ABOUT US

Getting to Know us

Serving the Peace Liard Region since 1974

Mission Statement

South Peace Community Resources Society envisions a community where people are valued and accepted regardless of circumstances. Our mission is, therefore, to ensure that individuals are provided opportunities to develop in all dimensions. We do this by providing responsive and personalized services that are compassionate, understanding and supported by society, while advocating for responsible social change.

Purpose

South Peace Community Resources Society is a non-profit organization operating in the Peace Liard Region, providing community and residential services. The Society exists to meet the needs of children, youth and families, women who have experienced violence, victims of crime, adults with mental handicaps, children with special needs, couples, and individuals experiencing trauma or difficulties in their life.

Mandate

South Peace Community Resources Society operates under the auspices of the Registrar of Companies and the Societies’ Act. The Society commits to providing the services through contracts with different Ministries and other funding sources according to the mandates of these contracts. The Society complies with all regulatory bodies charged with responsibility for monitoring the individual services offered.

Our Values

Who we are

From our Board of Directors, to our Management Team and front line staff we pride ourselves on offering a variety of services to families and individuals in the Peace Liard Region to best support all members of the community to reach the fullest extent of their potential. We aim to work from a Client-Centered, Trauma Informed place of acceptance and compassion where all members of society are worthwhile and highly valued regardless of their behavior, personality, age, race, cultural background, gender or sexual orientation, developmental stage, competence or any other characteristic. As an organization we are committed to working with the community to identify gaps and direct future service development.

Supporting our community

What we do

Established in 1974, South Peace Community Resources Society is a non-profit, multi-service, community-based, social service agency. Our team of 100+ staff and volunteers provide services at 13 locations in Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge and Fort St. John.

At SPCRS we believe that all people are valued and deserve opportunities to develop to the fullest extent of their potential. Each year thousands of people walk through our doors looking for help in one of our 27 programs. We assist people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds through a range of services that are personalized and responsive to individual needs.

Growing with you

Our History

South Peace Community Resources Society (SPCRS) has been proudly serving residents of the Peace Liard Region for over 40 years. Our agency was first established in 1974, offering a small number of services for children and youth in Dawson Creek. Through the hard work and dedication of staff and community stakeholders, SPCRS now operates 26 programs in various communities throughout the region.

Our employees work with compassion and dedication to improve the lives of families, children and youth, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, victims of crime, seniors, and individuals of all ages struggling with the challenges of life. Throughout the growth and change we have experienced, both as an organization and with our community, we remain firmly committed to building healthy, happy communities by connecting people to needed resources.

Our Team

Our incredible employees are the backbone of everything we do. SPCRS's team includes over 100 staff and support personnel that are here because they love the work they do.

Sue Bertrand

Board of Directors Chairperson

Angela Willmott

Executive Director

Arden Smith

Department Manager Advocacy and Women’s Safety

Brigitta Ratschker

Department Manager Children, Family & Seniors Services

Deanna Sudnik

Department Manager Counselling & Victim Services

Sharla Sullivan

Department Manager Residential
Living Local

BUILDING A COMMUNITY

South Peace Community Resources Society is a true grass roots organization. Since the start, and with the support of our local partners and stakeholders, we have grown alongside our local community to meet the unique and changing needs of our residents. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing safe and accessible services to those we support, enabling healthy and productive lives.

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