VALLEY HOME MEALS

1828 Knight Road, Comox, , V9M 4A2
Phone: 250-339-2625
Fax: 250-339-1076
Toll Free: 1-866-216-2655
Email: valleyhomemeals@shaw.ca
Website: www.valleyhomemeals.com

Contact: Ashley Atwood -

Valley Home Meals has been in operation locally for 13 years, providing meal support service for seniors or housebound individuals.  All meals are quality home cooked, with the freshest local ingredients used whenever possible.  We deliver locally and as far away as Campbell River, Nanaimo and Port Alberni.


Programs & Services

Meal Types:

Regular, Calorie Wise, Weight Management Program, Heart Wise, Diabetic, Gluten Free, Potassium Restricted, Pureed.

Meal costs: The website has the full listing – under combo packs

Full order (30 entrees) OR Half orders (15 entrees)

Small entrees: $5.75    Large entrees: $7.75

Delivery Charges:

Local: $7.50    Outlying Areas: $10.00    Port Alberni, Nanaimo and Coombs: $12.35


Last updated: 2015-01-30      Print Listing     



VANCOUVER DETOX

377 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, V5T 1B9
Fax: 604-658-1267
Toll Free: 1-866-658-1221

Staffed by a culturally diverse, multidisciplinary team that uses medical and non – medical ways of relieving withdrawal symptoms.  Bed capacity is 24.  Average program length is 5 – 7 days.  There is no cost to the client.


Programs & Services

Provides medical withdrawal management for adults 19 years and older living in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. 


Last updated: 2014-08-20      Print Listing     



VANCOUVER ISLAND COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS INC.

4 – 1351 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay , V9N 3A3
Phone: 250-338-7201
Fax: 250-338-7134
Email: vanislcc@yahoo.ca
Website: www.vicommunityconnections.ca

VICC Inc. provides services for people with disabilities.  We believe that collaborating and consulting with individuals, families, social service providers and community organizations is vital to encouraging a good balance of physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. We strive to provide a bridge for active citizen participation.


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-20      Print Listing     



VANCOUVER ISLAND HEALTH AUTHORITY (VIHA)

Executive Office
1952 Bay Street, , Victoria , V8R 1J8
Phone: 250-370-8699
Fax: 250-370-8750
Email: info@viha.ca
Website: www.viha.ca

Serving and involving the people of the islands to maintain and improve health.


Programs & Services

Nursing Centre, Comox Valley

615 10th Street, Courtenay BC V9N 1R2 – corner of Grieve

Phone: 250-331-8502 

Website: www.viha.ca/comox_valley_nursing_centre/

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (closed between 12 – 1pm for lunch)

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

Programs & Services:

Health Protection and Environmental Services

355 11th Street, Courtenay BC V9N 1S4

Phone: 250-331-8518   Fax: 250-331-8596

Conducts inspectional services for community waterworks systems, commercial food services, swim pools and hot tubs, personal services facilities, schools and subdivisions. Also handles applications and sewage complaints for subdivisions.
Conducts investigations for food and water-borne illnesses.

Extended Care / Intermediate & Affiliates

2696 Windermere Avenue, Cumberland BC V0R 1S0 

            2450 Back Road, Courtenay BC V9N 9G8

            Website: www.glacierviewlodge.ca

            4640 Headquarters Road, Courtenay BC V9N 7J3

Mental Health & Substance Use Services  

941C England Avenue, Courtenay BC

Phone: 250-331-8524   Fax: 250-331-8525

Hours:  Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed 12-1 p.m. for lunch)

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941A England Avenue, Courtenay BC V9N 2N7

Phone: 250-331-8522   Fax: 250-331-8523

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Programs & Services:

Public Health Nursing, Comox Valley

961 England Avenue, Courtenay BC V9N 2N7

Phone: 250-331-8520   Fax: 250-331-8521

Public Health Nursing provides health promotion, disease prevention, and intervention and support services to women, children, youth and families.  Services are provided to individuals, families, groups and communities in homes, schools, health units and community settings.

