About Us

Lower Similkameen Community Services Society was established in 1976. This non-profit society and registered charity was created to serve Keremeos and the surrounding areas of Olalla, Cawston and Hedley.


The Society is directed by a volunteer Board of Directors whose duties are to set policies and procedures for the Society and its Programs, and to see to the overall workings of the Society. The Board of Directors has the ultimate responsibility for the Society.


The Board of Directors is elected by the membership at the Society’s Annual General Meeting, which is held in June each year.


The Board is always open to suggestions from the community on service expansion, or new services that would enhance the quality of life for our citizens. All of our services are operated on a non-profit basis, and your ideas on how to offer new services in an efficient and economical way are welcome. Many of the services and events we sponsor are provided to the community through volunteer efforts. We hope that you will contact us today to find out how you can volunteer to help make our community a better place to live. 

LSCSS Mission

Lower Similkameen Community Services Society (LSCSS) is committed to provide, facilitate and promote excellent programs that enhance quality of life by improving the social conditions, housing, health and education of our citizens.

LSCSS Values

We carry out our mission by offering client-centered services and programs that embrace the following values:

 

• Independence                                       

• High quality of care

• Promoting good physical and mental health

• Safe and healthy community

• Building community ties

• Creativity

• Enabling Canadian standards of living

2022-2025 Strategic Plan

In February 2022 the Board of Directors, Administration, and Senior Housing Staff completed a new 3-year strategic plan under the guidance of Frank Growth Solutions. Details will be shared with the membership at the 2022 AGM in June.