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.


September 20th, 2017, Doors open 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:00 pm - 14th Annual Dragonfly Dinner - Sold out!  115 guests will be celebrating mental health at the Quality Resort Bayside during an evening with great food, great company, and great entertainment! 

October 6th, 2017, 4:00-7:00 pm - Thanksgiving Dinner & Giving Circle - Come to Forward House between 4:00 and 5:00 for a turkey dinner ($3.00 for clients, $10.00 for guests) and stay for our special Giving Circle. Bring a small item that has meant something special to you, put it into the circle for someone else to take, and choose another item to take home. If you don't have an item to trade, simply share something that you are thankful for!

October 18th, 2017 - 5:30-7:00 pm - 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.

Changing Times... 

Although Forward House closes officially at 5:00 on Thursdays, we have moved one of our special groups into a new Thursday evening time slot.

Our Families Forward Support Group will now be meeting at Forward House from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Thursdays. Join us for great discussions and lots of support and resources!

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.