The HEART Project

Volunteering is a way of life, a pillar of strength for many organizations.   We want to hear from you.  Between October 21, 2019 and January 31, 2020, we will meet with volunteers to learn about rewarding, satisfying, challenging and joyful experiences of volunteering through the decades, both informally and within organizations.

 You can contact us by email at or by phone or text to Vanessa 250.415.9272, or text to Joyce at 778.678.9878

Monthly Members’ Wellness Clinics

Once a month, Wellness Practitioners donate their time and expertise providing “pay-what-you-can-afford” treatments.  All member-owners receive an advance email with information on the modalities available that month.  Contributions are made to the Creating Community Wellness Society’s Health Access Fund. Member-owners can receive a charitable donation tax receipt for their contribution.

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The Health Access Fund

The contributions collected at the Members’ Wellness Clinics are held in the Health Access Fund which is administered by the Creating Community Wellness Society.  Members can request support from this Fund to help them access a course of treatments they could not otherwise afford.

Interested in becoming a member-owner? Click here.


Choices for a Healthy Lifestyle is a very simple and enjoyable program.  We plan every series of 4 to 6 topics with a representative from the host organization and, if possible, potential participants.  Each session includes a nutritious snack, a short presentation, discussion, social time, sometimes a hand-out. Most importantly, we encourage the participants to share their own expertise and knowledge.

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Hans Kai™

Addressing a community wellness need – for many years healthcare professionals and policy makers have known that we need an Integrated Health and Wellness approach, not merely medical services.  We need to knock down the silos to let the full range of community members and professionals stretch their knowledge and work together. This is the path to reaching as many individuals and communities as possible, affordably and effectively.

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“Person of the Month” Profile

We highlight a member-owner, whether a practitioner or other leader, in each edition of the James Bay Beacon and offer them a “highlight” option on the website.

Interested in becoming a member-owner? Click here.

Co-op Cookbook Project

Our planned project for an online, updateable, cookbook. This excellent idea was proposed at the Annual General Meeting in March.  We hope people will be interested in bringing it to reality, possibly nutrition and cooking enthusiasts and people who understand how to put it on-line.

Interested in becoming a part of the project? Contact us to get involved.

Intro to Co-ops

What is a co-op? Starting in the fall, we will be hosting short info sessions on co-operatives: what they are, what we do, the legalities, their history, etc. From September 2018 until June 2019, each monthly session will provide an opportunity for you to learn more about how co-operatives are making a difference in Victoria. The Co-op Café events will feature retail, transportation, housing, food, social justice and additional financial co-ops in our community. We will also be hosting a political panel in March, and our January Cafe will be a movie night with popcorn. As a group, we will explore many interesting topics.

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Join us at our next Co-op Café

Partnering with James Bay Pharmasave: Wellness Education

Working with the James Bay Pharmasave to present Wellness Education sessions.

We look forward to having use, from time to time, courtesy of Pharmasave, to the former library space at the James Bay Community Project.  Our hope is to use this space for wellness education, probably co-presenting with Pharmasave, for the Our Co-op Community series, and other regular and one-time events.  

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