Services for Indigenous Peoples

Circle of Indigenous Nations Society

Programs rooted in Indigenous practices for cultural connection and holistic healing /learning

Métis Natioin BC

Culturally relevant, social, and economic programs, and services for Métis communities.

Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency

Advice, support, and technical assistance to Indigenous Peoples.

Selkirk College - Indigenous Services

Financial aid advice, community support, career counselling, and cultural activities for prospective and current Indigenous students.

Okanagan Development Training Council

Employment-related training, programs, and services for Aboriginal individuals

Kootenay Kids - Aboriginal Early Intervention

Family gatherings, traditional parenting programs and home support for Aboriginal families in need

Indigenous Peoples in Trades

Trades training and careers for Indigenous people in BC.

Food/Shelter Services

Castlegar Community Harvest Food Bank

614 Christina Place Castlegar, BC
T: 250-608-1047

Free hot lunches, and drop-in services Wed & Fri 10 – 1:30. Open every Monday. Call for more info.

Dinners At Home (Castlegar)

709 10th Avenue Castlegar, BC
T: 250-304-1269

Low cost, nutritious frozen meals which can be reheated at home. Call for more info. 

The Sharing Pot

216 8th AvenueCastlegar, BC
T: 250-365-6470 (Rosemary)

A nutritious hot dinner every Tuesday. Donations are appreciated. 

Castlegar Emergency Shelter Assistance

Temporary emergency housing and support for people with no other alternatives:

250-608-2227 (Castlegar Community Harvest Food Bank)

250-365-2104 (Women with children only)

1-866-660-3194 (After Hours Emergency Food and Shelter Line)


Services for Survivors of Violence/Abuse

Castlegar and District Community Services Society

Children who Witness Violence Counselling, Police Based Victim Services, Sexual Abuse Intervention Counselling for Children, Women’s Outreach and Support, Stopping the Violence Counselling, and Safe Home program.

The Advocacy Centre

Non-profit, community-based assistance to victims
of relationship violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Outreach servives to Castlegar.

Castlegar Mental Health and Substance Use


Mental health and substance use
services for all ages.
Call for an intake.

VictimLink BC

T: 1-800-563-0808

Toll-free, confidential, multilingual services for victims of crime needing information or support. Available 24/7.

MCFD Child Protection Services


Call if you think a child or youth (under 19 years of age) is being abused

Seniors Abuse & Information Line

T: 1-866-437-1940

Call  7 days/week (8 AM – 8 PM) for a referral to legal
advocacy and other programs.

Services for LGBTQI2S+



Contact ANKORS to inquire about services that may be available in this community.

Trans Connect

A transgender, intersex, and gender diverse support program through ANKORS


Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit folks looking for a sense of community coming together to meet, guide, and support each other.

Services for Francophones


Relie les Francophones et les Francophiles grâce a des activités socioculturelles, éducatives et communautaires.

Annuaire des services en français en CB

Le moyen le plus simple pour trouver un professionnel en français près de chez vous

Fédération des Francophones de la CB

L’organisation mère des 40 Associations Francophones partout en CB.


Vivre en Colombie-Britannique

Programme d’immigration pour les Francophones en CB.


Développez vos compétences en Anglais grâce à ce programme d’Anglais Langue Seconde.

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy

Support aux citoyens de tous âges à améliorer leurs compétences en littératie afin de s’engager dans leur apprentissage tout au long de leur vie.(Castlegar Office)

Conseil Scolaire Francophone de CB

Conseil Scolaire pour toutes les écoles Francophones de la CB.


Connecter les Francophones aux professionnels de la santé en CB.


Services de soutien aux femmes Francophones victimes de violence en CB/Yukon.

Services for Young Adults

Castlegar and District Community Services Society

Counselling programs for children, Victim Services, Outreach and Support for Women.

Options for Sexual Health

A clinic for confidential, non-judgemental, and youth-friendly
sexual and reproductive health services (all ages, genders, and orientations).

ARC Programs

Support, intervention, treatment and rehabilitative services for children,
youth and families.

Castlegar Youth Action Network

Youth-led events, activities, and community involvement for youth

Freedom Quest Youth Services

Counselling and Programming for Youth

Foundry BC

Free and confidential support for young people ages 12-24 with mental health care and social services – both in person and online all across BC.

Kids Help Phone


Children and teens can speak to a counsellor day or night.

Suicide Prevention


Call anytime if anyone needs to talk about suicidal thoughts or ideas.

Youth in BC Distress Line

1-866-872-0113 (toll-free)

Speak with counsellors and trained volunteers who are committed to helping youth in crisis, 24 hours a day.

Find out more

Smart Launch is a free program for
Young Adults that offers
and job search support.

Find out more

Get paid to get trained!
Employment training for young adults
between the ages of 15 and 30.


Community Futures - Central Kootenay

Small business loans, business counseling and specialized services to start or grow a business.

Columbia Basin Trust

Grants and programs that support the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin.

Make a Change

Self-employment and technical skills training programs for persons with disabilities or with barriers to employment.

Upper Columbia Co-operative Council

Works locally with co-ops to strengthen and raise awareness of the region’s vibrant co-op sector.

Women’s Enterprise Centre

Non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women start, lead and grow their own business.

Kootenay Association for Science & Technology

Non-ptofit tech association that leads local economic development through technology and innovation.

Disability Services

BC Association for Community Living

Promotes the participation of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life

Canadian Society for Social Development

Employment and skills training for persons facing challenges to employment.

Community Futures - Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Small business loans for people with disabilities who are interested in starting their own business.

Neil Squire Society

Computer assistive technologies, research and development, and employment programs for persons with physical disabilities

Disability Alliance BC

Supports people with all disabilities to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community.