National Volunteer Week

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  Are you interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with Community Options? We will be participating in Volunteer Victoria’s National Volunteer Week. Please drop by our office at 1595 Bay St. from 2:00 -4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28 to check us out.  

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CARF Accreditation

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Community Options is pleased to announce that we have completed our 2017 CARF survey and have achieved accreditation in the following programs: Children and Adult Respite, Home Sharing, Community Inclusion and Supported Living. Thank you to our excellent Respite caregivers, Home Share providers and Community Inclusion and Outreach workers for helping us achieve a high […]

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Staff Changes

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In the last month, we have said fond farewells to Natalie Lachance (Adult Services Coordinator) and Calea Lampard (Family Support Events Coordinator) and wish them both the very best in the future! We would like to introduce our new staff member – Mary-Lynn Sachowski (Adult Services Coordinator). We are looking forward to getting to know […]

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Christmas Open House

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Our Christmas Open House will be on Thursday, Dec. 1. We really hope you can come! Please RSVP to Karen at 250-380-6363 (ext. 204) or .

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Thrifty’s – Smile Cards

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  Do you shop at Thrifty’s?  If so, your shopping $ can help support fundraising initiatives for Community Options for Children and Families. We have partnered with Thrifty’s Smile Card program. By pre-loading any amount of money onto the Thrifty’s Smile Card provided, 5% of that amount will be donated to our organization.  Your grocery […]

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Strategic Planning

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Once-a-Quarter is a collaboration of Victoria based small businesses committed to making Victoria the best it can be.  Four times a year, they choose a local non-profit organization to help with strategic planning.  The package, valued at $8000 – 10,000, includes meeting room (“think space”), lunch and refreshments for up to 40 people and a graphic […]

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Survey 2016

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Our 2016 survey has now finished. Thank you so much to all who participated! Your feedback is very important and will help us continue to offer and develop strong programs and support for our families.

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Teen Transition Planning

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Pivot Point is offering Teen Transition Planning for parents on May 12. See their flyer for more information: Victoria FLYER – TTP Parent Orientation – May 12 2016

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Board Positions

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Our Board of Directors is a dedicated group of volunteers. They are responsible for the fiscal integrity, stability, direction and growth of Community Options. Many thanks to all of our directors! And an extra thank you to Asta Murray and Kristina Vanlierop for taking on the roles of President and Vice-President!

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Community grants to support transitional youth program

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          Community Options has recently received two community grants – $11,160 from Telus and $8,000 from the VanCity Community Foundation. These funds will help transitioning youth and their families navigate the changes in programs, resources and financial assistance that are available once children reach the age of 18. The yearlong project will begin in February. […]

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