Public Health Nursing Programs & Services:

          Questions answered on Mother & baby’s health & breastfeeding

Travel Health and Immunization Services: call 250-331-8571 or Toll Free 1-877-233-3346

Speech, Hearing and Nutrition Services: located at #104 – 501 4th Street or call 250-331-8526

Dental Services: call 250-331-8520

Communicable disease information, prevention and follow-up: located at 355 11th Street or call 250-331-8555

For more information please visit the VIHA Website:   www.viha.ca

 


Last updated: 2015-01-30      Print Listing     



VANCOUVER ISLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY

Website: www.virl.bc.ca

Courtenay Library Branch

300 6th Street, Courtenay BC V9N 9V9

Phone: 250-334-3369

Comox Library Branch

101 – 1720 Beaufort Avenue, Comox BC V9M 1R7
Phone: 250-339-2971

Cumberland Library Branch

2724 Dunsmuir Avenue (PO Box 378), Cumberland BC V0R 1S0

Phone: 250-336-8121

Hornby Island Library Branch

New Horizons Centre, 1765 Sollans Road, Hornby Island BC V0R 1Z0

Phone: 250-335-0044

Union Bay Library Branch

5527 Island Highway (PO Box 81), Union Bay BC V0R 3B0

Phone: 250-335-2433


Programs & Services
- Access to library materials in 38 library branches
- Free internet access for residents
- Year round literacy based programs for Families and Adults (e.g. Storytimes, Author visits)
- Access to in-depth information through reference service and online databases
- Check the VIRL website for branch open hours or give the Library Branch a call

Last updated: 2014-09-11      Print Listing     



VANCOUVER ISLAND SOCIETY FOR ADAPTIVE SNOWSPORTS

c/o Courtenay Recreation / Filberg Centre
411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 6C6
VISAS Room Phone: 1-250-334-5755
Website: www.visasweb.ca

Contact: Brian Culley (President) at beculley@gmail.com -

The Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports was founded by Herb Bradley and friends in 1992 on Mount Washington as the Vancouver Island Society for Disabled Skiing.  Skiing was introduced as a developmental sport for people with a disability, 30 years ago on Forbidden Plateau.

Fee: $45.00 per year (student membership)


Programs & Services

Adaptive Snowsport Lessons: for alpine, nordic and snowboarding. Student Membership is open to mentally or physically challenged persons. As a Student Member you are entitled to:


Last updated: 2014-08-20      Print Listing     



VANCOUVER ISLAND VISITOR CENTRE, Comox Valley

101-3607 Small Rd, , Cumberland, Toll Free: 1-855-400-2882
Email: info@vivccomoxvalley.com
Hours: Open 7 days per week.

Stop by the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre located on Small Road for fun, interactive displays plus onsite booking! The friendly professional Tourism BC trained staff can help you with information and reservations for accommodations, attractions, events and transportation, including BC ferries.


Last updated: 2014-09-11      Print Listing     



VANCOUVER ISLAND VOCATIONAL AND REHABILITATION SERVICES LTD. (VIVRS)

108 – 501 Fourth Street, Courtenay, Phone: 250-871-0798
Fax: 250-871-0796
Toll Free: 1-888-753-4225
Email: vivrs@shaw.ca
Website: www.vivrs.ca

VIVRS is committed to providing services that promote the right of every individual to economic and social integration and inclusion in their own community, encouraging contribution in a manner that promotes individual choice.


Programs & Services

The EmployAbility Program:

WorkBC Specialized Services:


Last updated: 2014-09-11      Print Listing     



VANCOUVER ISLAND VOCATIONAL AND REHABILITATION SERVICES LTD. (VIVRS)

108 – 501 Fourth Street, Courtenay, , Phone: 250-871-0798
Fax: 250-871-0796
Toll Free: 1-888-753-4225
Email: vivrs@shaw.ca
Website: www.vivrs.ca

VIVRS is committed to providing services that promote the right of every individual to economic and social integration and inclusion in their own community, encouraging contribution in a manner that promotes individual choice.


