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

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018VitalSigns

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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Grocery Shopper Volunteer Needed ASAP

We are in need of a volunteer(s) to do the grocery shopping for Lilli House.  We would need one or two people for Thursday’s and would require picking up the shopping list, completing the shopping at Thrifty’s and delivering the groceries back to the house.  This would be suitable for a retired couple or a couple of friends to do together, or by yourself.  This is an integral part of the operation of the house.

If this is something you could commit to please contact Alisa at 250-897-0511.  The right person would need to complete an RCMP criminal record check for vulnerable people screening.  Our heartfelt thanks in advance!

We wanted to send an update on the 2018 Coldest Night of the Year Walk.

Together with our 348 walkers on 44 teams, our 53 amazing volunteers and our team of Captains we raised almost $65,000 dollars this year!

And we want to thank our local sponsors for all of their support:

* Our Lead Sponsor: Royal LePage in the Comox Valley. Royal LePage supports Dawn to Dawn and Comox Valley Transition Society throughout the year and this is their 2nd year as the Lead
Sponsor for the Walk.
* Our Supporting Sponsor: Hub Int’l Barton Insurance. This is the 3rd year  for us doing the Walk and Hub has been with us since the beginning.
* Our Event Sponsors: Presley & Partners and YQQ – Comox Valley Airport.  These sponsors have also been with us for 3 years! Thank you.
* Our Distance Sponsor: Costco was our only Distance Sponsor this year and they also provided all the treats that were available on Walk night.
* Our Media SponsorsComox Valley Record, 97.3 The Eagle, and What’s On Digest helped us out with advertising and getting the word out about the event!  Thank you so much!
* Our Food SponsorsMcDonalds was back again for the 3rd year providing coffee, hot chocolate and yummy cookies at St. George’s United Church and at the Rest Stop!; Plates made the chili
again this year for after the Walk and it was so good!; and the newly open True Grain provided the buns to go with the chili.

We also had Water Pure & Simple provide water at the other 2 stops, Kal Tire provided the cups and volunteers at the water rest stops, and Reliable Auto lent us their parking lot and washrooms for the main Rest Stop.

WHEW! That’s a lot of people and we thank each and every one of you from our Hearts!  We couldn’t do this without you all and we are so grateful!  You have made a difference in the lives of so many people in the Comox Valley and we are truly blessed!

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

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

NOTE: Casual Availability

As a Casual employee, there are no guaranteed shifts. All Casual employees are required to make themselves available a minimum of fifteen days each month, including two weekends (Friday and Saturday). The shifts are generally 9:20am to 5:20pm. Schedules are sent out by the 10th of each month for the following month, but you may also be called in at shorter notice to cover for regular staff who are on a leave or if the store is particularly busy.

Send resume and cover letter to: Kate Mantta; Email: hr@cvts.ca; Mail or in person: 625 England Ave., Courtenay
Please contact us for a full job description.

End Date is: Open until filled.  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.

NOTE:  Casual Availability

As a Casual employee, there are no guaranteed shifts. All Casual employees are required to make themselves available a minimum of fifteen days each month, including two weekends (Friday
and Saturday). The shifts are varied. Schedules are sent out by the 10th of each month for the following month, but you may also be called in at shorter notice to cover for regular staff who are
on a leave or sick.  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
Contact us for a full job description.

End Date:  Open until filled.  We thank everyone who applies but only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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! Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Lewis Centre – Salish Bldg (ask about daycare for the morning session); or Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at 625 England Ave. Registration deadline is April 6th. (Click on the poster to view as a larger image)

 

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!  

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.