James Bay Community Project: Building Community Together

James Bay Community Project is a non-profit community organization helping seniors, youth and families by providing counselling services, community support and volunteer services. JBCP has several tenants providing services to the community: Whiteye Community Healthcare Centre, LifeLabs, HerWay Home, and other independent providers of health services.

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James Bay Community Project WILL BE CLOSED Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22 for Easter. We re-open 8 am Tuesday, April 23.

Enjoy the long weekend!




You can still buy tickets for a chance to win this beautiful gift basket, featuring a DECORATIVE PLANTER filled with YUMMY TREATS!

Tickets are $2 for one chance  $5 for three chances!!

All proceeds go to help James Bay Community Project programs.

Get your tickets at JBCP Reception!



Postural Stretching on Mondays!

Energize your spine and lengthen the body core. Mondays 10:30-11:45 am. Drop in fee $3


 Creative Play Drop In on Wednesdays!!

We now have a Creative Play Drop-In on Wednesdays from 9am to 11:15am . This is in addition to the Monday Creative Play Drop-in. We look forward to you joining us for fun and games!


New Baby Group starting Thursday, April 18!

For mothers and babies (birth to crawling). Bring your baby and meet other new mums. This support and information group includes speakers, discussions, fun, and friendship. Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 2 pm April 18 – June 20. There is NO COST for this program, but you must register. Call 250-388-7844 Ext. 313 or email nsmith@jncp.bc.ca 

Still time to get help with your 2018 taxes!

Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax
Program (CVITP), JBCP offers FREE income tax
return preparation to individuals and families who
have modest incomes and a simple tax situation.
Eligibility rules and income thresholds apply. For
details, see www.jbcp.bc.ca

This runs to April 30.

New Yoga class at JBCP!
You’re invited to join Pharmasave James Bay in partnership with JemYoga for an opportunity to practice gentle Hatha (beginner) Yoga. Classes lead by a certified Yoga Therapist in a welcoming community setting at the Pharmasave James Bay Wellness Centre.
No prior yoga experience necessary, all levels welcome.
All classes by donation, benefiting the James Bay Community Project.
For more information or to register please contact JemYoga: Jemyoga.org@gmail.com, or speak to Pam in Cosmetics at Pharmasave James Bay. Drop-in space is limited, so it’s best to register.
Yoga@ Pharmasave James Bay Wellness Centre
(inside James Bay Community Project)
 547 Michigan Street
Tuesdays  5-6 pm | April 2  – June 18

*NOTE* Chair Yoga continues

Mondays @1:30 pm
Chair yoga is ideal for seniors, pregnant women and anyone lacking the balance or physical strength to tolerate a traditional yoga class. Music will be used and the tone of the class is fun and somewhat social, making it great for people in need of connection and not ideal for people who are sensitive to sound.
Chair yoga is an adaptation of regular yoga in which exercises are done while sitting or holding onto a chair. By providing extra stability, the chair reduces anxiety and makes yoga a safe exercise for most older adults.
Uplifting music is incorporated into the class to create a fun and relaxing atmosphere for people to move in and socializing is encouraged. While balancing an individual’s physical, mental and emotional health, chair yoga increases strength, flexibility and concentration along with many other health benefits.
This class will be limited to 15 participants. As this is not a program that requires registration, to be sure of a spot/chair, early arrival is the best approach.

Mondays 1:30-2:30pm

$5.00 Drop-in fee
Free for JBCP and CCV volunteers



2018 Volunteer Fair

JBCP Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Programs, Kristyn Laver, spoke to UVic students and others interested in volunteering at the Oct. 4 Volunteer Fair at the UVic SUB.

Have you seen our little children’s garden bench?

Lovingly made by one of our generous volunteers who donated his time and materials to make a bench for our children’s playground and garden.


It has been missing from our Family Centre playground since the end of August 2018 (along with some Little Tykes plastic play equipment).


Please contact us at 250-388-7844 Ext 313 or nsmith@jbcp.bc.ca if you have seen it. We would love to have it returned! Thank you.



JBCP accepts a generous gift from Coast Capital James Bay

August 21, 2018: JBCP ED Kaye Kennish accepts a generous donation of $308.98 raised by Coast Capital in James Bay for JBCP.
L to R: Susan Pope (Coast Capital), Kaye Kennish (JBCP), Elizabeth Tomlinson (Coast Capital).


James Bay Program Updates and Events Calendar

New Program Calendars: Family Centre Calendar APRIL 2019 FAMILY CENTRE PROGRAMS[6218] and Community Calendar April 2019 COMMUNITY PROGRAMS[6217]



Thursday, April 18, 2019

  • Creative Play Drop-In
    9:00 – 11:15 am
    Family Centre
    By Donation
  • Reiki Treatments
    9:45 am -12:00 pm
    Phone 250-388-7844 ext. 0 to book a half hour session
    $5 Per appointment (free for JBCP and CCV volunteers)
  • Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Support Group
    10:00 -11:30 am
  • Baby Group
    12:30 -2:00 pm
    Registration required No Cost
    Phone 250-388-7844 ext. 313
  • Seniors Social Connections
    1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Contact Sharon 250-388-7844 x 334
  • HerWay Home Drop-In
    3:00 – 5:00 pm
    Family Centre
    Please call 250-519-3681 for more information
  • LifeRing
    7:30 – 8:30 pm
    Family Centre
    Call John 250-920-2095 for more information

Open the calendar to see all the upcoming courses and events for seniors, youth, families and other community members at James Bay Community Project.

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Help with your 2018 Taxes!

Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), JBCP offers FREE income tax return preparation to indi...

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Chair Yoga continues

Chair Yoga continues Mondays @1:30 pm Chair yoga is ideal for seniors, pregnant women and anyone lacking the balanc...

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Seniors Social Connections every Thursday

Seniors Social Connections from 1-3 pm Thursday, April 18, features Mavis De Girolamo speaking about the Easter and...

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From our clients

  • As a result of the program I have met other parents and made good friends in the neighbourhood. It’s an excellent resource for parents.