Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services

Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services was incorporated as a provincial non-profit society in 1974 and as a federally Registered Charitable Organization in 1983.

The Society was originally formed to deliver homemaker services to the Nakusp area, and since then has grown to become a multi-program agency encompassing Arrow, Slocan and Trout Lakes region from Edgewood to Nakusp to Silverton. About 6,000 people live and work in the area, and our services impact a wide range of the local population, from children to seniors.

To contact us, phone 250-265-3674.

Our Programs

Community Services
We provide information, activities, transportation, counselling, employment, food, shelter, and referrals to people from all walks of life, newborns to seniors throughout the region.
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Our WorkBC Employment Services Centre offers client centered, integrated services and supports that are responsive, inclusive and accessible to ensure that everyone has access to the supports and services so they can get back to work quickly. Read more…

Regional Transit
Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services provides in and out of town transportation, and dispatching services for many bus routes in West Kootenay and Creston Valley Transit. Read more….

Our Vision

A vibrant, thriving and supportive community.


Working together to provide innovative services and solutions that respond to what is important to our communities.

Core Values

We take pride and joy in our work and value:

  • Compassion: We are kind, caring and willing to help others.
  • Accountability: We take responsibility for our own actions and behaviours.
  • Respect: We show consideration for the diversity and beliefs of others.
  • Efficacy: We have the knowledge, skills, experience and capacity to produce the desired effect.

Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services is a non-profit society accountable to the community through a volunteer board of directors.