Welcome to Capilano Community Services Society
Connecting People with Community
Capilano Community Services Society is a registered non-profit society serving the three municipalities on the North Shore: the District and City of North Vancouver, as well as the District of West Vancouver. The organization began in 1970 as a grassroots response to the needs of the Lower and Upper Capilano Area for support to both youth and seniors in the community.
Today, we continue to serve a large number of North Shore residents through targeted outreach Youth Programs, Seniors’ Hub Programs, and the Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program. We also provide administrative support services to five other non-profits who rent space in the same building. With a small staff and a budget of $400,000, we rely heavily on individual, community and business donations, as well as municipal, provincial gaming, and federal funding. With the direction of our Board Members and over 200 volunteers, we recently celebrated more than 40 years of service to the community.
Our programs include;
- Youth Outreach Program (Handsworth, Carson Graham, Community Learning Program, Norgate and Capilano Elementary, the youth drop-in centre at William Griffin Recreation Centre).
- Seniors’ Hub Outreach – average age 88. Our bus, “Doris Too”, takes seniors to malls and shopping programs. Social activities take place in the community.
- The Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program provides over 6,300 pieces of equipment to North Shore residents annually.
- We provide administrative support services to five other non-profits who rent space in the community wing.