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Vancouver Island Crisis Line Community Resource Database

HealthLink BC

Healthlink BC is a new service which combines a number of proven health resources - BC NurseLine, Pharmacist-After-Hours, Dial-A-Dietician and BC HealthGuide - and makes them even easier to access now through the new 8-1-1 phone line for non-emergency health issues. The service can provide help in identifying symptoms and advice on when to seek medical treatment. This health information is also available via the internet :

Registered Disability Savings Plan
The Federal Government has now approved a registered Disability Savings Plan. Details available at:

Veterans Requiring Assistance
Ground support for veterans who need some assistance. Contact

Volunteer Canada
Represents and advocates volunteerism in Canada. Site includes resources, information, and a directory of volunteer organizations.
Volunteer Canada Online Resources

Volunteer B.C.
Provincial association of volunteer centres, provincial voluntary organizations and individuals working together to strengthen the growth and development of voluntary action in British Columbia.
Volunteer BC Online Resources

Administrators of Volunteer Resources BC
An organization of volunteers to promote, advocate and educate within the field of volunteerism.
Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources
Provides support for organizations utilizing volunteer resources as part of their staff.

International Association for Volunteer Effort
Provides international exchange of information, best practices and mutual support as away of encouraging and strengthening volunteering. It is the only international organization with the mission to promote, celebrate, and strengthen volunteerism worldwide.

Benefits of Volunteering
Notes from a lecture presented by David Ayers, Psychologist, at Oceanside Volunteer Fest April 2007.

Below are some examples of the references contained in Dr. Ayer's article on the Benefits of Volunteering.

Get Involved (2003). Health benefits of volunteering. This article can be found at

Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 71-542-XIE. Highlights from the 2004 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating. April 4, 2007. This document is available from

Oceanside Community Events Calendars:

Chamber of Commerce Parksville
Chamber of Commerce Qualicum Beach
Oceanside Tourism
City of Parksville
Town of Qualicum Beach
Regional District of Nanaimo


Go Volunteer Canada
Downloadable resource materials available on a variety of fundraising topics including: Capital Campaigns, Corporate Philanthropy, Foundations, Fundraising, Grant seeking, Internet Fundraising, Proposal Writing, Planned Giving, etc.

Association of Fundraising Professionals
Generates philanthropic support for a wide variety of non-profit charitable organizations.

Grants and Foundations

Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation
Foundation to improve the quality of life in the community through grants for charitable activities from earnings of funds invested in perpetuity.

Leon and Thea Kroner Foundation
Provides funding to stimulate and invigorate non–profit organizations in the cultural and creative arts and the social services who serve communities throughout British Columbia and the Yukon.

Vancouver Foundation
Vancouver Foundation is a philanthropic non-governmental community foundation which operates primarily as a permanent collection of endowed funds. Income derived from the investment of the pooled capital of Vancouver Foundation's endowments is distributed to support the activities of charitable organizations across British Columbia.

Voluntary Sector Knowledge Network
Management assistance for the leaders of nonprofit organizations

United Way of Central and North Vancouver Island
HR Council for the Non-profit Sector
The HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector takes action on nonprofit labor force issues in Canada.
Imagine Canada
Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization whose cause is Canadas charities and nonprofits
Imagine Canada Online NonProfit Library

Energize Inc.
A site for leaders and managers of volunteers

Charity Village
Canadas Supersite for the Non Profit Sector. Volunteer listings, jobs and lots of resources.

Connecting Non Profit Professionals Worldwide
BC Centre for Non Profit Development
From the University of the Fraser Valley, the BC Centre for Non-Profit Development provides education and training, information, resources and assistance for the non-profit sector.

Community Foundations of Canada
Listings of foundations across Canada
Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) Charities Page

Statistics Canada (StatsCan)

World Volunteer Web
Volunteerism Worldwide: News, Views and Resources

An international networking site for volunteers and non profit organizations

Volunteer Today
An e-gazette for volunteers and nonprofit professionals

British Columbia Gaming Commission

Provides core funding grants.


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