About North Shore Community Resources

Founded in 1976, North Shore Community Resources Society is a registered not-for-profit under the Society Act of British Columbia and a registered charity regulated by the Canada Revenue Agency.

NSCR’s mandate is to promote a healthy, strong and connected community by serving residents and organizations on the North Shore which comprises the District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, Bowen Island and Lions Bay. NSCR pursues its mandate by providing a broad spectrum of resources and services to residents of North Shore municipalities with programing for families and children, seniors, information and referral, volunteer connections, legal information and advocacy, and more.

Child and Parent ResourcesNSCR programs for families and children focus on child care and parent information including the Child Care Resource and Referral program, Community Action Program for Children, Connect for Kids community planning tables and the mobile Wheels program. We also produce the Children and Family Directory.

SeniorsNSCR supports seniors through our Caregiver Support program, Seniors One Stop (which produces the Seniors’ Directory) and our Better at Home program which provides a range of services for seniors to remain in their own homes.

Information North Shore is a service that is a clearinghouse for information about North Shore services and resources. It includes the Green Book, a listing of over 600 resources for residents of the North Shore. We coordinate the Interagency Network, an inclusive network of all North Shore service agencies that serves to share information and coordinate programming. We provide information and advocacy for affordable housing through the Community Housing Action Committee.

Volunteer North Shore connects individuals seeking volunteer opportunities with those organizations that need volunteers. We also produce the North Shore Youth Volunteer Directory.

Legal Services:  NSCR Legal Advocates assist low income individuals with legal issues that affect their basic well-being such as employment, benefits and housing. The program also provides more general information about family law and other legal issues and provides public legal education workshops.

Funding:  NSCR is funded through generous grants from all levels of government, community and private foundations, corporate sponsors and charitable donations. If you would like to donate to or sponsor our work, please contact Murray Mollard, Executive Director.

History: North Shore Community Resources was formed in 1976 from two organizations: the North Shore Volunteer Centre and the North Shore Information Centre, both of which were offshoots of the North Shore United Way. The new organization was called the North Shore Volunteer and Information Centre. As the organization began to provide more diverse services, the organization decided to adopt a more descriptive name in 1990: North Shore Community Services. In 2000, as a result of an amalgamation between North Shore Child Care Resource and Referral program and NS Community Services, our name was changed to current North Shore Community Resources Societys.

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Funded By:
Ministry of Children and Family Development
City of North Vancouver
District of North Vancouver
District of West Vancouver