At Clinic 805, we are proud members and supporters of our community and community involvement. Some of our nearest and dearest charities, include:
Ride Don’t Hide is an annual event, put on by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a strong community presence in over 330 locations across every province and one territory, CMHA provides programs, advocacy and resources that help prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive. CMHA branches and regions provide a wide range of innovative services and supports tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based. These programs and services help Canadians of all ages celebrate, protect and support their mental health so we can all thrive in meaningful and productive lives.
Every year, Clinic 805 sponsors, participates and fundraisers in the annual Ride Don’t Hide event.
Unfortunately this year due to COVID-19 – Ride Don’t Hide is going virtual! Because everyone deserves to feel well, now more than ever. In a time of unprecedented uncertainty, stress, anxiety and physical distancing, we all need connection to and support from our communities like never before.
Our Place is an inner-city community center serving greater Victoria’s most vulnerable: working poor, impoverished elderly, mentally and physically challenged, addicted and the homeless. Our Place serves over 1,600 meals per day, and provides hot showers, free clothing, counseling and outreach services, plus 45 transitional housing units. Most importantly, we provide a sense of hope and belonging to our neighbours in need.
Clinic 805 will be participating in the annual “Hungry Hearts” fundraising event, which will be taking place on September 12, 2020. Help us and other members of our community support “Our Place”, by donating below!
Parkinson’s Wellness Project (PWP), offers a place for a community to grow. A place for people living with Parkinson’s to exercise, to share and to be supported. PWP empowers, improves function and increases quality of life for those affected by Parkinson’s. We do this through fun, safe and effective multidisciplinary programs with rigorous evidence based exercise at its core.
Did you know, that there are nearly 3,000 people on Vancouver Island currently diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and the number continues to grow? Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder of the nervous system with no current cure. However, Parkinson’s specific rigorous exercise has been shown to slow the progression of the disease. Want to get involved? Sign up below to volunteer or make a donation:
Power To Be is a non-profit organization based in Victoria and Vancouver that creates access to nature for youth, families, and adults living with cognitive, physical, financial, and social barriers. Guided by the belief that physical activity and time spent outdoors is paramount to health and happiness, Power To Be develops programs for both groups and individuals that break down these barriers and help everyone enjoy quality time in the great outdoors – from hiking and kayaking, to camping and snowshoeing.
This year, Clinic 805 will be supporting Power To Be with a donation and we encourage you to help us do the same by clicking the link below: