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Colourful Cariboo COMPASSION
Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin is part of a network that provides mental health and wellness service to young people aged 12-14. Foundry centers offer a wide range of services, including primary care, mental health and substance user services, peer support, and social services, all in once convenient location. The Province of British Columbia developed Foundry in partnership with non-profit organizations. The centers are funded by the government and through private donations. The initiative aims to provide young people with access to the care and support they need to help them navigate the challenges of mental health and well-being. The Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre is the lead agency for Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin.
Established in 1961, Williams Lake Association for Community Living is an accredited, non-profit organization. We recognize the inherent value of each person within our community. We also understand that every individual deserves the right to make their own choices. Our goal is to create the support structure needed to ensure adults with diverse abilities have the freedom to live and work on their own terms. WLACL works to address our participant’s unique needs and helps every individual integrate with the larger community through access to employment services, residential initiatives, education opportunities, social activities, and more.
Stretching across south-central British Columbia from the Cariboo Mountains in the east to the Central Coast and the sparkling Pacific Ocean in the west, this is a region that truly encompasses the incredible beauty and variety of British Columbia’s eco-systems.Key communities in our region are: Quesnel, Williams Lake, Bella Coola, 100 Mile House, and Lillooet. The CARIBOO CHILCOTIN COAST is full of pristine, natural beauty, history, culture and endless adventures. Discovered during the Cariboo Gold Rush of the 1860s, this region offers you a step back in time while visiting the old Gold Rush Towns of the Cariboo, the amazing Chilcotin and stunning Central Coast. all providing some of the finest outdoor adventure activities Canada has to offer. Rich in culture, history, and a sense of getting away from urbanity, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is truly “A Land Without Limits” where the land is to be respected and appreciated by all.
The Potato House Project is a community initiative to celebrate one of the last standing downtown heritage houses of Williams Lake.
Purchased in May 2011, the Potato House is now held by the “Potato House Sustainable Community Society” – a not for profit organization.
Our purposes are to carry out activities that inspire self-sufficiency and a smaller ecological footprint and to operate a high-profile drop-in centre and garden space for the educational benefit of citizens.
We offer four main conservation education programs: Water Wise, Waste Wise, Watershed Health, and Sustainable Life. Within these programs we support children, the general public, and businesses in the form of classroom sessions, field trips, community events, workshops, business coaching, brochures, digital campaigns, newspaper columns, signage, and many other educational activities!
We work within the community, with the community, to maintain and enhance the health of the environment as the basis of a strong economy and vital society.
- -To provide conservation education to all sectors of the Cariboo Chilcotin public with the aim of changing behaviours to protect our natural environment;
- -To heighten awareness around issues affecting land, water, air, and climate;
- -To inspire stewardship and careful exploration of the Cariboo Chilcotin region via species and ecosystems education; and
- -To leverage our stewardship efforts by taking action and working with like-minded partners in our region
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The Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN), or the T’exelcemc (people of WLFN) have belonged to the Secwepemc (or Shuswap) Nation for over 6500 years. Today, the WLFN community includes a growing population of over 800 registered members who live on reserve in Sugar Cane, in nearby Williams Lake, BC, and across the globe.
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Williams Lake is dedicated to providing innovative mentoring programs, which build healthy relationships for children and youth.
The Caring Society works to ensure the safety and well-being of First Nations youth and their families through education initiatives, public policy campaigns and providing quality resources to support communities. Using a reconciliation framework that addresses contemporary hardships for Indigenous families in ways that uplift all Canadians, the Caring Society champions culturally based equity for First Nations children and their families so that they can grow up safely at home, be healthy, achieve their dreams, celebrate their languages and culture and be proud of who they are. The Caring Society proudly works with our partners in Canada and around the world to promote the rights of Indigenous children.
We provide recreation and culture programming to at-risk youth as a means to crime prevention, as well as providing social and restorative justice services to vulnerable populations.
The Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society is a BC registered non-profit, operating under contract by the Cariboo Regional District and the City of Williams Lake. CCACS manages the Central Cariboo Arts Centre, distributes project grants, support grants, and Fee-for-Service funding, and offers other resources to artists and arts groups in Williams Lake and Central Cariboo areas D, E, and F. CCACS also manages the Central Cariboo Arts Centre, maintains an up-to-date calendar of arts and culture events in the Central Cariboo, and operates the Performances in the Park concert series.
The Drop In Center is a save place for men and women over the age of 16. At the Drop In Center, people can enjoy a wide range of activities including free internet access, crib, pool, puzzles, arts and craft, hair cuts, Netflix, as well as a full gym, and a coffee shop. The Drop In Center is a drug and alcohol free building where people are encouraged to build healthy relationships, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Drop in Center also offers Counselling, and has a full time Outreach Worker available to assist clients Monday to Friday.
We are an Indigenous broadcasting group supporting revitalization and restoration of Tŝilhqot’in language and culture while building on the need to discuss relevant indigenous issues on a shareable platform to thousands across the country. As the Tŝilhqot’in Nation won Aboriginal Title in the Supreme Court of Canada- a first in Canadian history- we broadcast important discussions relevant to First Nations, Inuit and Metis across Canada
Welcome to Axis Family Resources. Our Mission is to be the leader in the delivery of community social service while enhancing the lives of the diverse people we serve, our employees and our partners. We specialize in providing community based programs, resources and opportunities for families seeking support.
The Royal Canadian Legion is a not-for-profit Canadian ex-service organization (veterans organization) founded in 1925, with more than 400,000 members worldwide
Downtown Williams Lake is a not-for-profit business improvement association which engages in a variety of revitalization and marketing activities geared specifically towards attracting residents, tourists, investors, entrepreneurs, workers, and ultimately more shoppers, diners, and service-seekers to the downtown.
To enhance our dynamic and flourishing community, with downtown at its heart.
We support our mission with the spirit of collaboration, integrity, and respect, and with a deep-seated sense of community.
As the heart of the Colourful Cariboo Culture, we will become a highly prosperous and socially desirable business, multicultural, and recreational destination.