Category: Health

What’s the Story About Alcohol: An Evening with Harold R. Johnson

The Community Drug Strategy Committee, the Comox Valley Community Health Network and the John Howard Society North Island are pleased to sponsor a presentation by Harold R. Johnson, author of “Firewater – How Alcohol is Killing My People (and Yours). Mr. Johnson is a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation Band (Saskatchewan), a former Crown Prosecutor with the Ministry of Justice and a talented speaker and storyteller. He will challenge us to “change the story we tell ourselves about alcohol.” He will share his insights about alcohol, including its history, myths surrounding it and it’s impacts on our communities.

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Borderline Personality Disorder – In Search of the Lost Self

Twenty years ago while I was in the throes of depression, I received a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I was an Educational Psychologist with a Masters in Psychology, and yet, I had never heard of BPD. Not until recently, when I started doing a series of blogs on BPD, had I really come to understand it.

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New Way of Volunteering: A Coordinating Circle With A Difference…You

December 17th was a big day for the Comox Valley Community Health Network, at the Little Red Church in Comox. We were meeting the applicants to the Coordinating Circle. Since this week is the time of the year many of us make New Year resolutions, please click on this article to see if you, or someone you know, should be a key participant in 2019.

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CVCDA celebrates the Grand Opening of the newly completed CV Autism Centre, Dec 5

Join the Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) on Wednesday December 5, 2018, from 4pm-6pm, when they host the Grand Opening of the Comox Valley Autism Centre. The Centre, located at 237 – 3rd Street in Courtenay, will be open to the public for the first time for tours, light refreshments and an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Courtenay Mayor, Bob Wells.

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Free Senior’s Fitness Classes Coming in the New Year

Cumberland Recreation is continuing its collaboration with BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) and the University of British Columbia’s Active Aging Research Team to offer two free programs to encourage seniors to get up, get out and get active in 2019. Choose to Move and ActivAgeTM are free for anyone 65 years and older, who are not currently active, but want get moving.

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Vancouver’s grassroots response to the overdose crisis: journalist Travis Lupick reads at NIC

Learn more about Vancouver’s overdose epidemic in the 1990s and how it applies to today’s opioid crisis, from award-winning journalist and author Travis Lupick.

Lupick will deliver a multimedia presentation based on his latest book, Fighting for Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City’s Struggle with Addiction as part of NIC’s Write Here Readers Series Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 pm.

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Coalition and Community Health Network to Join Forces at Drop-in Open Houses

How does health influence housing? How does housing influence health? At the last Comox Valley Community Health Network forum housing was identified as a top priority and since the Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness already exists in the community to plan, coordinate, recommend and implement community responses to homelessness the two organizations have decided to collaborate and join forces to host drop-in open houses for people to learn more. The open houses will be hosted on October 17th from 5-7 pm at the Cumberland Council chambers, October 18th 4:30-6:30 pm in the Lewis Centre lobby and October 25th from 9-11am in the Comox Recreation Centre lobby.

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Drop in Open Houses at CVCHN

The Comox Valley Community Health Network will be holding drop in open houses. The CVCHN, formed in 2018, brings together a wide variety of people to take action on issues that impact well-being and health in the Comox Valley. It is a forum for our community to identify, prioritize and take collaborative action to make improvements on determinants of health. It focuses on areas for change that require the involvement of multiple people, groups and organizations to develop and
implement solutions.

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Comox Valley Community Health Network Hires Facilitator

The Comox Valley Community Health Network is pleased to announce that Lindsay McGinn has been hired as the Facilitator for the network. The Comox Valley Community Health Network, formed in 2018, brings together a wide variety of people to take action on issues that impact well-being and health in the Comox Valley. We focus on areas for change that require the involvement of multiple people, groups and organizations to develop and implement solutions. The network is open to anyone who lives and/or works within the Comox Valley Regional District. Lindsay will provide leadership for the network by working with the community, including the network Coordinating Circle and Action Teams to build the capacity of the network and move it forward.

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