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Welcome to Nelson CARES Society

Nelson CARES Society LogoNelson CARES Society is a client centered service charitable organization. Operating since 1974 we are accredited through CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

A healthy and inclusive community where complete respect for all individuals is an ordinary, everyday occurrence.

Values that guide our work:

Equality, respect, collaboration, diversity, transparency, accountability, integrity

What Nelson CARES Society stands for:

Community-based programs that ensure quality of life in Nelson
Advocacy for victims of crime, people living in poverty, people with disabilities, and those in conflict with social systems is vital. The Advocacy Centre provides legal information, education and advocacy.
Residential services for people experiencing barriers, including poverty and/or disability – we offer 144 units of affordable housing and 17 short-term emergency beds with staff to assists residents with immediate crises. Services for Community Living provides residential support services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Employment options include opportunities for individuals with disabilities as a way to contribute to their community and the economy.
Services such as ours continue to enrich life in our community.

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Summer Employment Opportunity

Summer Employment Opportunity Nelson Advocacy Centre and Nelson CARES  is looking for a Community Inclusion/Outreach and Advocacy Assistant. If you are a student, looking for a summer job in the Social Service Sector click here for an application.

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Nelson CARES Society Awarded 3 Year CARF Accreditation

Nelson CARES Society has been awarded Three-Year accreditation by CARF International.  This is the third consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to Nelson CARES Society. “Every three years we invite CARF surveyors on-site to evaluate our programs against international standards for quality. We demonstrated excellence to the surveyors and we deeply …

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