Vancouver Island Crisis Society Overview
The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is a registered charitable organization (No. S-8826), serving the communities of Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet, as defined by Island Health.
- Read our 2016-2017 annual report (PDF) which includes call statistics.
The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is an accredited crisis centre with the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) that is committed to providing an accessible, 24-hour crisis line, along with online emotional support through our Crisis Chat at www.vicrisis.ca, on your mobile device through Crisis Text at 250-800-3806, both offered from 6 pm to 10 pm, 7 days week. The Vancouver Island Crisis Line is the public access for Mental Health Crisis Response Services Island-wide. We endeavour to provide emotional support during times of crisis with public access to an online community resource database, and education intended to promote community wellness and to reduce the incidence of suicide. We value the principals of confidentiality, non-judgmental acceptance, and respect for diversity, personal empowerment and cooperation.
Accreditations and Affiliations
- American Association of Suicidology
- Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention
- Crisis Line Association of British Columbia
- Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce
- Volunteer Nanaimo
Please also see our complete list of funders and donors.
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