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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Postural Stretching resumes March 25!

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


New Creative Play Drop In on Wednesdays starting April 3!!

Starting Wednesday, April 3, we’ll be having 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!


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.


Volunteer Appreciation Week April 7-13

to all our amazing volunteers!
We couldn’t do it without you!


*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


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  MARCH 2019 FAMILY CENTRE PROGRAMS[5105] and Community Calendar March 2019 COMMUNITY PROGRAMS[5106]



Friday, March 22, 2019

  • 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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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, March 28, features  Mavis DeGirolamo asking: What is humour? Seni...

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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.