3 July, 2018

The Advocacy Centre honours young artist

2018-07-12T15:35:51+00:00

LVR student Mikaela Rubak-Mazur is the winner of The Advocacy Centre’s art competition focusing on human rights and the exercise of legal rights. The Advocacy Centre, in collaboration with the Legal Services Society of BC, held the competition earlier this year and invited secondary school students in the region to make submissions. “We were impressed [...]

The Advocacy Centre honours young artist2018-07-12T15:35:51+00:00
25 June, 2018

10th Annual Report Card on Homelessness in Nelson

2018-06-27T17:39:49+00:00

The Nelson Committee on Homelessness is pleased to release its 10th Annual Report Card on Homelessness in Nelson. This year’s report highlights findings from Nelson’s second Point-in-Time (PiT) Homeless Count and survey conducted over a 24 hour period on April 10/11, 2018.   Sixty-five volunteers hit the streets, shelters  and service locations around Nelson to gather [...]

10th Annual Report Card on Homelessness in Nelson2018-06-27T17:39:49+00:00
26 February, 2018

A Big Thank You to our Coldest Night of the Year Community!

2018-07-12T15:36:17+00:00

Thank You Nelson! Once again you have made the Coldest Night of the Year a little warmer. Nelson CARES met our community fundraising goal on Saturday February 24th when over 300 of you came out to walk with us and share a meal. The funds will be used for our Ready for Home Program - [...]

A Big Thank You to our Coldest Night of the Year Community!2018-07-12T15:36:17+00:00
19 February, 2018

Toques around Town

2018-02-20T22:34:01+00:00

Press Release February 19th, 2018 Toques Around Town NELSON – Local businesses have been getting a head start on supporting this year’s Coldest Night of the Year Walk, by wearing Coldest Night toques to work for the day. “It’s been a great way for local businesses to get involved and show support for this [...]

Toques around Town2018-02-20T22:34:01+00:00
5 February, 2018

Coldest Night of the Year

2018-02-05T23:28:00+00:00

Come and join us February 24, 2018 for the annual Coldest Night of the Year event. For more information about this event, click here. Call: 1.877.743.3413 Email: info@blueseaphilanthropy.org

Coldest Night of the Year2018-02-05T23:28:00+00:00
9 November, 2017

Nelson Council Endorses Age Friendly Action Plan

2017-12-21T22:33:53+00:00

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 [...]

Nelson Council Endorses Age Friendly Action Plan2017-12-21T22:33:53+00:00
19 October, 2017

Nelson CARES Annual Report

2017-10-19T22:22:36+00:00

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.  

Nelson CARES Annual Report2017-10-19T22:22:36+00:00
4 October, 2017

Nelson CARES gets affordable housing funds

2017-10-04T15:16:25+00:00

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 [...]

Nelson CARES gets affordable housing funds2017-10-04T15:16:25+00:00
27 September, 2017

LAKESIDE PLACE OPEN HOUSE

2017-09-27T17:53:55+00:00

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 [...]

LAKESIDE PLACE OPEN HOUSE2017-09-27T17:53:55+00:00