Programs & Services

The EmployAbility Program:

 

 

 

 

WorkBC Specialized Services:

 

 


Last updated: 2014-08-20      Print Listing     



VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA (VAC)

Atrium Building, Room 320, 1321 Blanshard Street, Victoria , V8W 3B3
Toll Free: 1-866-522-2122 (English)
1-866-522-2022 (French)

Veterans Affairs Canada is here to serve those who have served Canada. Following your service, we want to help you be as healthy and independent as possible. There is a wide range of services and benefits available, and our goal is to make sure you know your options and help you make the best choices for you and your family.


Programs & Services

Veterans Affairs Canada serves qualified:

When you first contact us, either in person, online or by phone, we will:

To respond to the demographic and health changes in our client population, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) has adopted a Client-Centered Service Approach that identifies individual client's needs and then determines how best to provide assistance.

In a Client-Centered Service Approach:

To Contact Us: For more information about on services and benefits for Veterans, to find out if you qualify, or to apply, please click, call or visit us.

Click

Web site: veterans.gc.ca

E-mail: information@vac-acc.gc.ca (for security reasons, please do not send confidential information via e-mail).

Call

If you have any questions about our services and benefits, please call us, toll free, at

1-866-522-2122 (English)

1-866-522-2022 (French)

If you are facing a more urgent personal situation, and want to talk to someone who can help, call the Veterans Affairs Canada 24-hour toll-free assistance line at:1-800-268-7708 or TDD 1-800-567-5803

Living outside of Canada or planning an extended stay outside of Canada?

Please call Foreign Countries Operations who is responsible for the provision of benefits and services available to eligible Canadian Veterans and their dependants who reside or vacation outside of Canada.

Visit

Drop in to one of our many offices across Canada. To find the office or centre nearest you, visit veterans.gc.ca.

Visit one of the Integrated Personnel Support Centres (IPSCs)

Veterans Affairs Canada and the Department of National Defence work together through these offices on or near most CF bases to help ensure CF personnel, Veterans and their families are getting all the assistance they qualify to receive.

In British Columbia, there are IPSCs in Comox, Esquimalt, and Vancouver. Visit our Web site (keyword: “IPSC”) or call us to find an address.

There is an operational stress injury (OSI) clinic in Vancouver. To learn more, visit our Web site (keyword: “OSI Clinics”) or speak with your VAC case manager.

Other Inquiries:

Veterans Review and Appeal Board

Within Canada, please call toll-free:

1-800-450-8006 (English)

1-877-368-0859 (French)

Outside Canada, please call collect:

0-902-566-8751 (English)

0-902-566-8835 (French)

Web site: www.vrab-tacra.gc.ca

Bureau of Pensions Advocates (BPA)

BPA Head Office and Appeals Unit

PO Box 7700

Charlottetown PE C1A 8M9

Phone: 1-877-228-2250 (toll free)

Office of the Veterans Ombudsman

Within Canada please call toll-free: 1-877-330-4343

Outside Canada, please call collect: 0-902-626-2919

E-mail: info@ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca

Web site: ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca

Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP)

Veterans Affairs Canada – ATIP office

PO Box 7700

Charlottetown PE C1A 8M9

Phone: 1-877-566-8609 (toll free)

E-mail: atip-aiprp@vac-acc.gc.ca

Commemoration Public Information and Learning Resources

Phone: 1-877-604-8469 (toll free)


Last updated: 2014-09-11      Print Listing     



VICTIMLINK BC

Mailing address: BC211, 330-111 West Hastings Street, , Vancouver, V6B 1H4
Phone: 1-800-563-0808 TTY: 604-875-0885
Text: 604-836-6381
Email: victimlinkbc@bc211.ca
Website: www.victimlinkbc.ca


Programs & Services
- VictimLink Bc is a help line for victims of elder abuse, sexual violence, family crime and all other crimes. Trained staff connect callers to a network of community, social, health, justice and government resource, including victim services, transition houses and counseling
- Free and multilingual - 24/7 - confidential

Last updated: 2014-09-12      Print Listing     



VICTORIA WITHRAWAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA)
1125 Pembroke Street, Victoria, V8T 1J3
Phone: 250-213-4444
Fax: 250-213-4445

Withdrawal Management Services encompasses five services for people in different stages of alcohol and drug recovery.


