Creston's Non-Profit Orgs

It is obvious to anyone that has seen Creston that there is something very special about the area. That awareness and the very proactive nature of the residents ensure the valley is protected and nurtured.

I have read that 60% of the population here volunteer every single year. However, living 7 years in this community we have yet to find a single resource that offers a comprehensive guide to all the organizations available to get involved with.

Thus, I spent roughly 2 years putting together the long list below for Creston Valley (BC, Canada) residents and visitors to enjoy. 

Please do message me if you have the URL's to those I've missed, or other info on local organizations to add to this list. Especially lacking, are resources for helping the homeless and hungry. 

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Organizations Within the Creston Valley (BC, Canada) 

4 H Club: Youth organization focusing on food and agriculture

Air Cadets: Meets every Wednesday at the Creston Fire Hall

Alcoholics Anonymous: Support for addictions

Arthritis Society of BC, Creston Branch – 127 195 Ave N

BC Lung Association: Searching for cures to lung diseases, teaching kids about the dangers of tobacco, fighting for clean air, and more.

Blossom Festival: Annual public festival in May

Blossom Valley Singers: Community choir

Canyon Community Association: Park and community improvement group

Central Kootenay SpayNeuter Animal Program (S.N.A.P) 

Cresteramics Society for the Handicapped

Creston & District Health Council: Long term health care and housing

Creston & District Historical and Museum Society: Collects and preserves physical evidence of that history, and uses its collections to present that history to the public.

Creston & District Society for Community Living: support and services for individuals with disabilities in the Creston Valley

Creston Community Band

Creston Community Auditory Society

Creston Community Forest 

Creston Kaminoho Society: Supporting student and cultural exchange between Creston and it s sister city Kaminoho, Japan.

Creston Kootenay Foundation: Encouraging the flow of resources to meet community needs via the management of permanent endowment funds, distributing the proceeds to a variety of social or environmental causes, events, or other community needs.

Creston Valley Cruisers: Car enthusiasts

Creston Valley Fall Fair: Annual public festival in the fall season

Creston Valley Family Literacy: Offers numerous literacy related programs for all ages, including immigrants.

Creston Valley Family Place: Settlement services for newcomers to Canada that help support their integration into their new community

Creston Valley Food Action Coalition: Network of local food producers, agricultural agencies and concerned citizens

Creston Valley Gleaners: Manages a variety of projects to raise funds for local needs, including running the local food bank and 2 thrift shops.

Creston Valley Hospital & Health Center– 312 15th Ave N

Creston Valley Hospital Tuck Shop: Volunteer run, craft themed shop to raise funds for the hospital

Creston Valley Kootenay Lake Economic Action Partnership

Creston Valley Masonic Lodge

Creston Valley Public Art Connect

Creston Valley Volunteer Bank – also – Volunteer Creston

Creston Valley Wildlife Management Action Fund

Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance: Manages the arts, culture and heritage granting programs on behalf of the Columbia Basin Trust.

Community Action Program: Works to build the capacity of communities by mobilizing resources and providing supportive social services

Dan McMurray Community Seed Bank: Community seed saving group

East Kootenay Crisis Line: 24-hour service fields calls that deal with a variety of mental health issues, such as suicide, stressors in relationships, and domestic violence

Elks Club

Ericson Golden Agers Association

Flying Club: Attracting people to flying

Friends of Kootenay Lake: Stewardship organization for sustainable management of the Kootenay Lake

Fields Forward Initiative

Full Plate Committee: Bringing growers, producers, artists and media together

Handy Capable Housing Society: Services for differently abled individuals

Junior Achievement: Inspiring young people to strive for a proactive life

Knights of Columbus: Focuses on charity, unity and fraternity

Kootenay Employment Services Society: Connecting people with employment opportunities and business training 

Kootenai Community Centre Society: Provides shelter and outreach services to women and children suffering from abuse and violence
Kootenay Lake Sustainable Boating Society: Protects marine environment

Kootenay Region Association for Community Living: Improving quality of life in the community

Legacy Builders of Creston: Grace Christian Fellowship Center 2416 Cedar St.

Legion: 137 11th Ave N

Meals on Wheels: Home delivery of nutritious meals

North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society: Providing services and programs that enhance quality of life in the region – or –

Quilters Guild: Connects quilters; offers meetings, workshops and idea exchanges

Riondel Parks and Recreation

South Kootenay Anglers Society: Celebrating diverse fishing in the region

Swan Valley Lodge: Elderly, palliative care

The Community Arts Council of Creston: An umbrella organization for arts and culture

Toastmasters: Improve speaking abilities and aids entrepreneurs through peer encouragement, programs and projects.

Trails for Creston Valley Society: Creating, maintaining and improving trail systems

Trefoil Guild: a.k.a Girl Guides

West Creston Fire Protection Society

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