Health

Queer Youth Community Conversation

Queer Youth Community Conversation

The Comox Valley Community Health Network is committed to addressing
homophobia, transphobia, stigma, exclusion, and discrimination in our community.

Nōmina Wellness is breaking the Mental Health Mold with Engagement and Expertise

The Comox Valley has changed in many ways. Our local population has significantly grown in size, we’re grateful that our current local government officials continue to bridge old gaps (mind the Puntledge pun), and the need for adapting our housing initiatives is driven home by almost unbelievable stories of professionals sharing basement suites with NIC students while looking for homes. And they are the fortunate ones, as too many Comox Valley residents remain homeless while incredibly engaged and qualified people work full tilt full time to find solutions to our social justice dilemmas. It is our pleasure here at Tidechange.ca to introduce you to Nomina Wellness, the new mental health facility with an inclusive, enganged multi-tiered approach to integrating those on the fringes back into the society they long to be part of.

Hospice Ultimate Fifty/50 Raffle Winner Takes Home $25,000 Cash Prize!

In front of an excited crowd, Marcel Moose of MNP drew the winning ticket for the Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS) 5th Annual Ultimate fifty/50 raffle on Friday evening at the Kingfisher Resort and Spa. The winning ticket holder, Scott McLennan, a retired RCMP officer, jubilantly expressed his disbelief and excitement saying, “You made my year!”

Advance Care Planning – Give It A Shot!

Walter Gretzky, 80-year-old father of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, mentored his son in hockey to be prepared – anticipate where the puck will be rather than following where it has been! And, Walter has also known the importance of being prepared for his health care. He encourages every Canadian to have conversations and make an Advance Care Plan in the event you are ever unable to speak for yourself about the care you would want.

Advance Care Planning – Give It A Shot!

Advance Care Planning – Give It A Shot!

Walter Gretzky, 80-year-old father of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, mentored his son in hockey to be prepared – anticipate where the puck will be rather than following where it has been! And, Walter has also known the importance of being prepared for his health care. He encourages every Canadian to have conversations and make an Advance Care Plan in the event you are ever unable to speak for yourself about the care you would want.

Valley CYCLEPATHS in First Place Riding to Raise Funds for Hospice

Valley CYCLEPATHS in First Place Riding to Raise Funds for Hospice

The Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS) is excited to announce our first place team of 11 enthusiastic and committed riders who are training for the Cycle of Life Tour ride and working hard to raise awareness and funds for the more than 1,000 people every year in our community served by CVHS.

Honoring the Mystery at the End of Life

Honoring the Mystery at the End of Life

Barbara Morningstar, one of the province’s renowned experts on death and dying, will be sharing her stories and offering her keen perspective on this difficult topic to residents of the valley.

Advance Care Planning Day April 9th

Advance Care Planning Day April 9th

North Island College nursing students are partnering with the Comox Valley Hospice Society’s Advance Care Planning team to present “Talk to Me Goose”—a light-hearted take on Advance Care Planning conversations for adults of all ages hosted in Berwick Comox Valley’s Grounded Pilot on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. There will be fun, food and great prizes!

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

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.

Borderline Personality Disorder – In Search of the Lost Self

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Free Senior’s Fitness Classes Coming in the New Year

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.

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

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.

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

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.