LIFT creates, develops, and delivers both short-term and long-term community-based programs and services that meet local needs with a progressive approach and excellent record of service. Lift Community Services provides a wide range of community services to the Powell River area that focus on employment, food security, literacy, family and parenting support, immigrant services, cultural diversity initiatives, and drop in services for underserved and underprivileged community members.
In addition to providing outreach services, LIFT operates the local Work BC centre, the Community Resource Centre, Powell River Immigrant Services, the Food Security Project, and the Family Place, as well as the nook social enterprise cafe and the Dr. Elsie Paul Literacy Centre (both located at the Powell River Public Library).
LIFT collaborates with a variety of community organizations, four levels of government, a range of ministries, and the labour and business sectors. Participation of stakeholders is welcomed and encouraged through community steering and advisory committees. The organization is incorporated as a BC Society.
LIFT is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of volunteers who represent a cross-section of the community such as health, education, social services, business, and legal sectors. 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.