Programs & Services

The Sobering and Assessment Centre: a 20-bed facility, offering shelter and assessment of inebriated clients for less than 24 hours.

Access to this service is through any of the following methods:  police referral, hospital referral or client walk-in to the address above or 250-213-4441

 

The Community Medical Detox Unit: a 21-bed, short-term stay unit (approximately seven days) for acute medical withdrawal. 

Access to this service requires a physician or community service provider referral faxed to Withdrawal Management Services Central Intake at 250.213.4445 or self-refer at Pembroke office.

 

Pembroke Place Stabilization Unit: a 17-bed mid-term stay (up to 30 days) for stabilization and reconnection with community resources. 

Access to this service requires a referral from an addictions counsellor faxed to Withdrawal Management Services Central Intake at 250-213-4445

 

Recovery Addiction Support: a flexible day program for clients new to recovery.  The program runs seven days per week and offers daily psychoeducational groups and complementary therapies.

Access to this service can be made by various professionals, community partners and individual clients by contacting Withdrawal Management Services Central at 250-213-4444 or 250-213-3259 to initiate a referral.

 

Addictions Outpatient Treatment: day and evening support groups for men and women aged 19 and over.  Individual counselling, referrals to other specialized programs and assessment for the purpose of treatment planning also available.  Information sessions offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30pm. 1250 Quadra St. Phone 250-519-3544 or fax 250-579-3545

 

Holly Place: a five bed house for women where they can stay up to three months for extra support in their early recovery. 250-519-3544 Contact: Nancy

Access to this service requires a referral from an addictions counsellor faxed to 250-213-4445

 

The Grove: a 10-bed house for men where they can stay up to three months for extra support in their early recovery.

Access to this service requires a referral from an addictions counsellor faxed to 250-213-4445

 

Lilac Place: first step before Holly Place.  5 bed house for women.  Stay up to 3 months for early recovery. Access to this service requires a referral from an addictions counsellor faxed to 250-213-4445.


Last updated: 2015-01-30      Print Listing     



VILLAGE OF CUMBERLAND

PO Box 340, 2673 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland , V0R 1S0
Phone: 250-336-2291
Fax: 250-336-2321
Website: www.cumberlandbc.net

Contact: Mayor: Leslie Linda Baird Council: Conner Copeman, Kate Greening, Roger Kishi, Gwyn Sproule - Mayor.Baird@cumberland.ca

Last updated: 2014-09-12      Print Listing     



VITAL STATISTICS AGENCY

PO Box 9657, Stn Prov Govt, 818 Fort Street, Victoria, Phone: 250-952-2681
Fax: 250-952-9074
Website: www.vs.gov.bc.ca


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-08-20      Print Listing     



VOLUNTEER COMOX VALLEY

Unit C – 450 Eighth Street, Courtenay, V9N 1N5
Phone: 250-334-8063
Fax: 250-338-2488
Email: info@volunteercomoxvalley.ca
Website: www.volunteercomoxvalley.ca

Volunteer Comox Valley supports the public, private and social sector partnerships; and the creation of linkages between different sectors of the community through information access. We believe that the public good can be achieved through: Empowerment of all through access to information, local capacity building, and community stewardship of local content.


Programs & Services
- Volunteer Referral and Registration available for individual community members looking for volunteer positions in the Comox Valley.
- Library of resources and workshops for volunteers and volunteer managers who seek additional information pertaining around volunteer management, recruitment, inclusion, retention, and vulnerability.
- www.volunteercomoxvalley.ca : online gateway to a community directory, community workshops, and volunteer opportunities.
- Events registrar: Volunteers available on an as needed basis to assist for one-time events in the community.
- Training and Support: 1-on-1 computer training available to individuals who see this as a barrier to volunteering
- Youth Programs: internships for youth needing to develop real world skills in technology while making a difference in their community

Last updated: 2014-09-12      Print Listing     



VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS NETWORK, COMOX VALLEY

Lewis Centre
489 Old Island Highway, Courtenay, V9N 3P5
Phone: 250-338-5371
Fax: 250-338-8600
Email: lgrutzmacher@courtenay.ca

Contact: Heather and Louise -
Programs & Services

Last updated: 2014-09-12      Print Listing