Call us at 250-352-3504

Our Mission

The Nelson Community Services Centre (NCSC) assists people to define the issues affecting them and to determine their own resolutions in recognition of the fact that all individuals and families at some time experience difficulty in their lives.

Further, the NCSC maintains program flexibility to allow us to respond, in cooperation with government and other organizations, to the changing needs in our community.

We value

  • Each person's right to be heard, to be safe, to have information, to make choices and to take control of one's life.
  • Accessible, free programs and services.
  • Ethical service delivery.
  • Non-discrimination.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Teamwork.
  • Being connected to our community and grass roots.
  • All components of a healthy community.
  • Professionalism in our work.
  • Respect for each other and our skills, experiences

Internet safety

Before you go any further, if you believe that you're at risk of abuse (or even worried that you may be at risk), the NCSC wants you to be aware that every web page you visit is recorded by your web browser.

If this concerns you, please take a moment to learn how to cover your tracks.

If you're worried that these precautions may still not be enough, please try to visit this site using a PC somewhere safer - like the public library.

Latest News:

We are very pleased to announce Brittan McClay as our STV Women's Counsellor. Most recently Brittan has been working at Nelson Women's Centre as Program Coodinator and at Salmo Community Resource Society delivering art therapy groups for children.

She has formerly worked as a Mental Health Worker/Art Therapist on Galiano Island. This work included addressing issues such as trauma, childhood sexual abuse, anxiety, depression etc. 


Please see What We Do >> Groups for information on the: Bridges Program for Women and the Transitions Program for Men. These programs are underway.  They will run again fall 2014.


Parenting Counsellor/Educator

We are pleased to announce that Liz Amaral has returned to NCSC as the Parenting Counsellor/Educator.

Please see What We Do and Groups to see Parenting Courses coming up. 

Women's Outreach Worker

Ernestine [Ernie] Wood has been hired in this position. 


Job Openings:  

Plesae see above or if you are interested in a casual position at the Aimee Beaulieu Transition House, please submit a resume as openings do occur from time to time.


Youth Outreach Worker

The latest new position at NCSC is that of the Youth Outreach Worker.  This has been filled by Kerry Donnelly. This program is in partnership with the Kootenay Lake School District with the intention to begin filling the ever-widening gap between Nelson's at-risk youth and the supports they so absolutely need..

A large portion of Kerry's work will be comprised of roaming around town and connecting with youth.  For more information or to make a referral call  Kerry at 250-352-9595 ext. 201.