Get to Know Us
Responding to the needs of the community by supporting local residents.
Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society has been providing a broad range of professional integrated social services to Revelstoke and the surrounding community for more than 20 years. As an organization, we respect the diversity, capacity and strengths of the people we serve, our community and our co-workers. We recognize the integrity and unique natures of individuals and value the human capacity for growth and change: we strongly believe people are the experts in their own lives. As such we take into account an individual’s physical, mental and social experiences engaging in a whole system of beliefs rather than its individual components.
The work we do as an organization is to respond to the needs of the community by supporting the local residents, seeing them as the experts in their lives. We see people as separate from problems and are always seeking to understand and work to reduce the influence of the obstacles to people’s preferred lives. Every person we meet comes with their own story and individual meaning from what they have or are experiencing, they know their stories best and have the right to tell it in their words and terms.
Our work is grounded in collaborative, relational practice, with ethics and justice at the forefront of how we see the work and respond to community, group, family, and individual needs. We work alongside people in direct practice services; work with community partners and groups in local and regional community development work; and we work with systems, policies, and processes that influence the lives of the people we support directly and indirectly.
We are committed to collaborative and collective processes of practice and always seek to learn and critically reflect, on an ongoing basis. In taking a collective approach to offering support and connection our hope is to continually foster a sense of belonging. The approach aims to build and sustain a supportive work environment and an experience of accessing services that is inclusive, and supportive across the entire community, all ages, all stories within our service delivery objectives.
We are currently in the processing of creating a new Strategic Plan.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
The Mission of Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society is to support individuals and families in our community by providing and advocating for accessible, responsive social services.
In providing our services we value:
- Human Dignity
- Connection to Community
- Individuals & Families
By 2022, Community Connections will continue to be recognized by our community, the region and the province as a leader for the provision of quality, responsive and socially just social services
Our Board of Directors
- Aimee Schalles – Chair Person
- Robert Lamont – Secretary/Treasurer
- Michelle Gabriele – Director, Vice Chair
- Donnelle Lang – Director
- Gill MacLachlan – Director
- Peter Dixon – Director
Our Executive Director
Thank you for stopping by, reaching out, joining in, and sharing your stories with us. As an organization, we are here as a team to respond to the social needs of the community and seek to do that in a relational and collaborative way with the people we serve.
– Sheena Bell, MSW, RSW
Community Connections receives funding and community support from various individuals, businesses and agencies, including but not limited to, the following:
- BC Association of Farmer’s Markets
- BC Gaming Grants
- BC Housing
- Canadian Pacific Railway
- City of Revelstoke
- Columbia Basin Trust
- Community Living British Columbia
- Food Banks BC
- Food Banks Canada
- Interior Health
- Ministry for Children and Family Development
- Public Safety & Solicitor General
- Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation
- Revelstoke Community Foundation
- Revelstoke Credit Union
- Revelstoke Early Childhood Development Committee
- Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary Society
- Revelstoke Mountain Resort
- Royal Canadian Legion Branch #46
- School District #19 (Revelstoke)
- United Way
- Whitevalley Community Resource Centre
- Downie Timber and Selkirk Cedar
- Take to Heart Sawmill
- Revelstoke Baptist Church
- Real Estate Foundation of BC
- Community Food Centres Canada
- Numerous community and corporate grants, and private donations from community members
Community Connections staff also sit as members on various steering and community planning committees
Our Standards (CARF®)
CARF® Accreditation demonstrates a provider’s commitment to continuously improve service quality and to focus on the satisfaction of the persons served.
CARF® International is an independent accrediting body of health and human services. CARF-accredited service providers have applied CARF’s comprehensive set of standards for quality to their business and service delivery practices. This means that they have demonstrated conformance to proven standards for business practices and are committed to continuous quality improvement. Each provider’s commitment to excellence is periodically evaluated on site and reconfirmed annually.CARF’s leading-edge standards are developed collaboratively with involvement of professionals and consumers just like you. CARF encourages individuals with many perspectives to take part in developing these standards.
Accreditation valid through to November 30, 2023.
Box 2880, 314 Second St East,
Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0
Mon to Thurs 8.30am - 4.30pm
Friday 8.30am - 12.30pm
Box 2880, 416 Second St West
Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0
Food Pick Up
Mon 11am - 12pm
Wed 5pm - 6pm
Fri 11am - 12pm
Mon 10am - 1pm
Wed 3pm - 6pm
Friday 10am - 1pm
Phone: 250 837 2920
Fax: 250 837 2909