@ceas.ca
Website: www.ceas.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm

Population Served:

People who have immigrated to Canada within the last five years with an intermediate or higher level of English who need to develop employment skills and can pay for 1/3 of their training costs.


Programs & Services

Assessment of skills and qualifications, career counselling, financial aid for training and certification, improve workplace English, upgrade employment skills, job orientation, cross cultural awareness training, cover letter and resume assistance.


Last updated: 2014-08-15      Print Listing     



SMOKER'S HELPLINE – QUIT NOW BY PHONE

Toll Free: 1-877-455-2233
Website: www.quitnow.ca


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-15      Print Listing     



SOCIAL WORKER ON CALL

Phone: Social Worker on Call” is for AFTER HOURS ONLY at 310-1234
Phone Ministry for Children & Family Development or Human Resources during the day at 250-334-5820


Programs & Services

            Phone Toll Free: 310-1234 or  1 866 823 5377

            After Hours: 4:30pm – 8:30am


Last updated: 2014-08-15      Print Listing     



SONSHINE LUNCH CLUB

St. George's United Church
505 6th Street, , Courtenay, V9N 1K2
Phone: 250-334-4961
Website: www.sonshinelunchclub.com
Hours: Winter Hours: Monday to Friday 11:30am – 1pm Summer Hours: Monday to Friday 11:30am – 12:30pm

Contact: Mac Wilson at 250-334-2329 -
Programs & Services

Tuesday and Thursday 9 – 11am; for info call 250-334-4961


Last updated: 2014-08-15      Print Listing     



SPECIAL NEEDS RECREATION PROGRAM

Courtenay Recreation Lewis Centre
489 Old Island Highway, Courtenay, V9N 3P5
Phone: 250-338-5371
Fax: 250-338-8600
Email: specialneedsrecreation@courtenay.ca
Website: www.courtenay.ca/specialneedsrec


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2015-05-25      Print Listing     



SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION SUBSIDY (STS)

Ministry of Social Development & Social Innovation
730 Grant Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 2T3
Fax: 250-703-2421
Toll Free: 1-866-866-0800 (option 3 then option 4)
Website: www.mhr.gov.bc.ca/programs/other.htm
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm Closed between 12 - 1

Special Transportation Subsidy (STS) is provided to recipients of disability assistance who live in areas where the Bus Pass program is available, but are unable to use public transportation due to their disability or because it would make their disability worse.


Programs & Services

To qualify for the STS, people must:

- that they are unable to use the Bus Pass program or any other form of subsidized public   transportation service (such as handyDART and Taxi Savers) due to their disability, or, that their disability would be aggravated by using public transportation; and

- the alternative form of transportation required to accommodate the disability (examples: operating a personal vehicle or paying others for transportation).


Last updated: 2014-09-09      Print Listing     



SPINAL CORD INJURY BC

780 Southwest Marine Drive, Vancouver, V6P 5Y7
Fax: 604-326-1229
Toll Free: 1-800-689-2477
Email: info@sci-bc.ca
Website: www.sci-bc.ca

We help people with spinal cord injuries and their families adapt, adjust and thrive in their communities.


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-15      Print Listing     



ST. JOSEPH'S GENERAL HOSPITAL

2137 Comox Avenue, Comox , V9M 1P2
Phone: 250-339-2242
Website: www.sjghcomox.ca


Programs & Services

Information and life skills training for people living with diabetes, including nutrition, lifestyle choices and foot care.  Individual and group options available.  Drop in Tuesday 11am – 12pm

Registered Dietitians provide medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education and promote self-management in an outpatient clinic setting to help patients manage their medical conditions.  Dietitians counsel patients on both an individual basis and in group settings with clients living with a variety of medical conditions that may include allergies, anemia, celiac disease, renal disease, Hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, and others.  Talk to your physician for a referral.

Contact: David Somers at 250-339-1525

Contact: Reception at 250-890-3712

Referral required from Mental Health, family doctor or psychiatrist.

Substance Intervention offers assessment, intervention, education and referral for persons struggling with substance use.

Open referral and no cost.  Short-term counselling and referral service for children and youth, up to their 19th year, who experience suicidal feelings, depression, and social isolation.  Visits can occur in the home, community or agency office.

 

Available by calling the Crisis Line 1-888-494-3888 (Vancouver Island Crisis Line)

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 6pm and Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 9:30am – 5pm

For adults who are in emergent crisis with imminent serious risk to themselves or others or who need professional mental health or psychiatric intervention.  Crisis Intervention Nurse is paged for mobile assessment, short term follow up and referral

Phone: 1-800-663-9203

The Screening Mammography Program offers regular screening mammograms to eligible BC women who have no signs of breast problems. By age 50, women should make screening mammograms a part of their regular health care routine, once every two years.  Women with breast symptoms, such as lumps, dimpling skin, etc. should immediately contact a doctor. 


Last updated: 2014-09-09      Print Listing     



ST. JOSEPH'S GENERAL HOSPITAL COTTAGE THRIFT SHOP

2137 Comox Avenue, Comox, Phone: 250-339-1565
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10am – 1pm


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-19      Print Listing     



ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

Christ the King Catholic Parish
1599 Tunner Drive, Courtenay, V9N 9N3
Phone: 250-334-0070


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-19      Print Listing     



STEPPING STONES RECOVERY HOUSE FOR WOMEN SOCIETY

Phone: 250-897-0360
Fax: 250-897-0316
Email: steppingstoneshouse@telus.net
Website: steppingstonesrecoveryhouse.ca

Stepping Stones Recovery House for Women is a Faith based program, but not faith restrictive, to help women with a drug and alcohol addiction change lives. "By extending a caring hand, faith, hope and love may grow in the life of the hand that grasps it"


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-19      Print Listing     



STROKE RECOVERY ASSOCIATION OF BC

301 – 1212 West Broadway, , Vancouver, V6H 3V1
Phone: 604-688-3603
Fax: 604-688-3660
Toll Free: 1-888-313-3377
Email: office@strokerecoverybc.ca
Website: www.strokerecoverybc.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-19      Print Listing     



STROKE RECOVERY GROUP, COMOX VALLEY

Comox United Church
250 Beach Drive, Comox, V9M 1P9
Phone: 250-871-0553
Hours: 10:00am – 12:00pm on every 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month at Comox United Church - No meetings held during the summer months

Contact: Jenny Gohl - jennyg33@hotmail.com

This is a branch of the BC Stroke Recovery Association. It is a peer support group for stroke survivors and their families. Activities are designed to be fun and to help stroke survivors regain their maximum potential.


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-19      Print Listing     



SUBSTANCE USE INTERVENTION PROGRAM

St. Joseph’s Hospital
Phone: 250-339-1573
Hours: Monday to Sunday 9am – 4pm


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-19      Print Listing     



SUICIDE HOTLINE

National Hopeline Network
Toll Free: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Hours: 24/7


Last updated: 2014-08-19      Print Listing