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Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island

Community Health Alert posted: 07-Jul-2017 3:09 PM PDT

Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island. It is similar to fentanyl but can be 100 times more toxic. Reduce risk by:
• Never using alone
• Starting small
• Carrying naloxone
• Being close to help

For more information on overdose signs, prevention, resources, and to find an Overdose Prevention Service location near you visit: www.viha.ca/mho/overdose.htm

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Education / Employment / Development

Bike Mechanics Education

Hub City Cycles is a community owned co-operative that focuses on bike mechanics and education in the Nanaimo region. more info

Address / Contact Info
Hub City Cycles
12 Lois Lane
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5B8
Phone: (250) 591-2159
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Clinical Headings: Education
Community Headings: Education

Elder College - Vancouver Island University Centre For Continuing Studies

Courses offered at preferential rates for people ages 50+.more info

Address / Contact Info
VIU, Elder College
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 740-6536
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Topics: Seniors
Community Headings: Education

Employment Standards Branch

Enforces the Employment Standards Act and Regulation which set minimum standards of wages and working conditions in most work places.more info

Address / Contact Info
2nd Floor, 6475 Metral Drive
, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 390-6186
Web Links Website
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Topics: Employment

Literacy Central Vancouver Island

Assists adults upgrade reading, writing and numeracy skills.more info

Address / Contact Info
19 Commercial Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5G3
Phone: (250) 754-8988
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Clinical Headings: Education
Community Headings: Education

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

The Opportunities Fund is a financial assistance program designed to assist persons with disabilities to complete training that leads to employment. Applicants to the Opps Fund must have no other financial means of support to access further training.more info

Address / Contact Info
Web Links Website
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Clinical Headings: 45
Community Headings: 23

Service Canada

Offers information on Employment Insurance (EI), & Social Insurance numbers.more info

Address / Contact Info
201 - 60 Front Street
, Nanaimo, BC
Toll-free: 1-800-206-7218
Web Links Website
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Topics: Employment

Vancouver Island Vocational and Rehabilitation Services (VIVRS)

Who Are We?
Vancouver Island Vocational and Rehabilitation Services (VIVRS) is a dynamic, growing company that has been providing individualized employment and life skills services to clients on Vancouver Island since 1992.

Our professional approach, creative and energetic staff, and dedication to exceptional service have been recognized through ongoing contracts with Federal and Provincial Governments, Crown Corporations and private insurance companies.

VIVRS provides services throughout Vancouver Island with staff in Duncan, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville and Courtenay. Our staff offers all necessary academic qualifications, an extensive variety of work experience, and membership in professional associations such as the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada, the BC College of Social Workers, and the Canadian Career Development Association.

Our knowledge of the communities in which we work and our solid relationships with employers and community service providers give our clients a head start in their efforts to contribute to society and enhance their sense of self worth. more info

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Welcome Wagon

If you're new to our community, a new parent or new business owner, and want to know more about Nanaimo, give them a call for a free visit. Email welcometonanaimo@shaw.ca for more information.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 756-9794
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Education
Community Headings: Community Resource, Free Service

Work BC - Employment Resource Centre

Operates a resource room, offering free access to computers, workshops, job postings and job search assistance. Job seekers can set up an appointment to meet with a Case Manager for one-to-one support with career, training and self-employment exploration as well as job search activity.more info

Address / Contact Info
101 - 155 Skinner Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5E8
Phone: (250) 714-0085
Web Links Website
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Topics: Employment

Youth Employment Centre

Provides employment services to youth ages 16-30.more info

Address / Contact Info
290 Bastion Street
, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 754-1989
Web Links Website
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Topics: Employment