WHAT IS THE COLUMBIAN CENTRE SOCIETY IN NANAIMO, BC?
The Columbian Centre Society is a Registered Non-Profit Society organized on March 11, 1977 by a group of concerned citizens with leadership from the Knights of Columbus. The Society currently owns and operates five residences in Nanaimo B.C. serving approximately 30 adults.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Columbian Centre Society’s Annual General
Meeting is held in late June. This year's meeting was held on June
21st, at the Christ Community Church, in Nanaimo.
To provide rehabilitative residential and community oriented
support services for adults with a psychiatric disability including
those with addictions. These services promote personal development and
choice so that the best possible mental health and quality of life may
The Columbian Centre Society seeks to provide leadership in a community which values and supports all people, including those with psychiatric disabilities.
Our resources will be optimally developed and dedicated toward:
|•||The realization of human strengths.|
|•||The encouragement of self-identified recovery goals and strategies.|
|•||The provision of adequate housing and human services.|
Membership in the society is open to anyone subscribing to the objectives of the Society. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact the Executive Director at 250-758-8711 or visit our Join page to apply online.
The Society is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected from the Society membership at an Annual General Meeting, held in June.
Volunteers are invaluable to Columbian Centre Society. All board members are volunteers. Other volunteers help in a direct way by visiting with residents, assisting with programs, working with individuals on their specific life skill needs, etc.
The Columbian Centre Society welcomes participation in our important service.
Please consider becoming a volunteer and join our society!
The Vancouver Island Health Authority contracts with the Society for the beds in Columbia House, K.C. House, Bob Currie Place, and Brewster House.
Gaming funds are received through the Harbour City Bingo Association.
The City of Nanaimo graciously waives some property taxes.
Contributions made through the United Way are used to enhance resident programs.
DONATIONS AND BEQUESTS
The Society gratefully acknowledges all donations and bequests received from individuals and organizations. If you would like to give, you can do so online via Paypal by visiting our Donations page. As well, you can click here to contact us, or send your name, address, and phone number with your cheque or money order to:
Columbian Centre Society
2356 Rosstown Road
All donors will be given a membership in the Society.
Tax receipts are issued for all donations greater than $25.00. (charity #12211 2806)