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.
Begins February 6, 2024! 
For more information, please get in touch:
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 connect to the internet
  • 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 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.

This year, James Bay Community Project will be running its Income Tax Clinic between March 4 to April 30, 2024. 

Limited to those with low income:

  • $35,000 per individual
  • $45,000 per couple
  • $47,000 per 3-person family + $2,500 per additional child.


  • Simple returns only with all necessary paperwork included.
  • No capital gains; no self-employment income; no interest income above $1,000; no bankruptcy; no deceased person filing.

Please Note

  • This is a drop-off & pick-up clinic only.
  • No tax assistance is available onsite.
  • Tax filing packages are available at our building, located at 547 Michigan St., on weekdays between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on weekends & stat holidays).
  • Complete your info sheet at home, then bring it back to us. A volunteer trained by the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will file it online.

Email: askus@jbcp.bc.ca
Phone: 250-388-7844, Ext. 0 on weekday mornings between 8:30 a.m. to noon.

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.