Core Beliefs and Values
What we believe in and the standards we hold.
The LRCA believes that all people, at all times, have the right to have access to the resources, capabilities, choices, security and power necessary for the enjoyment of an adequate standard of living.
The LRCA believes that all people, at all times, have a fundamental right to physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs for an active and healthy life.
The LRCA believes that all people, at all times, have a fundamental human right to safe shelter and secure and affordable housing.
The LRCA believes that all people thrive best when they are connected. Connection creates a sense of belonging and builds strong community.
We believe in providing learning opportunities for staff and volunteers. We are advocates of strategic planning for the future in alignment with our vision.
Our staff, volunteers, clients and supporters are the heart of our organization. We actively recognize their contributions and celebrate our individual and shared successes.
We strive to be the cornerstone of the community where people come together to collaborate, take collective action and generate solutions to common problems.
We act consistently with our values of being honest and transparent in what we do and say, and accept responsibility for our collective and individual actions.
We celebrate, respect, and include all communities, people, cultures, and religions. Our programs offer services through all stages of life. We strive for equitable access to resources.
Everything we do, we do with a passion for making the connections that strengthen our community – connection that make the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
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).