At Ocean Front Village

2900 Cliffe Avenue Courtenay, BC V9N 0J1

Phone: 250-871-0696   Fax: 250-871-5063  

Email:   Website:

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm

Programs & Services:

Palliative Care Services

  • People diagnosed with a life-limiting illness or who are deemed palliative by their physician can access services for emotional and psycho-spiritual support. This may include anticipatory grief counsellors or trained hospice volunteers who provide emotional support, companionship, energy work, and respite to individuals living with a life limiting, life ending illness and/or families caring for a dying family member, whether at home, in hospital or care facility.  Information about palliative care resources is available through an extensive lending library and referrals to related care agencies can be made.

Bereavement Care Program

  Family members and caregivers of CVHS palliative clients are able to access emotional support for grief after the death of a loved one. A CVHS counsellor provides an assessment and makes recommendations for supports which may include a mail outreach program, lending library, volunteer companionship, support groups, self-led nature walks, mobile apps, and limited counselling. CVHS also provides one time support for others in the community who have experienced a loss which includes a grief package with information about what to expect during the bereavement process, a list of helpful resources, as well as online grief support mobile phone apps.

Grief support groups offered as needed including:

  • Caregiver Support Groups
  • Yoga for Grieving Hearts
  • Gentle Walks for Grieving Hearts
  • Adhoc Grief Support Groups

Community Education

  • The staff and Members of the Board welcome opportunities to speak with community groups about Hospice Palliative Care as well as Advance Care Planning. Requests can be made by email

Self Care Clinic:

  The Self Care Clinic is offered by a team of trained CVHS volunteers who have been trained in Reiki and Healing Touch modalities to promote relaxation and healing. Energy work sessions are available by request to

CVHS clients who are palliative, their caregivers, and family.

Volunteer Training

  • A 30-hour course on hospice palliative care and the volunteer role is required for those interested in working directly with clients.
  • An advanced bereavement training program is offered for those who are interested and have the necessary skills.