James Bay Community Project
Our Impact Why We Exist
The James Bay Community Project’s mission is to build healthy, inclusive community in James Bay and beyond by operating and facilitating programs and services. Helping seniors maintain their independence and stay in their own homes through outreach programs and the Victoria Better at Home program. Supporting healthy families at the Family Resource Centre through drop-in programs, education, counselling and health clinics. Engaging the community through food assistance, the Community Closet Thrift Store and the dedication of more than 300 volunteers.
Our Story What We Do
Outreach services are available to low income seniors and adults with a disability living independently in the James Bay area without the support of family or friends. Outreach services may include:
- assessing eligibility for one on one volunteer services
- providing information on programs and services
- linking and referral to community resources
- Volunteer Services: Light gardening, friendly visiting, driving, downsizing and decluttering, shopping and errands
- Macular Degeneration & Low Vision Support
- Blood Pressure Clinic
- Foot Care
- Meditation, Yoga
- Computer drop-in
- Seniors Connections: Weekly lunch for seniors who are isolated or experiencing health concerns
Victoria Better at Home: Helping seniors stay in their own home — light housework, minor home repairs and non-medical drives (fees for Better at Home are charged on a sliding scale).
Programs and Drop-ins
- Toddler Time Drop-in
- Creative Play Drop-in
- Family Dinner
- Baby Group: for new mothers and their babies
- Mother Goose: For parents and their babies birth to 12 month
- Welcome Drop-in: For new immigrants and their children birth to 5 years
- Triple P Parenting: Building healthy parent-child relationships, 2.5 years to 10 years
- Cool Cues Social Skills Group: For 8-10 year olds
Youth and Family Outreach: Support, information, referrals, parent-teen mediation and mentoring. Services are available to youth 13-19 years old and their families. We are focused on working with families living in James Bay, Fairfield, Oak Bay and Downtown.
Our Programs How We Do It
Whilst the James Bay Community Project receives funding for some programs, many just wouldn't be possible without the support of donors like you.
The following programs need your support and make a real difference to the lives of seniors, families, youth and adults with disabilities.
- Victoria Better at Home: With your help we can increase the number of seniors receiving help in their homes.
- Foot Care for seniors: To continue and expand this vital program we need your help.
- Welcome Drop-in: Your generosity can continue to support new immigrant families and their children.
- Mother Goose Program: Donors like you can ensure this well respected program continues to build healthy families.
- Grocery Cards: Your donation means the most vulnerable and needy participants can buy food.
Help build a healthier community and make a donation to the James Bay Community Project.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to care.
What You Can Do
James Bay Community Project has been part of your community for 40 years and we couldn't do it without you.You can make a difference in the following ways:
You can donate
- In person during business hours, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday with cash, cheque, VISA or Mastercard.
- By phone with your VISA or MasterCard number. We can be reached at 250.388.7844 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. (Please note it may take a few days to process your credit card as we do not have credit card facilities on-site).
- By mail to The James Bay Community Project, 547 Michigan Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1S5. You can mail a cheque or fill out a donations form with your credit card information.
- Online giving with your charge card by using CanadaHelps, a secure on-line method to make a contribution.
- By selling something on UsedVictoria and donating some or all of the proceeds to JBCP.
More than 300 volunteers, just like you, are part of a supportive and inclusive volunteer community. Everyone can contribute to their community and develop relationships. Become a volunteer and help us by washing toys, driving seniors to appointments or for errands, delivering food hampers, assisting shoppers in our Thrift Store, or helping with many other tasks.
Be part of a volunteer community that believes in building healthy community. Share your abilities or build new skills and connect with others.
Interested in volunteering? Please book an information/intake session with the Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Programs, Lisa Gleinzer at 250.388.7844 Ext. 308 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.