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

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.

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MP Blaney celebrates national recognition for local business

MP Blaney celebrates national recognition for local business

Today in Ottawa, Aiguo Zhang of Campbell River’s White Hat Drycleaners was one of four businesses nationwide to be recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for innovative efforts to improve the integration of newcomers into the labour market.

“I’ve known Aiguo since my previous work at the Immigrant Welcome Centre so it’s extra special to get to celebrate and recognize his work as Member of Parliament here in Ottawa,” said Blaney. “Settlement supports and integration into the workforce are so important for successful immigration policies. Aiguo has shown that even a small business in a small community can have an important impact.”

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CVCF Funds Expansion of Early Years Building Connections Project

CVCF Funds Expansion of Early Years Building Connections Project

The Building Connections for Valley Families project was initiated in the spring of 2019, and was
initially funded as a pilot project by Island Health, with a focus solely on the north Courtenay area.
This special grant will allow the Comox Valley Early Years Collaborative to expand the project to all
neighbourhoods within School District No. 71.

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Queneesh school community disheartened by graffiti

Queneesh school community disheartened by graffiti

Sometime during the late hours of Saturday, March 7 into Sunday the school was targeted with
slanderous messages and a note of apology spray-painted in red, silver and green from one end
of the building to the other. Upon discovering the graffiti, parents, neighbours and members of
Living Hope Church who meet in the school gym for Sunday service, came forward volunteering
to help clean and cover up the mess.

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“Actions Speak Louder Than Words” is Theme For “Open Table” Potluck

“Actions Speak Louder Than Words” is Theme For “Open Table” Potluck

The Reverend Ryan Slifka announces that St. George’s United Church invites the public to its third “Open Table” potluck and spiritual discussion on Tuesday, March 17, 5:30-7:30pm.
The topic for this month’s group discussion is “Actions Speak Louder Than Words.” There will be time for fellowship over food (Irish theme), music, dancing, poetry, and discussion.

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Film Fundraiser for McLoughlin Gardens

Film Fundraiser for McLoughlin Gardens

The McLoughlin Gardens Society is postponing their screening of “Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy,” which had been set for April 2nd at the Stan Hagen Theatre. Tickets purchased at local bookstores can be returned for a refund. Tickets purchased online will be refunded directly through Eventbrite. For updates about the McLoughlin Gardens, please visit mcloughlingardens.org

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