Our Programs

The LRCA is a non-profit charity that serves unique and diverse individuals and families by offering resources and services that enhance the quality of life in Ladysmith and surrounding area.  The LRCA has a renewed mission, a purposeful direction to “enrich the lives of the people in the community through advocacy, programs and partnerships.”


Food Bank & Security

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 right to safe shelter and secure, affordable housing.



Services are available. Please call 250-245-3079 to make an appointment. Volunteer senior peer counsellors will provide services to seniors experiencing difficulties in many areas.

Family & Youth (children aged 6-12)

Family Support

Family & Youth Support Services is an intervention program designed to address familial stress, reduce negative outcomes, and positively impact behaviours in those families referred through the Family & Youth Support Services Screening Committee.

You are not alone

Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice services are currently offered via phone conference, video conference or in-person following current CDC guidelines.

Healthy self worth and connections


Counselling sessions are currently offered via phone and video conferencing. To learn more or request support, please call the LRCA offices at 250-245-3079 to arrange an appointment.


Victim Support

To offer free and confidential support services to all Victims and Witnesses of crime and traumatic events in a courteous and timely manner.

Basic living needs

Housing Support

To support members in Ladysmith in core housing needs by building capacity and providing support for individuals and families to secure and sustain healthy and appropriate housing.

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.

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).