Local resources


Local resources that may be helpful:

Vancouver Coastal Health
One of our major funders, Vancouver Coastal Health promotes healthy communities in the area they serve.

Inclusion Powell River (previously known as PRACL)
inclusion Powell River is a leader and a resource in supporting and valuing everyone in community living. The organization is accredited and accountable to the members. Children, individuals, and families have choices and power in decision-making. Individuals that we serve have friends with rich personal support networks. The employees are well trained and professional. We are recognized for our high standards both locally and nationally. There are cooperative efforts in the community to reduce barriers to access for all.

Powell River Community Resource Centre
Providing a range of services including a cafe/drop-in, public access computers, volunteer tax-help, information and referral services as well as laundry facilities. There is an on-site Poverty Law Advocate, a CAP II counselor and free legal advice clinics.

Local Food Sources
Where to get free food – (link to Powell River Food Security Project page)

Powell River Child, Youth & Family Services Society
Offers a variety of family support, parenting and youth programs.

Service Canada “People serving people”
Service Canada Centres are full service centres offering a mix of information and transactional services: Education and Training, Employment, Health, Housing, Immigration, Income Assistance, Legal Assistance, Personal Documents, Savings Plans, Special Events, Starting a Business, Travel.

Excellent source of information covering many areas: if they don’t know the answer, they’ll tell you who does.
Located at 7061 Duncan St, phone 604-485-2721

Career Link
Career Link provides a wide range of employment services for job seekers, including job search assistance, career counseling and free access to postings of current job openings, computers, phones, fax and photocopier.

Model Community Project
Ensuring that persons with disabilities have an equal opportunity, ensuring that the community is accessible to all, working toward the betterment of the community, preserving & protecting the environment for all people to enjoy and access, and creating a model for other communities to mirror.

Sexual Health Services and Support for BC
If you want reliable sexual health services and support provided non-judgmentally and confidentially, go there. If you want complete, unbiased information on all your reproductive choices, they have it. If you’ve got questions they’ll help you get the answers – it’s not weird to ask.

Powell River & District Branch of the BC SPCA

Stroke Recovery Club Regional Website
– Committed to assisting stroke survivors and their caregivers to improve their overall quality of life.
Trudy Simpson 604 485 6396
Rhonda Ellwyn 604 483 3304 Email

Westcoast Access
Animals for Community Care and Emotional Support Society
Elaine Langhamp 604 485 4001
Pauline Galinski 604 485 5410
Director: Dr. Brian Barnes (w) 604 485 5111 Email