About NEXUS

About NEXUS

We’re a registered charity that supports all people in the Kootenays to live in a more inclusive community, with connections for life.

About Us

From securing employment, to building meaningful relationships, to finding housing options that empower you, we’re here to help you thrive. Our rich history and accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities guide us in how to best serve you and your family. Together with our team of dedicated employees, we are committed to delivering services that reflect our vision, mission and values.

Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision

An inclusive community that embraces diversity and equality, where all members belong.

Our Mission

Supporting and empowering individuals and families to live full lives.

Our Values

Diversity

Diversity

Each person is unique.
Accepting our individual differences.

Respect

Respect

Everyone is treated with dignity.
Every person has strengths, abilities, and value.

Belonging

Belonging

Accepting everyone for who they are.
The right to be a citizen of our community.

Choice

Choice

Having the support and freedom to make our own choices.

Our Story

In the early 1950s, Dr. William James Endicott’s Kootenay Society for Handicapped Children became the first of its kind in the region: a group advocating for inclusive community. This Society created chapters throughout the Kootenays, many of which became their own independent non- profits and societies.

Among these was the Cranbrook Society for Community Living. This family-driven Society formed in 1956 to advocate for the inclusion of their children with developmental differences. With time, this Society became as diverse in its service offerings as the individuals it supports.

Another of Dr. Endicott’s chapters developed into the Creston Society for Community Living. This Society began supporting adults with diverse abilities in 19XX.

NEXUS represents the merging of these two Societies in 2021. United by a common purpose and a shared history, they combine their experience, resources, and reach to help people across the Kootenays live in inclusive communities.

Our Accreditations

We are an accredited organization with CARF International. CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) ensures high standards of quality in social services all over the world.

We are also members of Inclusion BC, a provincial organization that advocates for the rights and opportunities of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

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