Fundraising Goal for 2020-21 is $60,000
Our fundraising goal of $50,000 was exceeded by more than $10,000 in the past fiscal year. The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is very thankful to all those who contributed to support our youth suicide prevention programs and our Crisis Chat and Crisis Text services.
This year, our fundraising goal is even more important for supporting our programs and services. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in our having to rely more on our employees rather than our volunteers, while we continue to experience higher call, chat, and text volumes. Your donations this year will help us continue to support people — especially those struggling with high levels of anxiety and depression due to social isolation.
In addition to your generous donations, we are thankful to Island Health for its contract funding of our Crisis Line operation. Funding from BC Gaming supports our varied Community Education programs.
Please see our Donation Request Letter for this fiscal year. It includes a detailed listing of the number of interactions and interventions which occurred in our 2019-2020 fiscal year.
Our heartfelt thanks
for your financial support and your fundraising efforts.
Registered Canadian Charitable No. S-8826
Registered Charity Number 107758831RR0001
Your Help Can Save A Life
Vancouver Island students SPEAK OUT
and tell us that they GRASP life skills
and learn how to COPE by enjoying life!
Last year, 2050 Vancouver Island students gained invaluable skills, including suicide awareness and prevention, and new perspectives to increase self-confidence and thrive.
Demand is high for our school programs.
Help us reach more young Islanders.
Our Crisis Services' statistics
speak for themselves
39,202 phone, chat, and text interactions in 2019-20
(statistics below do not include Canada Suicide Prevention Service)
51% of interactions addressed mental health issues
15% pertained to suicidal ideation,
which resulted in 385 lifesaving interventions.
Crisis Line • 1-888-494-3888 24/7
Crisis Chat • www.vicrisis.ca 6-10pm
Crisis Text • 250-800-3806 6-10pm