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     



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, Closed Sunday

SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORES

2966 Kilpatrick Ave, Courtenay BC

Phone: 250-338-8151

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Thursday

9:00 am – 8:00 pm Friday

9:00 am – 4:30 pm Saturday

Closed Sunday

 

 

1671 Ryan Rd. E, Courtenay BC

Phone: 250-941-7715   

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Thursday

9:00 am – 8:00 pm Friday

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday

Closed Sunday     

 

 

1785 Comox Avenue, Comox BC

Phone: 250-339-7522

9:00 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Saturday

Closed Sunday  


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-06-19      Print Listing     



SASAMANS SOCIETY

680 Head Start Crescent, Campbell River, V9H 1P9
Phone: 1.888.597.2810
Toll Free: 1.888.597.2810
Website: www.sasamans.ca
Hours: 8 am-4:30 pm M-F

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


Programs & Services

 


Last updated: 2018-03-29      Print Listing     



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 71 (COMOX VALLEY)

607 Cumberland Road, Courtenay, V9N 7G5
Phone: 250-334-5500
Fax: 250-334-5552
Email: info@sd71.bc.ca
Website: www.sd71.bc.ca

Contact: Dean Lindquist, Superintendent of Schools -

Last updated: 2018-06-19      Print Listing     



SCOUTS CANADA, COMOX VALLEY DISTRICT

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

Mission: To help develop well rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world. 

Vision: Canadian youth making a meaningful contribution creating a better world.

The Scout Method:  Scouts Canada engages youth, involving them throughout their formative years in a non-formal educational process, using a specific Method that makes each individual the principal agent of his or her development as a self-reliant, supportive, responsible and committed person. The Scout Method is an approach unique to Scouting throughout the world (World Association of the Scouting Movement’s Scouting: An Educational System) and includes each of the following seven elements:

Scout Law and Promise
Learning by Doing
The Team System
A Symbolic Framework
Nature
Personal Progression
Adult Support


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
 


Last updated: 2018-06-19      Print Listing     



SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY PROGRAM BOOKING LINE

Comox Valley Clinic – North Island Hospital, Comox Valley
101 Lerwick Rd, Courtenay , V9N 0B9
Phone: 1-250-331-5949
Toll Free: 1-800-663-9203
Please have your Care Card number available when you phone.
Website: http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/screening/breast/get-a-mammogram
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm and Saturday 8am – 2pm


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-06-19      Print Listing     



SENIOR PEER SUPPORT, COMOX VALLEY

Senior Peer Counselling
491-B 4th Street, Courtenay, V9N 1G9
Phone: 250-871-5940
Email: seniorpeercounselling@shaw.ca
Website: www.comoxvalleyseniorpeercounselling.com
Hours: Monday – Wednesday / Friday 10 – 4 pm


Programs & Services

Programs & Services:


Last updated: 2018-04-12      Print Listing     



SENIORS BC

Toll Free: 1-800-465-4911
Website: www.seniorsbc.ca


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-06-19      Print Listing     



SENIORS FIRST BC (formerly the BC Centre for Elder and Advocacy Support)

#150-900 Howe Street , Vancouver, V6Z 2M4
Phone: 604-688-1927
Toll Free: 1-866-437-1940
Email: info@seniorsfirstbc.ca
Website: www.seniorsfirstbc.ca
Hours: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Daily except Statutory Holidays. Language interpretation is available Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Seniors First BC is a provincial non-profit charitable organization. We are committed to protecting the legal rights of older adults; increasing access to justice for older adults; informing the public about elder abuse; and providing supportive programs for older adults who have been abused through the Seniors Abuse and Information Line, Victim Services Program, Legal Programs (Elder Law Clinic and Legal Advocacy Program) and Education and Workshop Program.


Programs & Services

Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL)

Phone:  Toll Free 1-866-437-1940

Hours: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Daily except Statutory Holidays.

Language interpretation is available Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

SAIL is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to someone about situations where they feel they are being abused or mistreated, or to receive information about elder abuse prevention. 

Call SAIL for referrals to the Victim Services Program and the Legal Programs.

 

Victim Services Program: Provides information about the justice system, support and referrals to people aged 50+ who are victims of abuse, including family and sexual violence.

 

Legal Services: Provide legal advice, advocacy and representation to people aged 55+ who are not able to access legal help due to low income or other barriers on legal issues involving residential tenancy, government benefits, debt, abuse/neglect, guardianship/capacity, assisted living and long term care, and financial abuse/exploitation.

 

Public Legal Information and Education: Provides free educational resources and workshops on elder abuse and financial literacy. To inquire about our workshops, complete the online requests form at http://seniorsfirstbc.ca/programs/workshop-request/


Last updated: 2018-04-10      Print Listing     



SENIORS HEALTH TEAM

101 Lerwick Rd, Courtenay, V9N 0B9
Phone: 250-331-5965
Fax: 250 331-5983
Website: https://www.viha.ca/seniors/clinics_mental_health/index.html


Last updated: 2018-06-19      Print Listing     



SERVICE BC

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


Programs & Services

Service BC provides front line support for many of the hundreds of programs and services the provincial government offers to residents, businesses and visitors.

