News and Upcoming Events
Our 2020 Newsletter: Celebrating our 50th anniversary during the pandemic
We examine how the pandemic has affected the services we offer to our Vancouver Island communities and notice that, along with the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have enabled more of our fellow Vancouver Islanders to access our workshops, and for the first time since 2013, to provide Suicide Bereavement Support services to all our Island citizens, whether one-on-one or in a group setting.
We also present expansive articles about the complicated grief of suicide bereavement and guidelines for mental health wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"A Day for Sam" memorializes a friend
and raises funds for the Crisis Society
We are deeply appreciative and honoured that Mike and other friends of Sam's organized a golf tournament in their friend's memory in September at Storey Creek Golf Course in Campbell River. They chose as well to raise funds for the Vancouver Island Crisis Society. We hear that the weather was cooperative and that it was both an inspiring and fun gathering as folks memorialized their dear friend. Our deepest thanks for their generous donation so that we can continue to offer support to our Vancouver Island communities.
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.