Forward House Special Projects and Programs

Forward House in Qualicum Beach

Our pilot project, Forward House Fridays, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Qualicum Commons, was a huge success! Our Outreach Worker, Doreen 'Coco' Littlejohn and her team of volunteers visited businesses, churches, and other service agencies to ensure we meet the needs of the community in Qualicum Beach. We are enjoying sharing the office with the Division of Family Practice.

As of April 1st, 2019, we have expanded our work in Qualicum Beach to two days:

Thursdays - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Church (150 Village Way) in their ‘old lounge’ upstairs.

Fridays - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Qualicum Commons (744 Primrose St.) in room 8.

A special thanks to the Town of Qualicum Beach, School District 69, Parks West Business Products, Qualicum Beach Pharmasave, Qualicum Foods, St. Mark's Church, Christian Fellowship Centre, St. Stephen’s United Church, and several community members for their most generous support of this outreach initiative.

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2019-2020 Art Calendar

We are very excited to introduce our 2019-2020 Forward House Client Art Calendar. Our Calendar includes a wide variety of new art pieces which have been created by our talented artists. Paintings, photographs, drawings, needlepoint, and some mixed media pieces have been photographed and displayed in a 16-month calendar that begins in September 2019 and ends December 2020. We launched the calendar at our Annual General Meeting, and we have reserved 52 calendars for the new residents at ORCA Place supportive housing in Parksville. Click here to see samples of art from our previous and current calendars. Thank you to the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation for funding support for this project.

The first 100 calendars have been gifted to various community members. Due to popular demand, more calendars will be made available at a cost of $20 each. Order your calendar now!

‘Moving Forward with Accessibility’ Project

Phase Two is done! We have a brand new, fully accessible  bathroom.Thanks to the Regional District of Nanaimo for their support through a Grant-in-Aid, and to all four local Rotary clubs for their generous support. For more information and pictures of the first two phases of this project, click here.

We are currently raising funds for Phase Three, which will involve creating a fully accessible front yard and entrance way, and will also create more usable, quiet spaces for our constantly expanding Forward House family. Recent donations of a beautiful bench and a concrete pad have allowed us to launch the first steps of this phase. See the above link for more information and pictures of Phase Three.’ A big thanks to the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise for their generous donation of $2,000 toward this project.