Summer Student Position

Research Admin Support Intern
Location: Unit 3-1200 Princess Royal Ave, Nanaimo
Compensation: $13.50 per hour
35 hours per week (Normal hours of work Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4pm but may be required to attend events outside of normal hours)
Start Date: After May 30th for 10 weeks.
This position is made available through Employment & Social Development Canada. To comply we must ensure that the successful applicant:

1. Is between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
2. Was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
3. Intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
4. Is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP, vocational or technical program;
5. Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and:
6. Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

 Strong communication skills, both written and spoken.
 Self-motivated and willing to work hard.
 Believe in our Mission and Vision Statement.
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2013.
 Ability to multi-task and delegate to volunteers where possible.
 Knowledge of Social Media.
The Research Admin Support Intern will provide support to the executive team to research opportunities for fundraising and grant applications.
The candidate will also be responsible to research issues related to homelessness, human trafficking and other social issues as directed.

ICCS Founder Leaves a Legacy


Matthew Brown

Dear Friends of ICCS,

It is with sad hearts that we inform you that our society founder, Matthew Brown, died on April 12th at his home surrounded by family and friends. Matthew was an inspiration to those who knew him and will be remembered for his compassion, vision, and character. He responded to the need for emergency shelter in Nanaimo, and for the need for a detox center, and in so doing created a legacy of shelter, care, and support that continues to change lives year after year. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He will be missed.

A celebration of Matthew's life will be held on May 7th at Nanaimo First Baptist Church at 1 pm.

The ICCS Team

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Lives Being Changed in Oceanside

Thanks to the collaboration of several organizations in Oceanside, lives are being changed through HOST (Homelessness Outreach Support Team). Here is a comment from a client:
"Having been homeless due to life's curves and dips and when all the supports from friends and family have failed in the past. I became truly desperate for food and shelter about a year ago. When trying to get off of the life of the cold, wet street, I was able to find and connect with the Oceanside homeless outreach team. With their help, I now am comfortable and the hardship of street life seems as though it was needed for me to grow as a better person. Little things like the weekly visits and rides to the grocery store may not seem like much to some, but I appreciate the talks and rides that I have been given by the team. They have made my life better. Now I am truly happy..."

Your donations make this possible. THANK YOU!

Recent Labour Action at Samaritan House

We are pleased to report that ICCS has reached an agreement with the BCGEU that the union will remove its picket lines at ICCS facilities while the parties attempt to resolve outstanding collective bargaining issues; these discussions will take place over the next two to three weeks. It is hoped that these talks will generate agreement on scheduling which has been the most contentious issue between the parties. If no settlement is reached, an Essential Services designation is in place, as are agreed-to Essential Service levels. If job action resumes in the future, ICCS is confident it can continue to deliver its services without interruption.

Inquiries from media representatives should be directed to Terry Honcharuk, Advocate & Manager of Bargaining Services,, 1.800.377.3340 Ext. 106

Please direct general inquiries to Violet Hayes, Executive Director,, 778-441-4227 ext. 105

Please direct inquiries about services at Samaritan House to Ronell Bosman, Program Coordinator,, 250-753-1474

Coldest Night of the Year in many communities across Canada

Over 90 communities in Canada will be walking to support the homeless and hurting in our communities. Join us by registering at
Walk in Nanaimo or Parksville on February 20th, 2016.

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