News and Upcoming Events

The 11th annual presentation of Soles Remembering Souls to take place once again at Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo.

This year’s Soles Remembering Souls event is themed around healing. Healing through connection, healing through movement, healing through music and healing through reflection.

In Nanaimo, in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at from 4:30 to 6:30 PM, this event will include a walk of silent remembrance around the waterfront at Maffeo Sutton Park.

Please see news release for complete details.

The United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island's ongoing support of youth suicide prevention workshops

Elizabeth Newcombe, Executive Director (left) and Heather Owen, Promotions & Community Relations Coordinator (right) accept a generous United Way cheque supporting the Crisis Society's youth suicide prevention programs, presented by Emma De Paoli, United Way Resource Development Intern. Thank you to the United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island for its ongoing support.

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Check out our Calendar for the latest listing of volunteer training and community workshops offered by the Vancouver Island Crisis Society.

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The GRASP student who authored this poem has faced the challenges of feeling unsupported in life. GRASP can provide the means to support and create change for those feeling alone. Find out about GRASP (Growth, Resilience, Acknowledgement, Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Personal Planning).

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