About Us

Cowichan Family Life
Serving individuals and families
in Cowichan since 1970

Cowichan Family Life grew out of a grassroots movement driven by concerned and caring people, who believed counselling services should be available to everyone and that people like you and I could learn the fundamental skills to provide quality counselling support.

The Cowichan-Malahat Counselling Service was incorporated as a society under the Societies Act of British Columbia on March 25, 1970 and was given its present name of Cowichan Family Life Association on April 30, 1974.

Today the agency provides affordable peer counselling services and community groups, early learning and literacy for kids 0-5 and their families, and programs to support school aged children in their social and emotional development and well-being.

Mission: We support individuals and families to strengthen relationships and reach their full potential. 

Our vision is a thriving community of strong and happy individuals.

Board of Directors

– Valerie Harrison
– Linda Gray
– Tina Short
– Pamela Stover
– Sheila Nykwist


– Valerie Harrison, Acting Executive Director
– Rhondda Hinch,  Administrative Assistant
Diane Trapp, MA, RCC, Clinical Supervisor
– Jasamine McKenzie, Store Manager, CFLA Thrift Store
– Denise Leighton, Assistant Store Manager, CFLA Thrift Store

Cowichan Family Life acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia-Gaming and annual grant proceeds from Cowichan United Way.