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South Island Health and Wellness Groups


Alzheimer Society of BC: Alzheimer Society of BC provides support and information to people with dementia and their family and friends. Services include support groups, education, information and referrals. Our Nanaimo resource centre covers all of the Island north of the Malahat, with support groups and education programs in Cowichan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, Port Alberni, and Campbell River. Contact: [email protected]  250-734-4170 Toll free: 1-800-462-2833

Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services has mobile blood donor clinics that go to various communities on the Island and a permanent clinic in Victoria. We supply the blood for all hospitals nationally and rely on donors to do it! Contact: [email protected] or phone 250-418-5086

Canadian Cancer Society: A national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. 
Contact: [email protected]  Call 250-380-2354

Central Counselling Centre: Offers affordable, confidential counselling by registered counsellors and a psychologist. We deal with a wide variety of issues for individuals and families. We are a place to turn when you are facing obstacles in life. Call 250-384-3322 or email: [email protected]

EFT and More Live: This is an Energy Psychology, self-help group, which meets weekly, Thursday evenings in Oak Bay. We use primarily the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as well as other forms of Energy Medicine, to clear, release, restore and renew our energies each week
Contact: [email protected]   250-598-4303

Healing Circle: Held in various locations, at various times; co-facilitated; from 5-25 in attendance; guided meditation, shared healing modalities(bring a poem, song, dance, short art project, guitar, drum, etc. all in the name of healing, ending with a world healing guided meditation. Contact: [email protected]  250-544-1600

Heart Sisters: Lively public presentations on the important topic of women and heart disease - our #1 killer - from the unique perspective of CAROLYN THOMAS, a Mayo Clinic-trained heart attack survivor and women's health advocate. Carolyn's popular talks have been described as "part cardiology bootcamp and part stand-up comedy!" Contact: [email protected]

InspireHealth Supportive Cancer Care: Provides free services, such as nutrition consultation and cooking classes, yoga rehabilitation, physician support, counselling services and stress reduction techniques, to anyone who has either had a cancer diagnosis or is supporting someone with cancer. InspireHealth is partially-funded by the BC Ministry of Health and can provide services to distance communities through telephone and video conference appointments. Contact: [email protected] 250-595-7125

MOVE Adapted Fitness and Rehabilitation Society: An independent non-profit organization that answers the need of people whose mobility has been limited buy MS, Parkinson’s, Spinal cord and brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities that prevent them from going to a regular gymnasium. Contact: [email protected]  250-744-8284

Remedy Wellness Centre: We are a team of health care professionals that provide Acupuncture,  Athletic Therapy, Osteopathy and Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC. Remedy Wellness Centre also offers Yoga Therapy, Rehab Pilates, Personal Training, Wellness Workshops and Childminding. Contact: [email protected] 250-590-5221

Seniors' Home and Health Care Meetings: Meetings with a nurse scheduled for groups or individuals to discuss options for health, nutrition and housekeeping services to help seniors remain in their own homes. These meetings are free of charge.
Contact: [email protected]  (250) 370-0253

VIVA-Raw: a sub-group of the Vancouver Island Vegetarian Association (VIVA), dedicated to the education and promotion of a healthy, raw, unprocessed plant based diet. We host monthly vegan raw potlucks generally on the third Sunday of each month.  Website:

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