Sources Community Resources Society is an internationally-accredited, community-based non-profit organization. We have been providing help, encouragement and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, Prince George, Parksville and beyond since 1978.
At SOURCES, we are committed to learning about, celebrating and incorporating Indigenous knowledge into our practices as we continue our work in truth, reconciliation and resurgence.
We acknowledge that our work takes place on the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples and our offices are located on the lands of the Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, Katzie and Tsawwassen First Nations in the Lower Mainland; the Lheidli T’enneh, part of the Dakelh (Carrier) First Nations in the North; and the Coast Salish peoples including the Qualicum First Nation on Vancouver Island. We are honoured to be part of these communities and many more.
We touch the lives of thousands of individuals and families across the Lower Mainland, Northern British Columbia and Vancouver Island every year. To serve them, our team of dedicated staff and devoted volunteers offer a variety of social wellness programs and services through more than 20 locations, including Community Resource Centres, that are continually expanding to meet individual and community needs.
Our Mission is to promote:
We welcome people of all genders, races, cultures, ethnicities and abilities. We strive to create more vibrant and resilient communities by offering support to children, youth, families, persons with disabilities, seniors, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and others who are coping with isolation, addiction, mental illness, poverty, disability and conflict. We also support our communities through leadership, education and volunteerism.
We are very proud that SOURCES was the first social service agency in British Columbia and the 13th in Canada to be accredited by the internationally-recognized Council on Accreditation—a significant recognition of the high quality of our service to our clients and our community. We were re-accredited in 2020 are incredibly proud of this achievement.
OUR HISTORY | In 1978, Peace Arch Community Services (PACS) was formed to serve the Surrey and White Rock community. Only a few thousand people sought its services and referral information; but as family and social challenges intensified, so did the need for PACS volunteers and professionals to help others overcome adversity and build a better life. In 2008, PACS celebrated 30 years of service. At the time, the organization provided direct service to approximately 12,300 individuals. SOURCES was born in 2010 as other agencies consolidated their services with PACS; these included Gateway Autism Society and Gateway Autism Foundation (2010), Newton Advocacy Group Society (2011), South Fraser Women’s Services Society (2012) and Cornerstone Care Society (2015). Most recently, we welcomed the Family Resource Association (2019).
We are a proud member of various associations in the communities we serve.