Forward House provides adults living with mental health challenges with the support and tools they need to enjoy full and independent lives. We are a compassionate, inclusive community in mid-Vancouver Island. To view our Annual Report, click here.


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'2017 Not-For-Profit of the Year'
Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce


Special Projects and Programs at Forward House

There is so much happening at Forward House right now! Click here to learn more about these special initiatives:

Forward House in Qualicum Beach - expanding to two days!

Oceanside Outreach Program

‘Looking Forward to Giving Back’ Employment Program

‘Moving Forward with Accessibility’ Project


First Annual Partners in Community Benefit Gala- Saturday May 11, 2019

We are so very excited to announce this premiere event: a joint fundraiser for Oceanside Hospice and Forward House to help support programs for individuals and families who are facing advanced illness, death and bereavement, as well as for Forward House programs and services to support adults experiencing mental health and addictions recovery challenges. This Gala will take place at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre (747 Jones St.), featuring a beautiful plated dinner by Galloping Gourmet Catering Company.

The renowned jazz singer Joe Coughlin "Sings Sinatra Songbook" with the Phil Dwyer Orchestra. We will also feature fabulous silent & live auctions. Come and dance the night away!

Tickets are now available through the Port Theatre, Nanaimo. You clan click here to purchase tickets directly.

$100 per ticket / $900 for table of 10


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Thursday March 21st, 5:30 pm - Dessert Night - Join us for some delicious treats and learn more about our programs and services.

Thursday April 18th, noon to 2:00 pm - Easter Lunch & Easter Egg Hunt - Join us for a delicious lunch and fun Easter egg hunt. Clients free, guests $10.

Saturday, May 11th - ‘An Evening with Ol’ Blue Eyes’ first annual Partners in Community Gala - see above feature for details. Doors open at 5:00 pm, Dinner at 6:00 pm.

Tuesday June 18th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm - Annual General Meeting (AGM) - Join us for an overview of the 2018-19 year and a sneak peak forward to upcoming programs, projects, and events. We have openings for two to three new Board members. If you are interested in applying, please call Sharon at 250-954-0785.

Saturday September 28th - Dragonfly Dinner and Dance - Enjoy a wonderful dinner catered by Galloping Gourmet, a celebration of our clients and community supporters, and a dance featuring Groundswell Band. Tickets will go on sale in August. Stay tuned for more details!


Support for Caregivers 

Our Families Forward Support Group takes place on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm. Join us for great discussions and lots of support and resources for friends, families, and caregivers. Drop-ins welcome!


Volunteer Opportunities  

At Forward House there are so many ways to give back. Our volunteers provide a range of supports including preparation of home-style meals, art instruction, transportation, Board engagement, and much more! With just a few hours a week, you can provide life-changing opportunities to people who need your support. We are actively looking for new volunteers - please help!

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Mental Health and Substance Use Resources

For Mental Health Resources, click here

For Substance Use Resources, click here.


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A Special Acknowledgement...

Forward House has been a proud recipient of United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island funding for our Healthy Eating Meal Program from 2015 to 2019. 

Approximately 70% of Forward House funding comes from the Vancouver Island Health Authority. We rely on the generous support of the community to cover our remaining needs. Join our family of supporters today and your gift will offer compassion and promote mental wellness.