News and Upcoming Events
Permanent Full-Time Crisis Line Worker Employment Opportunity
Come join our expanding team of dedicated Crisis Line workers in Nanaimo, BC. Check out the job description and get ready to embark on a life-changing career. Deadline for applications is August 30, 2019, 12:00 noon PST.
Embark on a journey of inspiring volunteering: Become a Crisis Line Worker at the Vancouver Island Crisis Society by taking part in a research-based training program that emphasizes deep, empathic listening, acceptance, and the non-judgemental support of fellow citizens of our Vancouver Island communities. There is much information about the training program and about this unique opportunity. Join us for a life-changing experience that begins next on September 26, 2019.
Janet Mitchell (left), Treasurer of Branch 191 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Chemainus, presents a generous donation to Joanne Hogan, Office and Promotions Administrator for the Crisis Society. We are thankful for the ongoing donations made by the Chemainus Legion and were honoured to be part of the agenda on the occasion of their well-attended General Meeting. ❤️
June 2019 edition of IN CONNECTION now available!
Read about Sharing Knowledge as we present our latest School Programs, Community Education Programs, and show where we've been on Vancouver Island in 2018-19 as we delivered these programs and participated in community gatherings.
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Three New Board Members
The Odd Fellows were at it again – and oh what fun everyone had! Held once again at Mary's Farm, on June 15th, the very popular annual disc golf tournament was a great way to spend a Saturday, as evidenced by its wonderful video of the inaugural tournament in 2017. Presented with passion by Odd Fellows Columbia Lodge No. 2, joined this year by Odd Fellows Bastion Lodge No. 4 (whose membership is female), this tournament enjoyed a terrific turnout! Proceeds from this event are donated to the Vancouver Island Crisis Society and to Mary's Farm. Thank you to the Odd Fellows for their ongoing support! ❤️
Our Executive Director, Elizabeth Newcombe (left), Tania Stearns-Smith, Program Director at Mary's Farm & Sanctuary, and Dave Pettenuzzo, lead organizer of the Odd Fellows Columbia Lodge No. 2's Disc Golf Jamboree, enjoy the festivities at the tournament.
What a Ride!
The fourth annual Cowichan Valley Ride for Suicide Awareness involved more than 100 riders this year! We are delighted to express our thanks to the organizers of the Ride (who standing with Elizabeth Newcome, our Executive Director, at left) are Geoff Eng, Stacy Dean, and Dave Vermaning. The many participants included an easy going canine traveller. Details of the Ride and a listing of the event's numerous sponsors are all shared with love on the Ride's Facebook page at Cowichan Valley Ride For Suicide Awareness – Thank you to all!
Check out our commercial!
And then there's Radio!
The first of two radio commercials for 2019 has been released:
Thank you to the team at Island Radio for all their support and help! ❤️
The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is all about community and is dedicated to making their radio stations the voices of the cities they serve. Their philosophy is simple: Local, Local, Local. By working with organizations like ours, they further their mandate in a very relevant way. The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is grateful for the continued support provided by the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group. Lives are saved because of this important message being broadcast to our communities.