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.

An Upcoming Celebration of Mental Health

Join us for the "Our Community, Our Art" Final Showcase at the Quality Resort Bayside Restaurant (240 Dogwood St., Parksville) on December 3rd (1-5 pm), December 4th (3-7 pm), and December 5th (3-7 pm). View exhibits of various art forms such as paintings, photographs, 3-dimensional art, jewelry, sculptures, and much more. You'll also see some of our clients in action, creating new masterpieces in front of your eyes. The restaurant will be open for your dining pleasure during all exhibit times. This project is generously supported by the Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation, the Canada 150 Initiative, Parks West Business Products, Best Buy, and the Quality Resort Bayside.

For a sneak preview of our clients' artwork, visit our Gallery page here.


On Sale Now! Forward House's 2017-18 Calendars are available for $20 each. All proceeds will go toward our 'Moving Forward with Accessibility' bathroom renovation to ensure our house is fully accessible for individuals with mobility challenges. To order your calendars now, please call 250.954.0785 or email us at

Wednesday November 22nd, 2017 - Dessert Night - Come to Forward House for an informational chat, tour, and some delicious desserts. Learn more about mental health and the importance of day-to-day supports and social opportunities. 

December 3rd-5th, 2017, 3-7 pm - "Our Community, Our Art" Final Showcase! Come to the Quality Resort Bayside to view the artwork created by talented Forward House artists. Meet the artists and enjoy the spectacular view of Parksville Beach. Click here to find out more about this special project.

Support for Caregivers 

Although Forward House closes officially at 5:00 on Thursdays, we are open for caregivers from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Thursday nights.

Join our Families Forward Support Group for great discussions and lots of support and resources. 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. 

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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 2017. 

Approximately 77% 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.