We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional, unceded territory of the Pentlatch, Eiksan, and K’ómoks First Nations peoples whose relationships with the land continue to this day.
Who We Are
Hosted by The John Howard Society of North Island, Foundry Comox Valley unites multiple partner organizations to address the health and wellness needs of young people aged 12 to 24 and their families who live the Comox Valley area.
- Island Health
- Ministry of Children and Family Development
- Division of Family Practice
- Primary Care Network
- Children and Youth Matter Comox Valley
- Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry
- School District #71
- Comox Valley Retired Teachers Association
- Wachiay Friendship Centre
- Creative Employment Access Society
“Having a Foundry centre here means that I’ll see a lot more independence possible for peers and friends my age. Foundry in itself is wonderful for allowing youth to take the lead on their own well-being, and having a centre in the Comox Valley will make doing so that much more accessible. It’s a massive step forward.”
"Comox Valley Foundry will be an integral part of our community in supporting our youth. Any youth who is seeking help can go, no questions asked, and no referral necessarily. This is exactly what our province and the Comox Valley needs."
“Youth in the Comox Valley and surrounding areas deserve appropriate mental-health and substance-use supports. Now they can walk into Foundry Comox Valley, where they will be met with friendly and helpful staff, who will get them supports fast.”
Mental Health & Substance use Services
Our counsellors are available during drop-in hours to assist young people with their concerns. Counselling may lead to a referral for specialized service if the young person feels this would benefit them.
Drop-in hours: Mon 9am – 12pm & 1 – 4:30pm | Tue & Thu 1 – 6pm | Wed 1 – 4:30pm
Primary Care (Physical Health)
Our team of family doctors and nurses, specializing in youth health, will provide service on a drop-in and/or appointment basis.
Peer support workers with lived experience provide young people with help and support. They can help young people on their path to wellness.
Youth to Adult Transition
Youth and family conflict resolution
Aboriginal youth navigator
Free groups and courses
- Like us on Facebook @foundrycomoxvalley
- Tell your family and friends about Foundry Comox Valley
- For youth or parent involvement opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundry Comox Valley is bringing together partner organizations to address the health and wellness needs of young people aged 12 to 24 and their families.
Resources for Young People
- The John Howard Society of North Island offers free programming in the Comox Valley for youth!
- Foundry’s provincially available virtual services
Young people aged 12-24 and their caregivers can utilize the Foundry BC app to access drop-in or schedule virtual counselling appointments, find peer support, join a group or browse our library of tools and resources.