Lift Community Services is a non-profit organization that focuses on helping all people thrive in the qathet region by reducing social inequities and by providing support and advocacy for anyone who needs it.
Our vision is a welcoming, inclusive, and diversity-affirming community that is free of poverty and full of heart.
Our work revolves around full circle loops, social connection, education, food security, and meaningful employment.
The Nook by Lift is a social enterprise café located at the Public Library on the traditional territory of the Tla’amin Nation People that encapsulates inclusion, dismantles stigma, and builds connection with our most vulnerable community members. We work side by side in the kitchen using a mentorship setting to build confidence, share skills, and gain experiences. By participating in practical life, customer service, and food security skills, we create bridges between self and community--using coffee and food as a vehicle for social change.
Our mission, alongside social connection and inclusion, is one of reducing waste. Creating a full circle loop within our current local food system, we divert discarded produce from local markets, reframing it into a resource for our kitchens and community-based programs.
The work we do in our kitchen and cafe spaces forge long-term partnerships and relationships with people, place and food.
We have partnered with Tla'amin Health and Wellness to bring back the Good Food Box Program in our communities. The Good Food Box program is operating once a month under the name nɛmoɬsəm ʔeɬtənstomɛ
Local Coffee, Local Food, Local Causes at the Library Cafe and Community Resource Centre
Our programming encapsulates inclusion, dismantles stigma, and builds connection with our most vulnerable community members.