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  • Posted: 23rd Oct 2016
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Jean Scholefield Named Executive Director of CIL

Cowichan Independent Living is proud to announce Jean Scholefield as their Executive Director. Jean has been with CIL since 2013. If you’ve been to our office, you would have been greeted by her beautiful smile and lovely personality. You may have seen Jean on the trails around the valley as she has volunteered her time with the trail-rider.  Jean also donates her time with Special Olympics. She is very busy, …

  • Posted: 23rd Oct 2016
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Beth Caskey Retires From CIL

Long time member and Executive Director of Cowichan Independent Living,  Beth Caskey,  retires on 28th September 2016.. Beth gave CIL many years of her time and her expertise to make Cowichan Independent Living a crucial and vital component of the community. Beth gave her time to each individual person who came to our office, giving each a new perspective on disability. Beth …

  • Posted: 21st Oct 2016
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Chronic Pain Help 1

 Chronic Pain 
5 Essential Oils that can Help Fibromyalgia
“Our brain can identify up to 10,000 different types of scent. Each scent can produce different responses in our body and activate the production of various hormones and biochemicals which can influence how we feel physically and mentally, or even how we perceive pain. Regular usage of certain essential oils is believed to help to improve fibromyalgia symptoms such …

Clements Centre Society Sock Drive

The Clements Centre Society is launching their 2016 Sock Drive.
The Clements Centre Society is a non-profit organization in the Cowichan Valley that has been providing services for children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1957.  October is Community Living Month and the launch of our Annual Sock Drive.

 October 14, 2016

To Whom It May Concern:

We are …

December Silent Auction Items Needed

Cowichan Independent Living

We are seeking donations or gift baskets to be auctioned off in our December Silent Auction “A Night of Moonlight and Mistletoe”. If your business is interested in supporting us and getting some good public advertisement for your items, please contact Necole or Aislon at Cowichan Independent Living at



or by phone at 250.746.3930

Tax receipt will …

Humour TidBits

When we are in chronic pain it can be dibiliating. Thus, many suggest keeping humour in our lives; even something as simple as a smile can help diminish the pain and give us the inner strength to carry on.
We opened this category so you can find a place to put a smile upon your beautiful face.

Types of humour:

Humour For The Soul



Humour for 1st September 2016



Humour for 26th August 2016


Humour for 19 August 2016


Humour for 12 August 2016


Humour for 5th August 2016:

Change Towards Change: 30 Sept

Sept 30       Canadian Super Store   10 am – 3 pm
Change towards Change was hosted by Canadian Super Store on 30 September 2016. They were such a fantastic host.  Thank you to those who stopped by to say hello. We’re so happy to have a chat and share our information with the people of the Cowichan Valley, and others who may be visiting in the area. A big …

Change Towards Change: 2016 !

  Change Towards Change is back by popular demand. Please  look for us  and  donate your  extra change. No donation too small or too large. Your donations add up to make a difference in the life or lives of our community members. Some of the programs and activities which benefit from your donations are listed below:


Health Quiz 1

Today, I have a fun quiz for you…

Guess which spice forces your body to melt away fat effortlessly
within just 11 seconds of taking it…

Choose your answer from the spices listed below:

=> Cinnamon
=> Ginger
=> Turmeric
=> Cayenne Pepper

Take a guess above and see if you’re right.







The Doctor Said, “Go Eat _______!” drum roll……………..