Looking for help? 

Here are some of the resources available to help you and the research we support to direct our investments in your community. 

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bc211 is a confidential telephone, texting, and online referral service providing free information for people in need. 

Highly-trained specialists link callers to services such as mental health supports, shelter and housing, legal aid, addictions treatment, newcomer services, food banks and more.

The program operates in over 160 languages! You can call or text 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Overdose Prevention Resource Guide

Opioids: what you need to know

Central Island 2019 resource guide


created by Black Press Media

Sponsored by United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island, Edgewood EHN Canada, and Vancouver Island University

Health Networks

Community health networks bring together people  to take action on issues that impact health and well-being in their communities.