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 Fridays’ in Qualicum Beach

Oceanside Outreach Program

‘Looking Forward to Giving Back’ Employment Program

‘Moving Forward with Accessibility’ Project

Youth Open Houses

In October and November 2018, we held two special Open Houses so that youth and young adults ages 16-30 could learn more about Forward House services and enjoy some fun activities along with some great snacks. We will be continuing these Open Houses in the new year; stay tuned for more information.


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

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 pm - Easter Lunch & Easter Egg Hunt - Join us for a delicious lunch and fun Easter egg hunt. Clients free, guests $10.

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. 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.