Nelson’s age friendly co-coordinator is delighted a community action plan now has city council’s blessing. Corinne Younie says it shows the city’s commitment to making life easier for seniors. But, Younie says an age-friendly lends can be applied to any future developments. She says there’s also work to be done with sidewalks, transportation, and snow [...]
Our Vision A healthy and inclusive community where complete respect for all individuals is an ordinary, everyday occurrence. Our Mission Through community collaboration and service excellence, Nelson CARES Society works toward a socially just society by providing programs and initiatives in advocacy, housing, employment, support services, and environmental stewardship. Nelson CARES Society aims to be a reflection of the community it envisions. Our Organization Ends Our Mission includes the following ends: Everyone has safe and adequate housing; Everyone has access to support and representation when they need it; Everyone has adequate means and resources to participate fully in common life; Everyone takes responsibility for environmental stewardship. For a copy of Nelson CARES annual report, click here to down load.
B.C. Housing has awarded $6,300,300 in funding to a Nelson CARES project that will build 48 units of affordable housing. It was one of three dozen projects funded around the province amounting to a total of a half billion dollars. Nelson CARES will rebuild four buildings that it owns on Nelson Ave. that were formerly [...]
Dear Neighbour, Nelson CARES Society has received funding from BC Housing and other sources to redevelop Lakeside Place, an affordable housing development located at 805 Nelson Avenue (at the corner of Nelson and Kokanee Avenues). It is our goal that this new building will help address the need for affordable housing in our community, while [...]
is the theme for a week packed with events from October 9 to 13. Affordable housing has become an issue of increasing concern in Nelson over the past year. People of low income are hit the hardest. Yet it is increasingly hard to find affordable housing in town, whether you’re a young family trying to [...]
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Nelson CARES Society Board of Directors warmly invites you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 5:00pm Location: Best Western – Vintage Room 153 Baker Street, Nelson Light Refreshments Provided To vote at the AGM you must be a member in good [...]
The Nelson Committee On Homelessness is pleased to release its 9th Annual Report Card on Homelessness in Nelson. This Report Card focuses on mental health and substance use issues: who is effected, causes, the connections between mental health problems and substance use and their relationship to homelessness, and how the community is working to address [...]
Nelson CARES Society and Room to Live hosts the Coldest Night of the Year Event On February 25th, Nelson CARES Society is hosting the Coldest Night of the Year. It is a 2, 5, and 10 km winter walks that will be hosted in 110+ cities across Canada in support of our work here in [...]