Firefighters - group of Mayne Islanders who are
dedicated to protecting and serving our community, our friends,
and neighbors. We are 22 + individuals of all ages and backgrounds,
who, for some reason, willingly rush toward a burning building
that everyone else is rushing away from!
Spring Community Services - 1-250-537-9971
provides counselling for adults, couples, families, and students;
counselling for alcohol and drugs and prevention services ; mental
health services. All services are for residents of Mayne,
Pender, Galiano, Saturna, and Salt Spring islands
Mayne Island Helpline - on island - 250 539 5925
information and referral service.
Child & Family Counsellor
Kirsty Chalmers (call for an appt.).........................250-222-0025
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counsellor
(self referral - call for appointment).......................1-250-538-4849
Homesupport Services Society - 1-888-993-2299
(Beacon Community Services) provides Home Support workers to the
Southern Gulf Islands
Mayne Island Food Cupboard - The food bank has been replaced
by the Food Cupboard. If you know someone in need of food contact
Contacts: Pat - 5519 Janet - 9876
Alcoholics Anonymous - 1-604-418-3846
HUMAN EXCHANGE SOCIETY has Branches on SaltSpring Island
and Mayne Island. This totally volunteer non-profit society supports
people who are working hard to solve their own problems. In this
fragile economy, anyone can become homeless or unemployed almost
overnight. The society encourages those who are still comfortably
off to share gifts with those who are homeless, jobless and otherwised
The society is grassroots, building the model of support around
each persons's needs and challenges rather than fitting persons
into an institutional model.
* special concern for people in recovery from drug and alcohol
& people with mental illness; provides liaison to community
agencies who provide therapy and 12 step programs.
* shared accommodations initiatives include Grandma's House
on Salt Spring Island; as well as Bittancourt Manor & Fran Thibeau House in Sidney.
Note that Gulf Islanders may stay at the Sidney or Salt Spring Houses at $15.00 a night in an emergency. Regular monthly rates for these three houses are $375.00 --$400.00 single (incl.utilities and some basic foods and supplies). No pets/ No storage. Definitely no drugs or alcohol.
St Joseph's Roman Catholic Mission Parish -
(at St. Mary Magdalene Church) - Contact Acolyte: George DeBeers
Magdalene Church (Anglican) - Contact Wardens: Pat Gasston
(250) 539-5519 & Jim Moore (250) 539-5832
Mayne Island Recycling Centre
- open 10am to 2 pm on Wednesdays, and 10am to 4pm
Trust - in 1974 the Government of British
Columbia enacted special protective legislation entitled the Islands
Trust Act. The Act states that the object of the Islands
Trust is to:
"...preserve and protect the trust area and its unique amenities
and environment for the
benefit of the residents of the trust
area and of British Columbia generally, in
cooperation with municipalities, regional
districts, improvement districts, other persons
and organizations and the government
of British Columbia
Local Island Trustees
Mayne Island Courier - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Mayne Veterinary Clinic - Dr. Elizabeth Jahren -
Small animal veterinary service on Mayne and Galiano.
Commissioner For Taking Affidavits in British Columbia (No Fee for Service) - Dereck Atha - 250 539-2531
RESOURCES OFF THE ISLAND
Spring Community Services - 1-250-537-9971
provides general and crisis counselling for adults, couples, families,
and students; counselling for alcohol and drugs and prevention
services ; mental health services. All services are for
residents of Mayne, Pender, Galiano, Saturna, and Salt Spring
islands. Gulf Island residents are welcome to come for confidential
counselling on Salt Spring Island.
Vancouver Island Crisis Line also serves Mayne Island. 1-888-494-3888
Youthspace.ca a service for youth to access if they have any questions or issues they would like to talk about. There is an online chat with youth volunteers, moderated forums, and an access point to professional youth counsellors.
Spring Transition House - 1-250-537-0735
24 hour crisis line provides general and crisis counselling for
adults, couples, families, and students; counselling for alcohol
and drugs and prevention services; mental health services. Safe
house for women and children fleeing abuse.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Hotline - 1-800-444-9999 - if you need to talk
Information and Referral - 1-800-663-1441
Hotline, Information and Referral - in Sidney at Beacon Plaza
Mall (250) 655-4402
of Children & Family Development - for toll
free, call 1 800 663 7867 and ask to speak to 250 390 5454
& Income Assistance - for toll free, call 1 800
663 7867 and ask to speak to 250 390 6254
Services. - 9860 3rd St. Sidney, BC. V8L 4R2
- 1 888 993 2299 / 250-656-0134
Beacon Employment Services - as above - 1
888 993 2299
Beacon Volunteer Services - 2321 Beacon Avenue,
SIDNEY, BC V8L 1W9 - 1 800 655 4402
provides volunteer drivers from the ferry for medical and related
treatment to the Peninsula and the Greater Victoria Area.
Need 48 hours notice. Must register for the program. Gulf Island
residents can work as volunteers. Free income tax filing for low
income families. Information and referral service. Help with filling
out government forms, including (SAFER) Shelter Aid for Elderly
Short Term Housing for Stranded Gulf Islanders
There is now a house in Sidney, sponsored by the Victoria
Human Exchange Society, that can offer short term accommodation
to stranded Gulf Islanders. Apart from the need to stay
in town because of medical emergencies, there is also the need
to stay over while attending college courses, workshops or even
cultural events. A donation is requested of 10.00
per night/per single; 15.00 per night/per couple.
More info can be obtained by phoning 5310 or in Sidney 656-0958.
or page 1-800-691-9366