We’re Hiring!

We are expanding our list of Casual Early Childhood Educators for the StrongStart Early Learning program at Fruitvale Elementary School.  Qualifications include a diploma in Early Childhood Education plus a current BC License to Practice, as well as experience working with preschool children in a group setting and excellent communication skills with adults and children.

This posting closes at 4pm on Thursday March 8th.

Please click the link below to open a PDF with the full details.

StrongStart Casual 2018



Spring 2018 Crisis Line Training

The Interior Crisis Line has a few openings for Volunteers.

Potential volunteers will receive training and supportive mentoring to hone their skills and build confidence.  Applicants should have a supportive, non-judgmental attitude and be able to set personal boundaries.

The next 4 day training is scheduled for: March 24 & 25 and Apr 7 & 8, 2018

Please download the application form which can be found here .  Completed forms should be dropped off, faxed, or mailed to our Columbia Ave office, or may be scanned and e-mailed to the Crisis Line co-ordinator using the Contact form on our About Us page.

Spring 2018 Volunteer Tax Prep

For over 10 years, we have been honored to offer space in our buildings during March and April for the annual Volunteer Tax Return Preparation service for low income individuals.

However, this service has become very popular and outgrown us.  They have moved the Wednesday morning location to the Canadian Legion building just a few doors down from us at 2141 Columbia Ave.  See below for more info or a PDF of the schedule can be downloaded through the following link:  Spring 2018 Volunteer tax prep schedule. 

We applaud all the dedicated Volunteers who have made this essential service accessible to our community and wish them all the best in their new location.



Sharing the Spirit of Christmas

Thank you Amec Foster Wheeler employees!

FAIR Executive Director Janet MacNeil (centre) and Receptionist Noma Kurulok (third from the right) were recently invited to Amec Foster Wheeler’s offices in Trail for a special gift.

Amec Foster Wheeler employees raised over $1,000.00 at their annual Christmas Party silent auction and chose FAIR as the recipient of this year’s funds.

Merry Christmas Amec!