James Bay Community Project is founded on a belief that volunteerism and participation in the community benefits the health and wellness of all as people connect to one another and have the opportunity for meaningful experiences.

Community Programs & Services

The JBCP encompasses many community services, including:

Our programs are open to everyone in the community. Please note that a number of our programs require registration prior to attending.

Many programs are free of cost or low-cost. If you are experiencing any barriers to attending, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

We look forward to connecting with you soon! 

For more information or to register:

  • Phone: 250 388 7844, Ext. 0
    Front desk staff are available weekday mornings between 8:30 a.m. til noon. If you get the voicemail, please leave a message with your contact info so we can return your call.
  • Email: askus@jbcp.bc.ca
    Send us a note about what program you’re interested in and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Note: The 2024 session is now closed.

For more information about the next session, please get in touch:

Phone: 250-388-7844, Ext 0

Email: askus@jbcp.bc.ca

The daily challenges of living with any type of chronic pain can be difficult.

If you live with chronic pain, are a professional care giver or are providing care for a loved one who has chronic pain, you are invited to sign up for this free in-person workshop.

Gain knowledge, skills and confidence in a comfortable, interactive and safe setting.

This program runs annually (usually between January and March).

#InvisibleIllness #YourHealthMatters #ButYouDontLookSick #PainManagement #CareGivers #Wellness #MentalHealthMatters #ChronicPain

Note: This program is currently closed.

Please get in touch to find out about the next session: 

Phone: 250-388-7844, Ext 0.
Email: askus@jbcp.bc.ca

Older adults are encouraged to sign up for this free in-person program here at the Project. Learn all about portable technology – smart phones, laptops & tablets. Some topics and questions addressed include:

  • How to email photographs and videos
  • How to send or share  an email
  • How to identify fake emails (“spam” and phishing messages)
  • How to use online maps (useful for errand planning and more)
  • What type of technology will best fit what I need?

Building up your digital literacy skills & knowledge can help you:

  • stay safer while online
  • keep in touch with family and friends
  • build up resilience by learning something new
  • maintain your independence

Digital Dive-In Program Info

This program takes place onsite at the James Bay Community Project with an Information Technology (IT) specialist.

When:  Mondays from April 3rd, 2023 – March 31, 2024.


Group session: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
One-to-one session: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Free – donations welcome but not necessary ($0-5).

NOTE: Please register in advance. The receptionist can you you decide between the group session or one-to-one session.

To register or for more info:

Phone: 250-388-7844, Ext 0.
Email: askus@jbcp.bc.ca
547 Michigan Street

Our volunteers work in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency to provide the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). It is limited to those with a lower income and who have a simple tax return. This program runs annually in the spring – more info will be posted when this program open again.

2024 Update

The income tax clinic is now closed at the James Bay Community Project.

If you still require income tax filing assistance, please get in touch with one of these agencies:

  • Together Against Poverty (TAPS)
  • St Vincent de Paul
  • Our Place
    250-388-7112, Ext. 221

This friendly community group provides support & info for people affected by breast cancer. Space provided by JBCP.

By donation. Please register in advance by phoning 250-388-7844, Ext 0 or via email at askus@jbcp.bc.ca


Every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month


9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.


547 Michigan St.

Every third Thursday of the month

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Anyone with macular degeneration or vision problems is welcome to attend this on-going group.

Cost: free – advance registration required.

Please register in advance by phoning 250-388-7844, Ext 0 or via email at askus@jbcp.bc.ca

Help us build resilience through connections.