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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Monday, February 18 is Family Day! JBCP will be CLOSED.


Boost your Brain Power! program continues Mondays from 10am to noon *FULL*

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

*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
January 14 – February 25 ** NO CLASS Feb. 18**
$5.00 Drop-in fee
Free for JBCP and CCV volunteers

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.

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 JANUARY 2019 FAMILY CENTRE PROGRAMS[3715]and Community Calendar January 2019 COMMUNITY PROGRAMS[3714] 

Friday, February 15, 2019

  • 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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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 heal...

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Chair Yoga continues

Chair Yoga resumes Jan. 14 Mondays @1:30 pm Chair yoga is ideal for seniors, pregnant women and anyone lacking the...

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Seniors Social Connections every Thursday

Seniors Social Connections from 1-3 pm Thursday, Feb. 21, features Mavis DeGirolamo & Fran Morrison giving a ta...

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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.