The CNHA is both a Family Resource Centre and a Youth Centre.  We have many classes and activities for youth (ages 12 to 18) that we post in the “Activities” section, but below is a general description.

Youth Health Workshops: We also organize educational workshops according to interests and needs we have identified in the community. We have done workshops on depression, suicide prevention, healthy sexuality, communication, and life skills. We also partner with other organizations for activities, such as GoGirls.

Youth Arts & Crafts Workshops: Watch the events and activities postings for special arts and crafts workshops or summer time activities.  These include such activities as Art Explosion and youth murals.

Youth Healthy Baking Class: Every second Thursday from 5:30-7:30pm – led by North Cowichan’s Youth Outreach worker and our own volunteers.  This is for youth ages 12-18 and pre-registration is required so that the correct amount of supplies can be purchased. Sign up by the Wednesday before.  Check the calendar for each months dates.

Youth Healthy Cooking Class: Every second Thursday evening.  This is for youth ages 12-18 and pre-registration is required so that the correct amount of supplies can be purchased.  Sign up by the Wednesday before. Check the calendar for each months dates and times.

Other activities: Please check our our regular, weekly Drop In. We also organize various short field trips throughout the year in partnership with the North Cowichan Youth Outreach Worker, and a longer field trip to Vancouver every Summer and Power of Hope (depending on funding). Other activities include dances and educational workshops (see “youth classes & workshops“). We are always looking for exciting new activities, so if you have skills to share, please contact us and become one of our star volunteers.

Finally, there are several Special Events such as Karaoke nights, Music Jam, Halloween, sports, and other events.

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Located in North Cowichan, on Vancouver Island.  We are a non-profit volunteer run organization
providing community, youth, and family activities, resources & services for
Chemainus, Crofton, Duncan, Ladysmith, Saltair, Penelakut,
and other areas in the Cowichan Valley.

Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association
9796 Willow Street, Box 457
Chemainus, BC, V0R 1K0
Phone: 250-246-3203
E-mail: cnhaoffice (at)

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