The Community Resources Society (CRS) is a volunteer organization that provides a number of services to Ashcroft and the surrounding area including the production of a annual directory. This directory is very comprehensive and includes contact information on a wide variety of services from Business Associations, Churches, Education, Government, Seniors, Service Organizations and many more. The directory covers an area including Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Spences Bridge and Walhachin. This directory has been made available to us free of charge and to download a copy click here.
You can visit the CRS Directory website at http://www.ashcroftcrsdirectory.ca/Purpose and History of Ashcroft and Area Community Resources Society
The purpose of the society "Shall be to coordinate, develop and implement programs, services and resources for the general benefit of the entire community and surrounding area".
In 1983, members of various government agencies and volunteer groups in Ashcroft and area formed the "Interagency Fellowship" to solve a variety of community problems at the grassroots level. This committee soon discovered that many resources were already available in the community. By coming together monthly to share information and coordinate efforts new creative approaches to satisfying community needs also began to occur.
In July 1987, the Interagency Fellowship became a registered non-profit society as a way to expand the activities of the group and to provide tax receipts for donations from community sources.
The Ashcroft and Area Community Resources Society often acts as a "Think Tank" assessing community needs and initiating new community services.
Each Christmas the society acts as an umbrella organization to coordinate the Christmas Food Hamper Project. It also acts as an umbrella organization to the CRS Community Health and Wellness Fair.
Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at 12 noon at the Couth Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society Office, 601 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft, BC.
Should you wish more information about the Ashcroft and Area Community Resources Society you may call 250-453-9656. New members are always welcome. Memberships are $2.00 and the membership form is included in the CRS Directory.