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22 July, 2019



Nelson CARES Society (NCARES) is a not-for-profit organization that provides programs and initiatives in advocacy, housing, employment and residential support services. NCARES manages 13 properties and has a number of capital projects underway over the next three years and anticipate another major project to be added over that time period. The purpose of this position [...]

PROJECT MANAGER2019-07-22T21:27:44+00:00
15 July, 2019

Legal Advocate


This temporary position reports to the Manager of The Advocacy Centre. The Poverty Law Advocate provides individual advocacy, legal and resource information and community education in the areas of income assistance, disability benefits, tenancy, debt and other legal issues people living in poverty. For more on this job posting and on how to apply, click [...]

Legal Advocate2019-07-15T18:40:39+00:00
8 July, 2019

NCOH Community Development Coordinator


This part-time position reports to the Executive Director of Nelson CARES Society and takes direction from the Nelson Committee on Homelessness’s (NCOH) Advisory Committee. Working with a rights-based philosophy, the Community Coordinator works to develop and foster community collaboration around the issue of homelessness in Nelson, British Columbia. For more on this posting and on [...]

NCOH Community Development Coordinator2019-07-08T17:43:27+00:00
27 June, 2019

Ward Street Place Restoration


Nelson CARES is embarking on a restoration project of our downtown apartment building, 567 Ward Street, otherwise known as Ward Street Place. We would like to invite the public who are familiar with the site and have historical information, to please share your stories with us. In specific we are looking for: photos showing the [...]

Ward Street Place Restoration2019-06-27T18:19:53+00:00
26 June, 2019

Community Support Worker – Casual


Nelson CARES Society is a not-for-profit organization that provides programs and initiatives in advocacy, housing, employment, support services, and environmental stewardship. Residential Services for Community Living is its program that provides at-home and community based services for adults with developmental disabilities and complex health care needs. The CSW-Casual is responsible for ensuring the well-being, promoting [...]

Community Support Worker – Casual2019-06-26T22:46:10+00:00
24 June, 2019

11th Annual Report Card on Homelessness in Nelson


COMMITTEE CALLS FOR MORE AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING IN NELSON:A RANGE OF SUPPORTIVE HOUSING OPTIONS ALSO CALLED FOR AS A MISSING LINK TO HELP PREVENT HOMELESSNESSContinuing 0% vacancy rates for a fifth year in a row in Nelson and high rental rates compared to per capita incomes of renters PLUS a lack of and decrease in [...]

11th Annual Report Card on Homelessness in Nelson2019-07-02T18:11:16+00:00
11 June, 2019

Kootenay Seniors Transportation Program Coordinator


The Kootenay Seniors Transportation Program Coordinator position is part of Nelson CARES Society’s Kootenay Seniors Program. The Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the program and reports to the Kootenay Seniors Program Manager. Duties and Responsibilities: Coordinate the Kootenay Seniors Volunteer Driver Program: Recruiting, training and evaluation of volunteer drivers Booking rides for seniors [...]

Kootenay Seniors Transportation Program Coordinator2019-06-11T21:03:03+00:00
7 May, 2019

A big thank you to the LVR Student Council


Thank you to LVR Student Council for hosting a Loppet even at the Nordic Ski Club, and a special thank you to Avie Waterfall and Zoe Taylor who organized and spearheaded this event. Local businesses donated food and prizes and a fun time was had by all. All proceeds were donated to Nelson CARES Society! [...]

A big thank you to the LVR Student Council2019-06-24T15:26:00+00:00
12 February, 2019

Coldest Night of the Year


The Coldest Night of the Year is a fantastically fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in over 100 communities across Canada. Happening on Saturday, February 23rd this is our fifth annual here in Nelson. We are looking forward to seeing some new faces this year, alongside some familiar [...]

Coldest Night of the Year2019-02-12T20:24:06+00:00
5 November, 2018

Community Connect Day


Nelson's Community Connect Day Saturday, November 17 10 am to 3 pm Central School Gym (at Ward and Mill Street) Are you struggling to make ends meet?  Many of us are! Once a year the Nelson Committee on Homelessness hosts Community Connect Day - a “marketplace” of FREE services, goods, resources and information for anyone [...]

Community Connect Day2018-11-05T16:36:22+00:00