Please note: we will not be running a program in Courtney in summer 2019, but please check back for 2020!
Courtenay is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in the Comox Valley. Courtenay has a population of 25,000 and a rich history of music, arts, paleontological discoveries and stunning views! The destination and island adventure should not be missed! You will work hard with GO every day, but be able to soak in the ocean, mountains, and local attractions throughout the week!
We are excited to partner with many amazing mission sites in the area.
Organizations inspiring change in Courtenay include:
The Sonshine Lunch Club: The group seeks to personally share the love of Christ with others by providing a free warm lunch to clients and encouragement five days a week in a welcoming atmosphere. In addition to providing lunches, we provide clothing, blankets, shoes, books and other items to our clients.
Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North: A world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North’s mission is to empower hard-working families and make homeownership affordable by mobilizing community spirit and generosity. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.
Housing for All: Access to safe, decent and affordable housing is a basic human right that should be available to everyone.
Human Dignity: We believe in the worth and dignity of every human being. We respect the people we serve and those who help us in this effort. People are our greatest resource.
Partnership: We can best achieve our mission through meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships with others.
Faith in Action: Building on our Christian foundation, we serve and work with people of all faiths and beliefs in a spirit of justice and compassion. Faith is lived through action.
Diversity and Inclusiveness: There is a role for everyone committed to our vision, mission and values. We seek to enrich our organization through diversity.
Comox Valley Transition Society: A community of people who are safe, supported and respected.
To promote the creation of a healthy community through positive contributions to the lives of women, children and families. Comox Valley Transition Society achieves the mission by offering a range of programs and services which provide safety and support personal well-being. Programs and services include shelter, counselling and support, healing and recovery, crisis intervention, advocacy and education, prevention and awareness.
AIDS Vancouver Island: AIDS Vancouver Island serves the needs of people infected and affected by HIV and hepatitis C. We take evidence-based action to prevent infection, provide support, and reduce stigma. At AIDS Vancouver Island we provide education, advocacy and support clients. AVI provides education and prevention information to schools, the broader community and target populations. Evidence demonstrates that comprehensive prevention programs can help to effectively contain HIV, hepatitis C, and other communicable diseases.
Wachiay Friendship Centre: A place for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to come together, to share traditions and to learn from one another. The Wachiay Friendship Centre is a non-profit society whose mandate is to provide services and supports to the urban Aboriginal population in the Comox Valley Regional District. Wachiay is an inclusive organization and our programming is open to people of all ethnicities. Wachiay delivers more than 50 programs and services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
St. George’s United Church
505 6th St,
Courtenay, British Columbia