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Neighbours Helping Neighbours

At MIALS, our mission is to create a thriving, age-friendly community. For over 20 years we have assisted Mayne Island residents to age in place and to enhance their quality of life by staying active, independent, socially engaged and integrated within our community.

Welcome to

Mayne Island Assisted Living Society

Our commitment to fostering a supportive, inclusive environment has led us to develop a wide range of programs and services tailored to the unique needs of our community. We strive to continually adapt and innovate, ensuring our initiatives remain relevant and effective in addressing the evolving challenges faced by elder members of our community.

Ongoing Community Programs

Here’s a quick peek at some popular Programs offered by MIALS. For a complete list of our Services and Programs please click the menu button at the top of this page.
You can RSVP or ask for more information by email info@mials.org or call (250) 213-6191.

Creative Cafe

Every Wednesday 1 PM – 3 PM

Mayne Island Community Center

Offers a variety of creative projects and activities for mental and physical well being with Mayne Island friends and neighbours.  Includes movie days and field trips.  No cost.

Oct 25: Movies on Mayne – “Whiskey Galore”

Nov 1: Games & Music

Nov 8: Creative Writing & Special Visit to the Library

Nov 15: Fabric Arts

Nov 22: Baking

Nov 29: Movies on Mayne

Lunch Bunch

1st and 3rd Thursday Noon

Mayne Island Community Center

Join Sue Duncan and the Lunch Bunch gang for amazing meals, meet new people and enjoy interesting guest speakers from the community.  Suggested donation per meal.

Oct 19: Presentation: Eunice and her Travels Menu: Harvest Chilli

Nov 2: Presentation: Sailing SE Alaska by Beth and Norm Cooper

Nov 16: TBA

Dec 7: TBA

Dec 21: TBA

Collective Care

2nd and 4th Thursdays 1:30PM

Mayne Island Community Center

This unique program offers Expressive Art Therapy support to anyone in the community experiencing life transition, loss or in need of respite in a safe space.  No cost.

Oct 26: Creating a Creature

Nov 9: Weaving

Nov 23: Exploring Light

Day Tripper

Every Tuesday

Village Bay Ferry Terminal

Fun filled bus trip to  Sidney and Victoria every Tuesday for medical appointments,  tests, shopping, swimming  or just exploring.  See bus page for fares and seat reservation.

Bus to Sidney and Victoria
Reserve online or call: (250) 213 6191

What’s happening!

MIALS Latest News

Meet Our New Executive Director
We are very pleased to introduce Tracy Chernaskeas, as the new Executive Director of  MIALS. Tracy is no stranger to MIALS. She began as a…
Day Tripper Bus Program Here to Stay!
We are very pleased to announce that our hugely popular MIALS Day Tripper Bus Program will continue with weekly service following a very successful three…
MIALS Website Has a New Look and Great New Features!
For the past few months our Website Team has been working on significant enhancements to our site that bring a fresh new look that makes…

How to Support MIALS

We are a non-profit organization and could use your support. Here is how you can help!


MIALS is made possible because of our strong volunteer team. There are many opportunities to become involved with our services and programs. The amount of time you volunteer is flexible – helping with a weekly program or just occasionally when needed or at a special event such as a fundraiser. Please join us. You’ll have fun, meet great people and make a difference!  

Become a Member

The voice of the community plays an integral role in our capacity to serve Mayne Island. MIALS annual membership is just per person or per family. Membership gives you a vote at the AGM. You will also receive our email newsletters and your membership fee will support our many programs.

Make a Donation

MIALS is grateful to receive donations from individuals and island organizations. These funds are needed in tandem with government grants so we can continue to provide programs and services to Mayne Island residents. There are many easy ways you can donate. Tax receipts are issued for donations of or more.

Can MIALS be of assistance?

We are here to help. Please fill in the contact form, send us an email at info@mials.org or call (250) 213-6191. Any communication with us will be kept confidential.