Happy birthday to us! - LIFT - Community Services

Happy birthday to us!

Believe it or not, Lift turns 40 this year!

We were founded as Powell River Employment Programs (PREP) Society back in 1984 by a small group of local women who wanted to increase local employment opportunities for women in qathet Region. In fact, that was our first program: Work Opportunities for Women!

From there, our programming expanded into mental health supports, parenting support, and child and youth programs. Today we offer over a dozen programs in qathet Region – from employment services and family supports, to housing and community health and more. We’ve always been by community, for community, and as community needs have evolved so have we!

Throughout 2024 we’ll be celebrating our community impact over the past 40 years with various community events. We hope you’ll join us – check out our events page to see what we have planned!

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We live and work on the homelands and territories of the Tla’amin People. We honour the land, the Tla’amin People, and their treaty and continually seek to strengthen our relationship and responsibilities to them as guests in the territory.