Everyone deserves to feel safe and included in their chosen community. At Connective, we see a path forward for everyone, with opportunities to learn, grow and develop—on their own terms, and at their own pace. Connective is committed to facilitating transformative social change in communities across BC and the Yukon—and to reframing how society thinks about people facing systemic barriers.
The Connective approach is person-centered, holistic and community-based. Over the past 90 years, we’ve woven a strong social safety net that addresses the needs of everyone who walks through our doors. Our services include reintegration support, housing and homelessness prevention, employment, outreach, Community Living and other community-based services that create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities. In our continuum of support, people can find what they need to move forward—and access assistance with navigating challenging social systems. In us, people find an advocate willing to work tirelessly to help them overcome barriers and achieve their goals.
Connective is here for everyone—at every stage, in any circumstance. We’re not afraid to take a chance and go where others won’t. To roll up our sleeves and connect the dots. To work collaboratively with our vast network of partners to ensure no one slips through the cracks.
Connective’s work on the ground is a foundation to affect lasting social change. For all.
We’re pleased to share that the John Howard Society Thompson Region changed its name to Connective. We have a long history of working closely with the Kamloops team and are honoured to now share a name and brand.
Kamloops has seen exponential growth in their service delivery. Through extensive self-reflection and consultation, they recognized the need for a new name that better reflected the scope of their services and their vision for the future. Connective speaks to the diversity and inclusivity of their services, and aligns their name with the incredible work that they do in the Kamloops community.
We’re so excited to expand our Connective community and to have the opportunity to work together to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all.
A safe, healthy, and inclusive community for all.
We strengthen communities by supporting people experiencing barriers so they can achieve greater independence.
Inclusive - We create an environment where everyone can feel welcome and respected
Accountable - We are responsive, take responsibility for our actions, and honour our commitments
Person-Centered - We adapt our approach to the individual and use empathy and compassion in all of our interactions
Collaborative - We engage and work closely with others - both within and outside our organization
Determined - We are passionate, do not shy away from tough challenges, and respond to setbacks with a renewed drive to succeed
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity
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We are thankful to receive funding and grants from community members, government, and private sector partners in addition to other sources. For more details on the funding that we receive, please refer to our financial statement or contact us.
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