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Comox Valley

What Matters in
Comox Valley

  • 45.4% of renter households spend 30% or more of their income on housing

  • 390 seniors in Comox Valley are living in poverty.

  • 18% of children are living in poverty.

  • 117 people in Comox Valley are experiencing homelessness - including seniors, Indigenous and youth who had been in foster care.

  • 30% of food bank users in the Comox Valley are children. 

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Together, We're Building Stronger Communities

 A thriving community is one where people feel supported and connected; it's a place where everyone has the chance to live with dignity, find joy, and succeed. When we help people support themselves, we lift up our entire community.

 

You helped secure funding for the Comox Valley Community Action Team to hire an outreach coordinator to engage with peers and stakeholders to help address the opioid crisis. Because of you, those impacted by substance use issues are getting help.

The Connect Warming Centre, in partnership with the Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness, offered a warm, dry, safe place for people facing or experiencing homelessness in the Comox Valley throughout the winter months.

You supported a food security event where federal campaign leaders (Courtenay-Alberni and North Island-Powell River ridings) presented. Attendees learned about party platforms regarding sustainability, localization of food sources and food security measures for people living in poverty. Because of you, people were able to make educated decisions at the polls and positively impact those living in poverty.

YOU Fund 18 Programs

Your donations are helping 23126 people across the Comox Valley this year.

Overcoming Poverty

 


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  • Healthy Meals & Food Bank Baskets

  • Financial Tutoring

  • Adult Literacy Programs & Resources

Successful Youth
(Middle Years 7 - 24)


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  • Parenting Workshops, Support Groups, & Resources

  • Family Programs

  • Domestic Violence Prevention & Awareness

  • Youth Centre & After-school Programs

  • Indigenous Culture Program

Strong Communities

 


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  • Health Workshops & Counselling

  • Drop-in Centre for People Experiencing Homelessness

  • Caregiver Support

  • Senior Support

  • Horseback Riding Therapy

  • bc 211 Referral Service