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
An inclusive community that embraces diversity and equality, where all members belong.
Supporting and empowering individuals and families to live full lives.
Each person is unique.
Accepting our individual differences.
Everyone is treated with dignity.
Every person has strengths, abilities, and value.
Accepting everyone for who they are.
The right to be a citizen of our community.
Having the support and freedom to make our own choices.
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 1956.
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.
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.