We were honoured to receive a Comox Valley Community Foundation Grant to replace some appliances at Lilli House

Anne Davis, Program Coordinator for the Comox Valley Transition Society accepts the grant cheque from Wendy Lewis.  This grant was made available through the Help the Homeless Fund and will be used for some much needed appliance replacement at Lilli House. Thank you so much to everyone at the Comox Valley Community Foundation for your support in choosing us!  

We are looking for a Thrift Store Associate at Too Good To Be Threw. This is a casual position

Job Summary: The Thrift Store Associate works as part of a team performing a wide variety of duties under the direction of the Thrift Store Manager to ensure an efficient and profitable store operation. The Thrift Store Associate is cross trained and works in all areas of the store, performing all duties as assigned by the Store Manager.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Store Operations

  • Effectively handles Cash Register Transactions and other processes and duties associated with the function.
  • Receives, sorts and distributes donations including recycling as per established procedures.
  • Processes donations which includes inspecting, evaluating, cleaning, testing, packaging, labeling, and Prices donation as per established procedures.
  • Puts Out merchandise on the selling floor as per established procedures.
  • Provides Coverage on the floor to maintain a safe, clean, tidy, organized, well merchandised selling floor including clearing fitting rooms, attending to cash to eliminate lines ups and providing service to customers.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Good communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Be multi task oriented and organized
  • Physically fit with the ability to properly lift heavy items and heavier items with assistance.
  • Cash register experience and ability to work with numbers.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.

Education and Training

  • High school diploma
  • One year experience in a retail.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Relevant Criminal Record clearance.

Job Type: Casual

Send resume and cover letter to: Kate Mantta; Email: hr@cvts.ca; Mail or in person: 625 England Ave., Courtenay

End Date is Feb 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm.  Please contact us for a full job description.  We thank everyone who applies but only those shortlisted will be contacted.

We are looking for a Residence Worker at Amethyst House. This is a casual position and Will include weekends.

Summary of Job Responsibilities :
Working from a trauma-informed and harm reduction perspective, the Residence workers assist clients to enhance their quality of life through activities of daily living, including the development of life and coping skills and engagement in healthy leisure and recreational activities; Facilitate various client focused activities in support of women’s personal recovery plans; Ensures the safety and cleanliness of the House.

Required Education, skills & experience :
• Certificate in a related human / social services field.
• One year relevant experience working in a residential setting
• Or equivalent combination of training and experience in the field of substance use & recovery
• Valid Level I First Aid Certificate including CPR
• Food Safe Certification
• Criminal Record Clearance.

Job Type: Casual.  You must be available for Weekend Shifts.

Please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of:
Kate Mantta; Email: hr@cvts.ca; Mail or in person: 625 England Ave., Courtenay

End Date:  Feb 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm.  Contact us for a full job description.  We thank everyone who applies but only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Coldest Night of the Year Walk – February 24, 2018

When you walk with us, you’re doing something bigger than just taking a winter stroll.

You’re changing lives through Dawn to Dawn and the Comox Valley Transition Society. And that’s why we’re proud to say we’re a fundraising event – because while the awareness that our toque-clad walkers bring to the issue of homelessness in the Comox Valley is great, what’s even greater is how D2D and CVTS will use the funds you bring in to help, serve, and support people who are homeless, hungry and hurting. So, walk and fundraise with us – it’s worth the cold toes.  To register a team, join a team or walk on your own, volunteer, or to donate click this link.   https://cnoy.org/location/comoxvalley

 

A heartfelt Thank You to all of our Christmas donors and sponsors

From all of us at Comox Valley Transition Society, we wanted to send our heartfelt Thanks to all of those in the community who donated to us and sponsored Christmas for families.  We received hundreds of filled purses through the Handbags of Hope organized by Jane Wood, 5 teddy bears with loaded up backpacks from Bear Necessities, and the beautiful “Everyone Deserves A Smile” bags created and filled by the students at Ecole Puntledge Park School.  We also received so many donations of hats, scarves, mitts, toiletries and other items that we were able to provide to women and their families through the month of December, as well as many cash donations. All of it was so greatly appreciated.  A lot of the work we do is because of the support from the kind, caring people of the Comox Valley…in other words…You!  Here are a few pictures to share.  If you would like to donate to support the services we provide, click on the Donate button on our homepage. 

 

Thank you!

We wanted to send our heart felt Thank You to Coast Capital Savings for their generous grant to our Girls Group – “Youth Get It” – program! 

 

ASIST Training in the Comox Valley

The training location has changed but participants will be informed of the new location well before the date of training.

Dec 6th Memorial

In honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the Comox valley Transition Society and Honouring Our Sisters will host a vigil at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 6 on the plaza in front of the Comox Valley Art Gallery, 580 Duncan Ave., Courtenay.

Dec. 6 will be the 28th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, where 14 young women were gunned down simply because they were women who were studying to become engineers. That event galvanized the movement to end violence against women which continues to this day. Every 6 days, a woman is murdered by a current or former partner. Over the last 40 years, approximately 1200 Indigenous women have gone missing or have been murdered in Canada.

On Dec. 6, all women whose lives have been lost as a result of male violence are remembered and honoured. They were sisters, mothers, daughters, aunties, cousins, wives, partners and friends. They have been loved. But they have been taken from us too soon.

Everyone is welcome to join us for a vigil that will include speakers, songs, and the traditional laying of the roses. For more information, please call 250-897-0511.

Comox Valley Transition Society provides a range of services, including safe shelter, a crisis line, and counselling for women who have experienced abuse in relationships, and their children, as a well as a support group for men seeking a non-judgemental forum to deal with the pressures of everyday life.

Honouring Our Sisters is made up of community members who came together during the 2015 Walking With Our Sisters memorial and wish to continue the work of honouring and raising awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Library Drop-in Outreach Volunteer

Volunteer Applications Gratefully Received

We are looking for a Library Drop-in Outreach Volunteer/Practicum Placement

Sundays 1:30 to 3:30 at the Courtenay Library

To assist the outreach worker in facilitating a safe and welcoming space open to all, offering snacks, socializing, activities, referrals & assistance with filling in forms, including BC Housing applications and Income Assistance applications.

Are you the one who will make a difference?

 Requirements:

  • Comfortable working with marginalized populations
  • Non-judgmental and compassionate
  • Great integrity
  • Respect for diversity
  • Maintain strict confidentiality

Please apply to: Kate Mantta, HR Manager
Phone: 250.897.0511 x107
Email: hr@cvts.ca

Thrift Store Retail Associate – Casual

Position: Thrift Store Retail Associate
Status: Casual (No guaranteed shifts)

Summary: The Thrift Store Associate works as part of a team performing a wide variety of duties under the direction of the Thrift Store Manager to ensure an efficient and profitable store operation. The Thrift Store Associate is cross trained and works in all areas of the store, performing all duties as assigned by the Store Manager.

Job Skills and Abilities
• Good communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
• Strong customer service skills.
• Be multi task oriented and organized
• Physically fit with the ability to properly lift heavy items and heavier items with assistance.
• Cash register experience and ability to work with numbers.
• Ability to stand for long periods of time.
• Ability to work independently and take initiative.

Education and Training
• High school diploma
• One year experience in a retail.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.

Other Requirements:
• Relevant Criminal Record clearance.

Contact: Kate Mantta (HR Manager)
Phone: 250.897.0511 x107
Email: hr@cvts.ca