The Powell River Employment Program (PREP) Society has been operating in Powell River as a non-profit organization since 1984. PREP acts as an umbrella organization providing administration for a wide range of community-based services and programs, such as employment, mental health, literacy, community resource, and parenting support programs.




Immigrant Services Office

• information and referral

• consultation and crisis support

• assisted access to services

• assistance with immigration and other documents and forms

The Learning Centre

• ESL tutoring, group classes, and Parents’ Group

• community orientation sessions and workshops

• bridging resources for community services

• cultural celebrations and social events 

All services and programs are FREE.

For more information or to volunteer as a tutor, please call, email, or drop by on a Tuesday or Thursday morning between 10 and 11:30 am.

These programs and services are made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

CONTACT

  • Office location: The Learning Centre
    4727 Marine Avenue, Powell River (above the Bank of Montreal)
  • Mail: 103-4511 Marine Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 2K5
  • Phone:  604-485-2004
  • Email: pris@prepsociety.org
Babies Open New Doors - BOND

Babies Open New Doors - BOND BOND is a Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program that promotes positive lifestyle choices for pregnant women in the Powell River area who have identified lifestyle risk factors.

BOND offers ongoing support during pregnancy and for 6 months after delivery, information on pregnancy, delivery, breast-feeding and newborn care, referrals to other community programs and services, individual nutrition counselling as required, weekly food vouchers and vitamin supplements, cooking demonstrations and easy recipes to make at home, and more. Call us, email, or see our webpage for more information.


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Powell River Family Place
Family Place in Powell River, BC

Powell River Family Place / Resource Program welcomes all families with young children. It is a child-friendly, comfortable and safe place where families with young children can: meet and make new friends, gain a sense of community, and find on-going support and assistance to raise happy, healthy children.

We offer informal drop-in, computer access for adults, as well as low or no-cost special programming such as Parent-Child Mother Goose, Toddler Time, Rhythm Circle Time, and "Open Space" for parents. Visit our webpage for more information, or come visit us in the Town Centre Mall! Drop-in is Tuesday thru Thursday from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm, and Friday from 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

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Career Link in Powell River, BC
Career Link in Powell River, BC Career Link assists job seekers and employers to achieve employment goals. The agency works with community partners to respond to emerging needs and opportunities with creativity and professionalism.

We offer a variety of services including career counselling, a variety of workshops, a job board, wage subsidy and other programs. Come visit us on Marine Avenue or check out our website for more information.

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Powell River Food Security Project
Powell River Food Security Project The Food Security Project originated with the Powell River Food Security Coalition, which is a networking group that started in 1998 as an aid in communication and community capacity-building among agencies and individuals in the region concerned with food security issues. Food Securty Project goals are to:
  • Promote awareness of value of local food, by
    • Encouraging and supporting increased local food production;
    • Encouraging and supporting increased access to local food;
  • Help develop more food-producing gardens in the community;
  • Educate and reach out into the community;
  • Network & help build a healthy community around food;
  • Develop regional policies that support the above goals.
CONTACT
  • Location: 4727 Marine Avenue, Powell River (above the Bank of Montreal)
  • Mail: #103, 4511 Marine Avenue, Powell River, BC, Canada V8A 2K5
  • Phone: 604-485-2004
  • Fax: 604-485-9244
  • Email: fsp@prepsociety.org
  • Blog: http://prfoodsecurity.org/

The Literacy Outreach Coordinator (LOC) is supported by provincial funding, and is mandated to help increase local awareness of the importance of literacy, and literacy issues.  In Powell River, PREP administers the LOC and the work of the LOC is guided by the Powell River Literacy Council, which is a coalition of community partners whose mission is to enhance and promote literacy and lifelong learning in the region.

If you are interested in learning more, or if you would like to become a member of the Literacy Council, please contact the Literacy Outreach Coordinator at literacypr@prepsociety.org.

CONTACT

  • Location: The Learning Centre
    4727 Marine Avenue, Powell River (above the Bank of Montreal)
  • Mail: #103, 4511 Marine Avenue, Powell River, BC, Canada V8A 2K5
  • Phone: 604-485-2004
  • Fax: 604-485-9244
  • Email: literacypr@prepsociety.org
  • Website: www.powellriverliteracy.ca
CALL - Community Adult Literacy & Learning in Powell River

Community Adult Literacy & Learning is a one-on-one tutoring program for adults in Powell River. We match learners and volunteer tutors so that they can upgrade their skills in basic reading, writing, spelling, math or computers. All our services are free and confidential.

Interested in being a tutor or learner? Give Deb a call or email her at call@prepsociety.org.

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BUILDING COMMON GROUND

The Powell River Diversity Initiative creates, sponsors, and promotes diversity-related projects and programs that increase awareness of diversity, provide diversity education and foster an inclusive and safe community. A community steering committee guides PRDI.

Projects include: A Documentary on Diversity, Intercultural Parenting Needs Assessment, Open Cultural Exchange, Safe Harbour - Respect for All.

For more information, contact us by email, call us, or drop by our offices above the Bank of Montreal on Marine Avenue.

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Sunshine Coast Treatment Services has been providing individual physician-directed methadone treatment services in Powell River since 2002. The program works in partnership with a certified physician, Vancouver Coastal Health - Public Health, and Ministry of Housing and Social Development. Patient fees are covered through MHSD, Tla'Amin Health Services, private insurance and patients themselves. Adjunct services include counseling, hepatology, and referrals. Call us to make an appointment.

CONTACT
  • Mail: 103-4511 Marine Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 2K5
  • Telephone/Fax: 604-485-7983
  • Email: scts@prepsociety.org

The Powell River Community Resource Centre is a central location offering community programs and resources for all community members.

Programs include the Demonstration Garden, gardening and cooking workshops, the Harmony Cafe drop-in, computer access, volunteer opportunities, and monthly art exhibits. The Poverty Law Advocate is co-located at CRC.

For more information, call us at 604-485-0992, or check out our website - or visit us on Joyce Avenue (daily drop-in is 10 - 4 pm Monday, and 12 - 4 pm Tuesday thru Friday).

CONTACT

  • Location: 4752 Joyce Avenue, Powell River
  • Mail: 103-4511 Marine Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 2K5
  • Phone: 604 485-0992
  • Fax: 604-485-0995
  • Email: manager@prcrc.org
  • Webpage: www.prcrc.org