- 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

 

In Vancouver: 1-604-660-2421

In Victoria: 1-250-387-6121

Toll Free (BC only): 1-800-663-7867  

Outside BC: 1-604-660-2421

TTD in BC: 1-800-661-8773

TTD in Vancouver: 1-604-775-0303

- The Service BC program is the front line in providing open, accessible government to all British Columbians


Last updated: 2018-06-19      Print Listing     



SERVICE BC – COURTENAY

2500 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 5M6
Phone: 250-897-7500
Fax: 250-334-1209
Email: Deborah.Sullivan@gov.bc.ca
Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/citizens-services/servicebc/service-bc-location-courtenay
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Deborah Sullivan (Government Agent) -
Programs & Services

Address Change BC
Ambulance Service Fee Payments
B.C. Identification Card
BC Hydro Payments
BC Online (Government Services Online)
BC Services Card
BC Transplant Registration
BC Vitals Statistics Services (Birth/Marriage/Death Certificates, Marriage Licence Issuance)
BCeID (ID for Online Government Services)
Child Care Subsidy Forms & General Information
Commissioner for Taking Affidavits (limited authority)  
Community Access Terminals (Provincial Government Information)
Consumer Tax
Corporate Registry Services
Exam Invigilation Services
Fish and Wildlife

Freshwater Angling/Fishing & Hunting Licences

ICBC – Driver Licence Services; Knowledge Tests (no appointments)

​Road test appointments book online at www.icbc.com
Get your driving record

Liquor Licensing
Manufactured Home Searches, Relocation Permits and Initial Registrations
Medical Services Plan/Health Insurance BC

Apply, Premium Assistance, Pay 

Motor Vehicle Traffic Fine Payments
Navigable Waters
OneStop Business Registration
Personal Property Registry
Public Service Oath of Employment - Please call ahead to determine if an appointment is required or not
Residential Tenancy Forms and Application Submission
Rural Property Tax Services

Pay 
Rural Home Owner Grant

Seafood Industry Licensing
Water License Payments

 

 


Last updated: 2018-06-19      Print Listing     



SERVICE CANADA CENTRE, COMOX VALLEY

130 19th Street, Courtenay, V9N 8S1
Toll Free: 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
YYT: 1-800-926-9105
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: 2018-06-19      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


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: 2018-06-19      Print Listing     



SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS (SA)

Fax: 1-615-370-0882
Toll Free: 1-866-424-8777
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: 2018-06-19      Print Listing     



SEXUAL ABUSE INTERVENTION PROGRAM (SAIP)

Comox Valley Family Services Association
1415 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 2K6
Phone: 250-338-7575 ext. 223
Fax: 250-338-2343
Email: info@cvfsa.org
Website: https://www.comoxvalleyfamilyservices.com/services-and-programs/sexual-abuse-intervention-program--6

The Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP) is free and offers an intensive therapeutic and educative service.

Two part time counsellors provide a range of appropriate, timely and accessible assessment, treatment and/or support services for children ages 3-18 who have been sexually abused or assaulted. This program also serves children ages 3-12 with sexual behavior problems.

Treatment may include individual counselling and/or family support depending on the needs of the young person, to facilitate healing within the family system. Intervention methods are strength-based and child-focused, using a variety of expressive therapies and counselling approaches.

 

Art and play therapy may be used and children may be taught safety skills as necessary. We encourage healthy parent – child attachment. We support families in understanding the impact of sexual abuse on the child/youth.

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: 2018-06-19      Print Listing     



SHELTER AID FOR ELDERLY RENTERS (SAFER)

BC Housing
101 - 4555 Kingsway, Burnaby, V5H 4V8
Phone: 1-604-433-2218
Fax: 1-604-439-4729
Toll Free: 1-800-257-7756
Website: www.bchousing.org


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-06-19      Print Listing     



SKILLS CONNECT FOR IMMIGRANTS

Training Innovations Inc
140-4664 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby, V5C 5T5
Phone: 1-604-298-4720
Toll Free: 1-866-298-4757
334-3425 ext 325
Email: skillsconnect@training-innovations.com
Website: www.skillsconnectbc.com


Programs & Services

The BC Skills Connect for Immigrants Program helps skilled immigrants move quickly into jobs that match their qualifications. As part of the program we help local employers connect with quality employees and streamline their hiring process. Our post-placement services ensure that the employment relationship gets off to a positive start.

Our services are free for eligible immigrants and local employers.


Last updated: 2018-06-19      Print Listing     



SMOKER'S HELPLINE – QUIT NOW BY PHONE

2675 Oak St, Vancouver, V6H 3Z6
Toll Free: 1-877-455-2233
Website: www.quitnow.ca


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-06-20      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: 4:00pm – 9:00am


Last updated: 2018-06-20      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: Kevin Elsasser (250) 898-9246 - kevin_elsasser@can.salvationarmy.org
Programs & Services

 

 

 

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


Last updated: 2018-06-20      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 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