A)  On-site programs:  Community outreach partnerships where we provide building space, office time, management & support staff time, cleaning & janitorial services, and volunteering, partially or fully at our own expense.  We support youth, seniors, health, music and the arts, and/or other forms of particular need or special interest on a regular ongoing basis:  

1) Spirituality Beyond Borders – education for transformation – programs on-site, throughout Central Vancouver Island, and by webcast

2)  Adult Day Program – support and activities designed for seniors facing isolation/health issues (M/Tu/F)

3)  AA, Al-Anon, other 12-Step programs (M,W,F)

4)  Girl Guides, Brownies, Sparks (M,W,Th)

5)  Parksville Tai Chi (all weekdays)

6)  Oceanside Bridge Club (W)

7)  Parksville & District Music Association (Tu) 

8)  Quilters group  (Th - monthly)

9)  Gentle Fit/Cardio (M,W)– community health programs for seniors

10) Death Café – peer-to-peer group conversation over a cup of tea/coffee on the topic of death

 

B)  Collaborations:  local action to support outreach  

1 - SOS (Society of Organized Services) - comprehensive social outreach, including 29 programs for people of all ages and stages of life

2 - Manna Ministries (outreach to the homeless in the Oceanside area)

3 - The Foodbank & Soup Kitchen (Salvation Army programs supported by all the churches and by the wider community) 

4 – Memorial & Heritage Care (supporting families in grief, end-of-life care, burials, churchyard and heritage building care, and memorial celebrations)

5 – Hospice, Palliative Care Units - end-of-life care, counselling, and education

6 - Coldest Night of the Year –outreach to the homeless

7 - Echo Theatre – community theatre productions, social commentary, homelessness outreach      

8 – Prayer Shawl, Visitation & Care Homes - providing local support in times of need, and visiting residents in assisted-living & long-term care

9 - Kairos - promoting social justice, action, education and advocacy, both locally and nationally

10 – Bethlehem Centre –diverse spirituality, interfaith, & programs beyond spiritual boundaries  

 

C)   Affiliations:  outreach in & beyond our region  

1 - Reconciliation – engaging with First Nations locally and nationally in engaging with acts and gestures towards reconciliation

2 - The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) - global Anglican work in responding to disasters and promoting development (eg forest-fire crises, refugee sponsorship)

3 - Anglican Appeal - supporting national ministries, and especially those in northern & remote communities, and indigenous ministries

4 - VST (Vancouver School of Theology) & Sorrento - our theological school & educational retreat centre 

5 - the Anglican Foundation, enabling ministry projects in BC and across Canada

6 - Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) - Canadian-based programs operating globally to respond to world hunger - an ecumenical & PWRDF program

7 – Refugee Ministry - promoting supportive action, funding, and sponsorship advocacy, on Vancouver Island

8 - St. Paul's, Corozal, Diocese of Belize, supporting outreach & elementary education in a context of poverty

9 - Charter for Compassion - nurturing and educating for a global culture of compassion

10 – The Centre for Action & Contemplation – satellite programming, contextualized by Spirituality Beyond Borders, from the centre founded by Richard Rohr