About us

We're here to help

 

We are a non-profit society; providing programs and facilities to the people of the Cowichan Lake area. Our mission is to enhance and support the quality of life for Cowichan Lake area residents. We will strive to do this through education, prevention, recreation, counselling and support groups. It is also our aim to work together with other service agencies in an integrated approach.

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Wednesday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Contact Us

121 Point Ideal Road,
P.O. Box 670,
Lake Cowichan, BC,
V0R 2G0

Phone - (250) 749-6822
Fax - (250) 749-6839

Email - comserv@comserv.org

Our Board of Directors

 

  Chairperson - Pat Peters

  Vice Chair    - Paula MacGregor

  Secretary     - Karen Brouwer

  Treasurer     - Elisabeth McGonigle

  Director        - Sally Miles

  Director        - Nicole Tiefert

  Director        - Caroline Michalke

Our Funders

Cowichan Lake Community Services thanks the following partners for making our programs and operations possible:

 

  • Cowichan Lake Community Service Society was founded in 1972 and formally registered as a society in 1974 with the mandate to provide social and economic development programs. Our offerings increased over the years to include the twenty-plus programs we currently run. These programs include: counselling and support programs; social development programs; theraputic recreation programs; child and youth counselling; sexual abuse intervention; family court counselling; the co-ordination of the Associated Coastal Community Services program, which provides extended group benefit packages to employees of any community serving agency in Canada and a multitude of theraputic recreation programs that are aimed at the entire population of our area.

  • Cowichan Lake Community Services is over seen by a locally elected, Board of Directors, of not more than 10 members.  The mandate of the Society is “to enhance and support quality of life for area residents. We will strive to do this through education, prevention, recreation, counselling, and support groups. It is also our aim to work together with other service agencies in an integrated approach.”

  • Our services are funded by a variety of federal, provincial, and municipal governments, as well as on-going fundraising, the United Way, fees for service, facility rental, entrepreneurship, and memberships. Cowichan Lake Community Services operates well within their budgetary restraints.

  • In the past we have offered life skills programs, funded through the provincial government, work experience in partnership with Lake Cowichan Senior Secondary, and targeted wage subsidy positions. We have also offered interested community members the chance to improve various skills through volunteer positions in our office.

  • In 1997 we embarked in a large fundraising project to erect our current building. We were successful in raising over $600,000 and had many community partners, HRDC being one.

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