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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Gift Cards: How you can donate for the
holiday season and into the New Year

The holiday season can be a struggle for some,
and we are making an appeal for gift cards for
children, single adults, families, pre-teen and
teenaged youth, and seniors.
We seek gifts of small-denomination gift cards.
If you are able to help, please drop off your donation
at JBCP Reception.
Some ideas: *Grocery gift cards (e.g.Thrifty’s\
Red Barn) *Gift cards for family activities
(e.g.Craigdarroch Castle, Royal BC Museum)
*Clothing gift cards for adults and children
*Gift cards for local restaurants, coffee shops
*Pharmasave *Shopper’s *Bed Bath And
Beyond *Toys R Us *Canadian Tire *Home
If you can help with a Gift Card donation, please drop it off at JBCP Reception, 547 Michigan or
for more information, please contact:
250-388-7844 ext. 0 /



Coming in the New Year…Boost your Brain Power!

Boost Your Brain Power is a FREE 9-week program where you can learn and try different ways to keep your brain healthy!

James Bay Community Project
Mondays Jan 14 – March 18, 2019
10 am – Noon
Medical Interventions for a Healthy Brain

Healthy Brain Physiology

Memory Strategies and Memory Skills

How to Exercise Your Brain

Stress, Sleep and Your Brain

A Healthy Brain Diet

Physical Exercise and Mental Fitness

Recreation and Social Connections


Register through James Bay Community Project

547 Michigan St. Victoria BC

Call Kristyn Laver 250-388-7844 Ext. 308 to register



And we have a winner…

The Raffle winner is  a mom who comes to Welcome Playgroup! Here’s our own Kristyn Laver drawing the winning ticket. The raffle raised more than $100 to add to our Giving Tuesday totals. Thanks again for Pharmasave for the beautiful gift basket worth more than $100 and to its first winner, who donated it back to JBCP for the raffle.


This is the beautiful basket the winner will be taking home.




*Reminder* Chair Yoga has wrapped up Dec. 10

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
October 15 – December 10, 2018
$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 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 DECEMBER 2018 FAMILY CENTRE PROGRAMS[3511]and Community Calendar December 2018 COMMUNITY PROGRAMS[3512]

Friday, December 14, 2018

  • Welcome Playgroup
    9:00 – 11:00 am
    Family Centre
    Please call 250-388-7844 x 313
  • Qi Gong
    10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    $3 drop-in
    Free for JBCP and CCV volunteers
  • HerWay Home Drop-In
    12:00 – 3:00 pm
    Family Centre
    Please call 250-519-3681 for more information
  • Ancient Chinese Health Practices
    1:00 – 2:30 pm
    $3 drop-in
    Free for JBCP and CCV volunteers

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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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.