UPCOMING EVENTS

 

VOLUNTEER CONFERENCE

Cowichan Spirit of Volunteering

Friday, Oct 13, 2017

Ramada Conference Centre

9 am to 3pm

Phone to register

250 715-6481

 

 


 

To Donate
Become a Member
Membership Type
Become a Volunteer

Supported Transportation

Volunteer as often as you like. Make it once per week, Once per month, how often you accept a ride is up to you.  This program offers rides to medical appointments for seniors who no longer drive.

 

Meals on Wheels

Deliver hot and nutritious meals to seniors.  Openings for holiday relief work are available.

 

To Register to become a volunteer contact:

Vicki Holman
Executive Director
250 715-6481

cscfoundation@shaw.ca

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SUPPORT SOCIETIES, DISEASE RELATED

 
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF BC
Jane Hope 

Toll Free: 1–800–462–2833 
 
First Link: Carol Pelletier
The Alzheimer Society of BC exists to alleviate personal and social consequences of Alzheimer disease and related dementias, to promote public awareness, and to search for the causes and cures.
 
Programs and Services:
• Information and Resource Centre on Alzheimer disease
• Referrals to local support groups & services
• Dementia helpline: 1–800–936–6033
• First Link: early intervention, information and referral services

 
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

100–394 Duncan St., Duncan, BC 

Phone: 250–746–4134 
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of dedicated volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life for people living with cancer. The following services are available locally:
 
• Support groups for people living with cancer
• Wigs for loan
• Pamphlets about various types of cancer and cancer treatments
• Information about other Canadian Cancer Society services such as Camp Goodtimes (for children with cancer), the Cancer Information Service, Cancer Connection (peer telephone support where people are matched with someone who has had a similar cancer experience), the Cancer Lodge in Victoria (where people can stay during cancer treatment), and Financial Aid (for people who have difficulty covering the costs or treatment, travel etc.).

 
CANADIAN RED CROSS H.E.L.P. PROGRAM
2–5855 York St., Duncan, BC VL 3S3 
Phone: 250–748–2111 
Open Monday to Thursday, 10am to 2pm. Medical equipment loaned with referral from regulated health official, eg. nurse, doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor. To volunteer for this community service, please call 250–748–2111.
 

COWICHAN VALLEY PROSTATE GROUP
Gord Thomas, Coordinator
Phone: 250-743-6960
Email: gandmthomas@shaw.ca

The Co-wichan Valley Prostate group meets at 2:00 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month except December at the Board Room of the Canadian Cancer Society, 394 Duncan Street in Duncan.
All men and their guests are welcome to attend.


 DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM
Kathy Park 
121 Ingram St., Duncan, BC VL 1N8 
Daphne Lucci, Dietician
Phone: 250–737–2004 
Individual and group appointments to provide education and support for people with Type 1 and 2 and gestational diabetes.
 
HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION
Janice Krall, Area Manager, Vancouver Island 
401–495 Dunsmuir St., Nanaimo, BC V9R 6B9 
Phone: 1–888–754–5274 
 
Volunteer-Run Office in Duncan
2610 Beverly St., Duncan, BC
Phone for hours: 1–888–754–5274
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon is a volunteer based health charity that leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through: 
• Advancement of research and its application 
• Promotion of healthy living 
• Advocacy

 
THE KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA, BC & YUKON BRANCH
Heather Johnson, Director of Programs 
200–4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6 
Phone: 1–800–567–8112 
The Kidney Foundation provides programs and services to kidney patients and their families. This includes peer support, financial assistance, camp for children, distribution of brochures and manuals, and information and referral.

 
STROKE RECOVERY ASSOCIATION, COWICHAN VALLEY BRANCH
Chris Rafuse, Branch Coordinator
Cowichan Valley Public Library
2687 James St. -  Meeting Room
Meeting every Friday from 1-3 pm
Duncan, BC  V9L 2X5
Phone: 778-455-2095
Web: www. strokerecoverybc.ca

 

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Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation
135 Third Street, Duncan, B.C. V9L 1R9
Phone: (250) 715-6481   |   Fax: (250) 746-8819
Email: Cowichan Seniors Community