Below is a list of staff at the James Bay Community Project.  If you are unsure who you should contact please call 250-388-7844 Ext. 0 or email and we can connect you with the appropriate staff person.

250.388.7844 Ext. 311

Kaye has a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Diploma in Special Education and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management. Kaye has been a high school and special education teacher in South Africa, and in Victoria has had varied management experience, including as Director of Human Resources and Executive Director for a non-profit working with people with developmental disabilities. Kaye joined JBCP in June 2011.

250.388.7844 Ext. 339

Brian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London, England prior to coming to Victoria in 1979.  Since then he has held a wide variety of professional and management positions in the private and public sectors.  During more than twenty five years in the Provincial Public Service Brian held numerous positions in the Ministries of Finance and Health. Brian joined the James Bay Community Project in July 2013.

Cell: 250-216-1214
Email: ngold

250.388.7844 Ext. 309

Geraldine joined JBCP in the summer of 2021. Her background in professional writing, publishing and broadcast journalism began alongside her undergraduate studies at UVic where she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Poetry. During this time she also discovered her passion for volunteerism and community. Over the years she has been involved with a number of non-profits ranging from the arts, the natural world, as well as humanitarian causes. As the Communications Manager she looks forward to supporting JBCP in building community resilience throughout James Bay and beyond.

250.388.7844 Ext. 314

Janessa Serediuk is a Youth & Family Outreach worker at JBCP. She grew up in Victoria, and received her training at University of Victoria. She has been with JBCP for about seven years. Janessa is married and the proud mother of a little boy. She also oversees the Family Dinner Program, where families with children from birth to age 12 can gather once a week, share a bite of dinner and some conversation, and get to know and support one another. When Janessa’s not at work, she likes to spend time with her young family (and her extended one), as well as work in her garden, go to the gym, and dance. One time, Janessa took first place in a country music karaoke competition!

250.388.7844 Ext. 308

Kristyn Laver, the Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Programs, hails from Newcastle, N.S.W. in Australia and has lived in Victoria for more than 25 years. She’s worked at JBCP since 2015. Married to a Vancouver Island fellow more than 20 years ago, Kristyn has three children  (she started out at JBCP as a facilitator in the Family Centre). Kristyn likes to stay up to date on social issues and their impact on the community  and “to feel like I am actually making a difference is someone’s day.” She appreciates that her role at JBCP involves her in policy development and program details: “Watching the show go off without a hitch is very satisfying — whether that be food security for many or a new- to-the-country volunteer making connections.” Kristyn likes jujubes (she will share) and tells a story about crash-landing a hot-air balloon in France. True or not, it’s a great story. 250-388-7856 Ext. 318


Coordinator, Better at Home Program 

Capital City Volunteers (working with the James Bay Community Project) is looking for someone to cover a maternity leave in the position of Coordinator of the Better at Home Program for Victoria and Oak Bay. The Better at Home Program provides services to seniors such as transportation to medical appointments, light housekeeping, errands and minor home repairs. This position coordinates contractors to provide housekeeping services and works with the Coordinator of Volunteers to provide other services through the help of volunteers. It also works in conjunction with outreach workers from James Bay Community Project and Capital City Volunteers, monitors participants’ receipt of the services and meets all reporting requirements of the funder.

The successful candidate will be highly organized, a good listener, a team player and able to set professional boundaries. Experience working with seniors will be an asset.

Please see the Job Description: Coordinator Better at Home Jan 2022 [PDF]

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Executive Director Kaye Kennish at by 9th February 2022.

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