News and Upcoming Events
We are pleased to once again acknowledge Crisis Line Awareness Week (March 23 to 27) and to honour the dedicated volunteers and personnel who have worked over many years to support our fellow citizens throughout Vancouver Island.
We are feeling festive and delighted about celebrating our 50th anniversary as well, determined to rejoice in our accomplishments over the years, even while our communities and our Crisis Society address the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud to have been Helping People Find Their Way for 50 years! Reminiscences and accolades will be celebrated online for the time being.
Please see our latest News Release, which includes data pertaining to the Vancouver Island Crisis Society’s total interactions via voice, chat, and text, in 2019.
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Our Crisis services are listed in two regional editions of the Overdose Prevention 2019 Resource Guide, published by Black Press.
The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is included among many sources of support in the important and informative Overdose Prevention 2019 Resource Guide's Central Island edition. Our Crisis Services are advertised on page 25 and are listed on page 29. A Greater Victoria edition, issued in April 2019, also lists our Crisis Services shown on page 35. The guides include articles and features to foster discussion about the risks of drug overdose, inform readers about prevention, and provide step-by-step instructions to save the life of someone who is experiencing an opioid overdose.
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.