Incorporated as a non-profit society in 1984, PREP serves the Powell River community as an "umbrella" organization.
PREP's history and mandate include creating, developing, and ensuring the delivery of community-based social service and health programs that meet local needs. PREP has sponsored and administered a range of initiatives, encompassing both short-and-long-term programs and projects.
PREP's experience includes working with a variety of community organizations, 3 levels of government and a range of ministries, as well as business and labour sectors. Participation of stakeholders is welcome and encouraged through community steering and advisory committees.
PREP is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of volunteers who represent a cross-section of the community such as health, education, social services, legal sectors, and the business community. The broad representation enables the Board to examine issues from different perspectives and make decisions that are based on the collective knowledge, expertise, and experience that individual board members bring to the organization.