Supporting You on Your Journey

At the heart of what we do is simply caring about people.

We Are Here For You

Our mission to enrich the lives of people in the community through advocacy, programs, and partnerships.

We are an inclusive, non-profit, multi-service organization that assists people in all stages of life in the Ladysmith community.

Whether you are here to find a resource to support you or you want to volunteer or donate. From parenting classes and support for seniors to a food bank and shelter services, we offer something for everyone.


Food Bank

Open for distribution on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and starting March 7th Thursdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Heart on the Hill apartments: LRCA’s latest project offers excitement and community

Interest in the LRCA's Heart on the Hill affordable housing project was certainly high. A well-attended public grand opening was held March 25. Check this web page for details about the project and when certain categories of Heart on the Hill suites will now become available.
You are amazing


As an organization, we welcome your support and willingness to help and endeavour to fit you wherever your strengths may lie.

Make a difference


The LRCA relies on your generous donations to continue to offer our programs and services FREE of charge to the community.

We'd love to have you


Becoming a member of our society as a  strong membership allows us to show our funders that we have solid support for our programs and services.

Board Member Volunteers

Job Summary

The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association is seeking volunteers to act as Board members for the organization.

We are looking for a diverse group of individuals with an interest in supporting and promoting all of the LRCA programs and services. We are particularly looking for individuals with some knowledge of finances, strategic planning or governance, but other skills or interests are needed as well.

Time commitment is 1 meeting/month plus optional committee commitments. For further information please contact President at

Latest News

Better Together Volunteer Fair!

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Gandhi This awesome community event is happening on Sunday! Stop by for a coffee and check out all the fun volunteer opportunities our community has to offer! Volunteering is a great way to meet friends and connect with your…

Affordable Counselling Program Returns!

We are very happy to announce that our counselling program has returned and we are accepting new clients. Email or call 250-245-3079 to book a free intake appointment.

Day of Service

A special event is happening in our community! This is for anyone who is experiencing homelessness or in need of support. Please join us at the Heart on the Hill community space for a day of service. Please call 250-245-3079 if you would like more information 
How does it work?

Seniors Medical Transportation

LRCA van

Medical rides to Duncan and Nanaimo are available to Ladysmith residents only. We need 10 days notice to arrange volunteers.
Call us at 250-245-3079.

About Us

It all began early in 1992 at a meeting of the Ladysmith Inter-Agency Liaison Committee, a group of representatives from the government-mandated agencies formed in the early 1970s to maximize cooperation among the agencies while minimizing the duplication of services.

In 1992, this group pooled some of their own money and decided to form a non-profit association to try to deal with these recurring situations. This became the foundation of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association.

Read more about our history HERE (PDF).