Welcome To Rainbows Nanaimo

A Place For Healing

We are a non-profit organization, and we are looking forward to a peaceful world by helping each other to join hands together to bring a better future for all children.

About Us

Rainbows provide support to families going through a major loss or change in their family. This program provides much-needed support to children, teens, and their parents as they grieve and deal with changes in their family life. Trained volunteers and school staff facilitate small groups. They work through 12 topics together and kids learn that they are not alone and are not to blame for their family’s change. Kids and parents feel listened to and cared for as they learn about feelings and coping skills. The kids love the activities, journal games, snacks, and the fact that their community cares!

Our Programs

Silver Linings

Become a Volunteer

With the aim of helping as many people as possible, we always lack enthusiastic volunteers. Please contact us for more info.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Rainbows considered counseling?

No, Rainbows is a peer support group, it is not counseling. Groups are led by a Rainbows chosen and trained adult facilitator.

When are the Rainbows programs offered?

The community program has start dates in September and January and runs for 12 weeks. Schools will have their own schedule. Please contact them for more information.

Do I need a referral?

No. You may refer yourself, your child(ren) or teen(s) by contacting us directly.