News and Upcoming Events

VanIsle 460 Souls in Motion 2020

Because so many running events have been cancelled due to the pandemic, a couple of Vancouver Islanders came up with a new option: the VanIsle 460 Souls in Motion 2020 event. Participants can choose to run, walk, or hike the Island's length of 460 km, or its width of 100 km, over the months of June and July. Their activities count towards their overall distance goal. Vanisle 460 provides a way for participants to stay active and to reach a big goal ⁠— all while raising funds for the Vancouver Island Crisis Society. Thank you to Lisa Large and Josh Heath, the dedicated organizers, for thinking of us. We wish all participants terrific summer weather as they experience the beauty of our Island. More details and registration are available on the VanIsle 460 website. You can also Like the VanIsle 460 Facebook page and upload photos of your journey.

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Your donations in June 2020
could help the Crisis Society win $20,000!

If you choose to support the Society at any time from June 1 to 30, you help increase our chances of winning this grand prize. This would contribute to our services significantly as we continue to support our Vancouver Island communities during this time of enormous challenges. Please visit our CanadaHelps donation page to contribute. Thank You!

Coming Soon: The launch of our premier online learning project!

Our popular COPE program has been re-created in an online format and will be launched in early June. This will give families and schools across Vancouver Island access to life-affirming activities and information in support of personal resilience and mental health.

Parents, caregivers, and teachers are encouraged to participate in the program alongside young learners in order to generate further conversation. To more easily facilitate this, the Crisis Society has also created an activity booklet entitled Action Plans for Coping (After-COPE Activity Guide), that students will be encouraged to work on in between sessions and after the program’s conclusion.

The Crisis Society would like to thank The Province of British Columbia, Intraworks I.T. Management in Nanaimo, Odd Fellows Columbia Lodge No. 2 in Victoria, Cowichan Valley Ride for Suicide Awareness, CIBC Children’s Foundation, and Matthew Wells – Clinically Creative, as well as individual donors, for making this possible.

Watch for the announcement of our official launch of the online version of COPE in early June. We invite you to contact us at if you would like to be part of this project.

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Become A Member of the Vancouver Island Crisis Society’s
Board of Directors!

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What a great fit!

The Vancouver Island Crisis is advertised in a highly informative new publication, presented by Black Press, for folks in Greater Victoria, What You Need to Know: Mental Health (2020 Resource Guide). The Vancouver Island Crisis Line has a long association with Mental Health Crisis Services and serves as public access for Vancouver Island communities administered by Island Health. Our ad is found on page 3 and contact info for our Crisis Services is itemized as well on page 26.

Check out our commercial!

And then there's Radio!

Here is the second commercial produced by Island Radio in 2019:

It's about why some people reach out for support to our Crisis Services.

Thank you to the team members at Island Radio for all their support and help! ❤️

These folks have also kindly helped us promote
upcoming Crisis Line Volunteer training sessions.

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.