General Resources


Cowichan Valley Regional RCMP Victims Services 250-746-2160

Police Victim Services of BC Toll Free: 1-877-869-0720

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Cowichan Valley 250-597-1372

Suicide Crisis Helpline Dial or Text: 988

Vancouver Island Crisis Line Call: 1–888–494–3888 Text: 250-800-3806

KUU-US Crisis Line Society (BC Wide Indigenous Crisis & Support Line) Adults: 250-723-4050 Youth: 250-723-2040 Toll Free: 1-800-588-8717

Cowichan Family Life (Counselling programs & services) 250-748-8281

Pathways Cowichan Valley (Community service directory)

Health Canada 

Healthlink BC Dial: 811

BC Metal Health & Substance Use Services 

BC 211 (Confidential multilingual help line & database) Dial or Text: 211


Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association (CNHA) 250-246-3203

Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank 250-246-0338

Cowichan Valley Basket Society (CVBS) 250-746-1566

The Full Cupboard

Loaves & Fishes Community Food Bank 250-754-8347


Block Watch Society of BC Toll Free: 1-877-602-3358


Our Cowichan 

Volunteer Cowichan 250-748-2133

Shift Into Winter

Emcon Road Bridge Contractors 1-866-353-3136

Youth Resources

Shawnigan Lake RCMP

The Youth Justice System 


Cowichan Valley Youth Employment Mentorship Program (YEMP)

Youth 20/20 Can – Cowichan 

Vancouver Island Construction Association


CVRD Recreation Programs

Rec Cowichan

Cowichan Community Centre 250-748-7529

Kerry Park Sports & Recreation

Crofton Community Centre Society 250-715-7656


Kids Help Phone Text: CONNECT to 686868 Call: 1-800-668-6868

Youth Space (Online crisis & emotional support chat service) Text: 778-783-0177

KUU-US Crisis Line Society (BC Wide Indigenous Crisis & Support Line) Youth: 250-723-2040 Toll Free: 1-800-588-8717

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre 604-875-2084 Toll Free: 1-800-665-1822

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Cowichan Valley Youth Centre (age 12-19) 250-746-5512

Open Mind BC (Youth mental health tools & resources)

Island Health – Mental Health for Children and Youth

BC Government- Child & Teen Mental Health

Youth Against Violence Line (YAVL) 1-800-680-4264 Text: 604-836-6381

Children of the Street (Human Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation prevention) 604-777-7510

Cowichan Valley Youth Services 250-748-0232


North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Detachment Non-emergency: 250-748-5522 or report online: Online crime reporting

Chemainus Fire Department Non-emergency: 250-746-3107

Crofton Fire Department Non-emergency: 250-746-3107

South End Fire Department Non-emergency: 250-746-3107

Duncan Fire Department Non-emergency: 250-746-5211

Maple Bay Fire Department Non-emergency: 250-746-3107

BC Association of
Community Response Networks

Emergency Preparedness Are You Ready…?

HealthLink BC (811)


811 is a free-of-charge provincial health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia. The 811 phone line is operated by HealthLink BC, which is part of the Ministry of Health. By calling 811, you can speak to a health services navigator, who can help you find health information and services; or connect you directly with a registered nurse, a registered dietitian or a pharmacist. Any one of these healthcare professionals will help you get the information you need to manage your health concerns, or those of your family.