There are many great community associations in Canada. They provide assistance to people in need in a wide range of different fields. Here are just a few to give you an idea of what type of help is available. Some associations operate country-wide.
Canadian Red Cross
The Canadian Red Cross has locations across Canada, with a mission statement “to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.” They are part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Some of the services they provide are:
- Aboriginal Support Services
- Community Housing Support
- Emergency and Disaster Services
- First Aid and CPR
- And much more
United Way: Locations Country-Wide
The United Way has been around at least a century and has been known by different names over the years. However, their mission remains the same. With a network of 80 local offices serving more than 5,000 communities across Canada, they strive “to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our communities.”
Some associations focus on aid within a specific province or city.
Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre
This is a nonprofit charitable organization that provides the North Battleford, Saskatchewan area with several helpful services, such as:
- Crisis intervention
- One-on-one counselling
- Hospital support
- 24-hour crisis line
Family Service Association: Nova Scotia
Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Family Service Association offers a variety of services, designed to allow people to function better at home, in their community, and their work environment.
Many More Great Associations Available
These are only a few examples of the types of associations that are available to offer a wide variety of services to anyone in need. Whether the assistance required is medical, financial, legal, or something else, there is most likely an association offering that service somewhere nearby.