We are a federally registered charity and provincially registered non-profit Society. Our mandate is to provide services to those in need. Poverty is not specific to one ethnicity, all peoples are welcome in friendship.

Near the heart of downtown Courtenay, Wachiay delivers more than 40 programs and services in our 20,000 square foot facility.

These programs and services
help those experiencing homelessness, are unemployed or under-employed. 


Major regions across Vancouver Island:

  • Black Creek

  • Merville

  • Oyster River

  • Campbell River

  • Denman Island

  • Hornby Island

  • Royston

  • Union Bay

  • Fanny Bay

  • Bowser

  • Qualicum

  • Courtenay

  • Comox

  • Cumberland

  • K'omoks First NatioN


This expanding catchment area includes an estimated Aboriginal population in excess of 10,400 and a regional population over 100,000. Every year, we serve thousands of community members.



the living conditions  of those we serve, Wachiay actively seeks projects that will make a difference. OUR mission is to improve the well-being of all community members.