We are starting an exciting new fundraising adventure!

Starting today we will be holding monthly 50/50 draws at both Too Good To Be Threw locations – 456 5th Street and 239 Puntledge Rd.

Tickets are $2.00 each.

Draws will be held the last working day of the month and the winning ticket number will be posted on our Facebook page, in store and here on our website!

Good luck!  

Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The two volume report calls for trans-formative legal and social changes to resolve the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country.

The Final Report is comprised of the truths of more than 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts and Knowledge Keepers shared over two years of cross-country public hearings and evidence gathering. It delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians.

As documented in the Final Report, testimony from family members and survivors of violence spoke about a surrounding context marked by multi-generational and inter-generational trauma and marginalization in the form of poverty, insecure housing or homelessness and barriers to education, employment, health care and cultural support. Experts and Knowledge Keepers spoke to specific colonial and patriarchal policies that displaced women from their traditional roles in communities and governance and diminished their status in society, leaving them vulnerable to violence.

The full report can be downloaded and read here: https://bit.ly/2K01KJ4

Courtenay Home Depot store kicks off Orange Door Project Fundraising Campaign

 

 

The Home Depot Canada’s Courtenay store has partnered with Comox Valley Transition Society to raise funds in support of local at-risk and homeless youth.

From May 30 to June 23, customers can donate $2.00 at the store’s checkout or online at OrangeDoorProject.ca. All local donations will help the Comox Valley Transition Society support girls who are at risk of homelessness due to poverty, family violence and other barriers, and in particular girls who are aging out of foster care.

“We are so grateful to be the chosen charity for the Courtenay Home Depot’s Orange Door Project,” says Heather Ney, executive director of the Comox Valley Transition Society. “Funds from this program go directly to support our BeSafe Girls Group program, which is focused on supporting girls between the ages of 12-21 in our community who are at risk and/or marginalized for a number of reasons. The program helps girls develop a stronger sense of self and helps them build skills to prepare them for their future, whether it’s further education or employment opportunities. Funding for this program is never secure, and donations through the Orange Door Project go a long way to helping us keep the program alive.”

Through The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign, The Home Depot Canada Foundation supports 120 organizations that are committed to preventing and ending youth homelessness across the country.

We have an excellent opportunity to enter the addiction recovery field!

Regular Part-time Awake Residential Night Worker – Amethyst House, Residential Recovery Program for Women

Two nights per week, Thursdays and Fridays 11pm to 8am.

Pay: starting at $17.27 per hour

Basic Responsibilities:

The Awake Residential Night Worker monitors and attends to the well- being and safety of residents during the night. Maintains a comfortable, safe and clean living environment, performs light housekeeping duties Supports residents in their morning and evening routines at the beginning and end of shift including breakfast preparation. Responds to problems and emergencies in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Required Experience, Education and Skills:

Required:

  • Female applicants only as this is a women’s residential facility.
  • Grade 12 education.
  • Relevant Criminal Record Clearance.
  • A full BC license and clean driver’s abstract.
  • An aptitude and interest in substance use and related issues

Preferred:

  • Six months recent relevant experience working in a residential setting
  • Valid Level I First Aid Certificate including CPR,
  • Food Safe Certification

Also seeking casual staff:

In a casual position there are no guarantee of hours. You will be offered hours based on seniority either to fill planned or short notice absences of regular staff. All Casual employees must make themselves available a minimum of 12 nights each month including two weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) per month and a minimum of 7 statutory holidays per year.

Send your cover letter and resume to Kate Mantta: email – HR@cvts.ca, in person at 625 England Ave., Courtenay, or by fax at 250-897-0595

Annual Peace Begins at Home Campaign – April 8 to 19, 2019 – Help End Family Violence

Peace begins at home…it’s 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, it is a place where family members or intimate partners use violence and coercion to maintain power and control.

 That’s why the Comox Valley Transition Society and a host of community partners come together annually for the “Peace Begins at Home” Purple Ribbon Campaign.

Lift Up Your Voice – Choral Workshop with Brian Tate

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Experience the passion and the power of choral music of many cultures and styles with acclaimed conductor, composer, and arranger Brian Tate. Enjoy a fun-filled day of learning and singing powerful and uplifting songs with universal messages of joy and freedom. Includes a public performance at the end of the day featuring workshop pieces, solo selections from Brian and special guest performances by Jenn Forsland and more!

All voices welcome – no experience required.

WHEN: Sunday, April 7
WHERE: Native Sons Hall, Courtenay
Workshop: 10 a.m. – 3:30 pm
Public Performance: 4 – 5 p.m.

New Triple P Session Starting Soon! Sign up now for Daytime sessions. Registration Deadline is May 2nd.

The next Triple P Parenting Group sessions are starting soon so please call 250-897-0511 to register! Starts May 3rd, Friday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at 625 England Ave. Registration deadline is May 2nd. (Click on the poster to view as a larger image)

Too Good To Be Threw Grand (Re) Opening!

Join us this Friday March 22nd for our Grand (Re) Opening at #1 – 239 Puntledge Rd.  David’s Tea will be there with samples and treats will also be on hand!

Please be mindful of the other businesses and our neighbours on Puntledge Rd. when parking.  Thanks and see you Friday!

New Triple P Sessions starting in April 2019. Sign up now for evening sessions. Registration deadline is April 4th.

The next Triple P Parenting Group sessions are starting soon so please call 250-897-0511 to register! Starts April 9th, Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at 625 England Ave. Registration deadline is April 4th. (Click on the poster to view as a larger image)

 

Job Posting – Casual – Awake Residential Night Worker

Awake Residential Night Worker – Amethyst House

Basic Responsibilities:

The Awake Residential Night Worker monitors and attends to the well- being and safety of residents during the night. Maintains a comfortable, safe and clean living environment, performs light housekeeping duties Supports residents in their morning and evening routines at the beginning and end of shift including breakfast preparation. Responds to problems and emergencies in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Required Experience, Education and Skills:

Grade 12 education.

Six months recent relevant experience working in a residential setting.

Valid Level I First Aid Certificate including CPR,

Food Safe Certification

Relevant Criminal Record Clearance.

A full BC license and clean driver’s abstract.

An aptitude and interest in substance use and related issues.

Casual Availability:

In a casual position there are no guarantee of hours. You will be offered hours based on seniority either to fill planned or short notice absences of regular staff. All Casual employees must make themselves available a minimum of 15 days each month including two weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) per month and a minimum of seven (7) statutory holidays per year.

Please contact us for a full job description.

Please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of:  Kate Mantta, HR Manager, email: hr@cvts.ca, in person at: 625 England Ave., or by fax to: 250-897-0595