Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Join us on October 4th for dinner and a panel discussion on how witnessing violence, abuse and addictions impacts children and youth.  

Where:  Courtenay Elementary School

Time:  5:00 to 7:30 pm

Dinner and childcare are available.  Please call 250-897-0511 to register by September 28th.

New Triple P Sessions starting in April. Sign up now for mornings or afternoons.

The next Triple P Parenting Group sessions are starting soon so please call 250-897-0511 to register! Starts October 16th, Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at 625 England Ave. Registration deadline is October 12th. (Click on the poster to view as a larger image)


Royal LePage Petite Fondo Ride for Shelter 2018

The 5th Annual Royal LePage Petite Fondo Ride For Shelter is coming up on Sunday September 9th, 2018.  There are 3 different ride distances with stops at Beaufort, 40 Knots and Blue Moon Wineries.  Register to ride (or you can donate if you aren’t able to ride) at 

Coffee will be on at 8:00am and Registration will be open. 
Rides will start at 9:00 am with a BBQ lunch provided back at the Royal LePage office parking lot located at 750 Comox Rd. 

School Supplies for 2018

Believe it or not, the new school year in the Comox Valley starts again in a couple weeks!
We are collecting up school supplies again this year for families in need. Donations of New items can be dropped off at our downtown office, 625 England Ave, Mon to Fri from 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00.


Children Who Witness Abuse Counsellor

Temporary – 6 months – September 2018 to March 2019
Part-time – 3 evenings/week and Saturdays – 15 hours/week

Through group and individual counselling work, the Children Who Witness Abuse Counsellor provides counselling, support and advocacy to children who have witnessed violence or abuse.

Education, Training and Experience

  • Relevant Master’s degree preferred, Undergraduate degree combined with relevant experience will be considered. Training in advanced counselling.
  • In-depth knowledge of the following: assessment and counselling practices; child protection laws and regulations; dynamics of abuse in families and effects on children; art and play therapy for children; stages of child development; substance abuse and its effects on children and families.
  • Minimum five years counselling experience (individual and group) working in a related field with children.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Deadline for applicants: 10th August 2018.  We thank all those who apply but only those short listed will be contacted.

Please send cover letter and resume to:   Kate Mantta, HR Manager;

Only 4 days left to join the Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Every dollar donated in June is a chance to win!

Summer is a challenging time for charities across the country as Canadians head out to enjoy the great outdoors, leaving charities to face a decline in financial support. This June, join the Great Canadian Giving Challenge and your favourite charity could win $10,000!

Until June 30th, every $1.00* you donate is a chance for your favourite charity to WIN $10,000!

Imagine what your favourite charity could do with $10,000! The Great Canadian Giving Challenge ends soon, enter for your chance to WIN today.

Ready to join the challenge?
It’s easy!


*Donations must be made via or Minimum $3 donation required. Contest runs from June 1, 2018 at midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) to June 30, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). One (1) CAD $10,000 donation from The GIV3 Foundation to selected charity available to be won. Odds of charity winning depend on number of entries received. Math skill-test required. See full rules at:

Amethyst House – Casual Recovery Support Worker

Job Summary

A Recovery Support Worker works with clients in our residential stabilization and supported recovery program to develop and implement recovery plans, taking a holistic approach to women’s supported recovery, stabilization with a focus on harm reduction. Plans and implements individual and group recovery, recreational and skill building activities which assist women in meeting their goals and improving their quality of life.

Job Status – On call/ casual (no guaranteed shifts); Mon to Fri daytime; you must be available a minimum of 15 days/month


  • Diploma in a related human /social service related field
  • Certificate in Addictions 
  • One year related experience providing support and counselling in the substance use recovery field.
  • Or equivalent combination of training and experience in the substance use recovery field.

Please Note: Because this is a residential setting for women, we will only accept resumes from women.

Contact Kate Mantta at for further information or to apply with resume

End date for resumes is June 27th at 12:00pm (noon).  We thank everyone who applies but only those short listed will be contacted. 

Women’s Talking/Sharing Circle!

Click on the poster for more information.  The next Talking/Sharing Circle date is July 18th.  Call Gladys at 250-897-0511 for more information.



2018 Vital Signs Survey is available online.

The Comox Valley Community Foundation and its Vital Signs partners needs your input. The 2018 Vital Signs Quality of Life survey is now available online. This is your chance to let us know what’s important to you when it comes to evaluating the Comox Valley as a place to live, learn, work and grow. Vital Signs is a community check-up designed to help local agencies in planning and implementing their strategic priorities. Help ensure that the community is focused on the things most important to you by completing the survey by May 15, 2018

On behalf of the Comox Valley Community Foundation, its Vital Signs Partners and Comox Valley Transition Society, thank you for taking the time to provide your input and look out for the 2018 Vital Signs launch event in October

8th Annual Peace Begins At Home Campaign to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence

Prevention of Violence against Women Week is April 15-21, 2018.

A safe home is an idea that many of us hold dear, but for many women, children, elders, and families in our community it just isn’t the case. For too many home is not a place of safety, security and sanctuary.

The Peace Begins At Home Campaign in the Comox Valley was started to raise awareness of family violence and the impact this has on families’ right here in the Comox Valley.

     *  On average, every week, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.

     *  Five children in every Canadian school classroom have witnessed their mother’s abuse by either a father or father-figure.

You can help us continue to offer these life-saving services by getting involved.

Safety Changes Everything…

Join a community of people giving the gift of safety.
Invest monthly in a world where violence against women is history:



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