Whistler Community Services Society
Who We Are
Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS) has supported Whistler’s social health and wellness since 1989.
Along with grants and donations, we built social enterprises – Thrift Stores to fund programs that respond to the community’s social and emotional wellness needs while diverting over one tonne every day from landfill.
As a non-profit with charitable status, we rely on the generosity of volunteers and donors to support community members where they need it most, like the Whistler Food Bank, Outreach Services, Connect Whistler and 20 other programs and services.
We are change-makers, listeners, collaborators, influencers, thrifters and upcyclers. Living in the Sea to Sky corridor, we’re also hikers, bikers, paddlers, skiers, riders, sledders and just generally, nature-lovers.
We can relate to the ups and downs of living in a resort town; and our goal is to meet individuals wherever they’re at. Our front-line staff is trained to listen and offer support for those who need it most.
Why We Are Involved
WCSS is clear on our purpose – supporting, providing and advocating for an inclusive, healthy and resilient community. Through peer advocacy, systems advocacy and “doing the right thing” advocacy, we continue to be a catalyst for change for systemic shortfalls in mental health challenges, food security and environmental services.
As part of our work in creating and building a safe, inclusive and accessible workplace within our organization, we provide employees opportunities by offering training. Having an understanding and an awareness of Neurodiversity is one of the important work towards creating an inclusive community.
We value investing and taking the collaborative work by being part of the “Community of Accessible Employers.”
We are currently working on inviting a facilitator for an in-person, organizational employee training on “Neurodiversity in the Workplace.”
We are committed to learning new methods in best practices related to accessibility and inclusion.