We’re a bridge to hope and potential

For over forty years, we’ve been a bridge to hope and potential for community. We’ve grown to provide dozens of innovative programs and services to help people at every stage of life. And, we’re always evolving to meet community needs. We play a vital role in helping people thrive, right here in their own community. We’re heading into the next forty years with a new name and renewed passion and potential.




Connexus Community Resources is a registered non-profit social services agency, established in 1977, that provides support, education and empowerment to individuals and families to enhance independence, confidence and wellness, respecting the diversity within our communities. Funding for our programming is received through several federal, provincial, and private organizations and foundations. These include, the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD), Community Living British Columbia (CLBC), BC Housing, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

Our Purpose

the reason we exist

We empower individuals to take healthy steps to improve wellbeing

Our Vision

the world we aspire to create

Connected, growing and healthy communities

Our Mission

how we will achieve our vision

We foster independence, confidence and wellness in individuals and families

Our Values

the beliefs that guide our actions

  • Empowering individuals to take healthy steps to improve well-being
  • We respect and honour the unique abilities and diversity of all people
  • Ensure services are accessible to individuals throughout their lifespan
  • We are creative in our approach and strive for excellence in all we do
  • We are present and accountable at all levels of the organization

Our Strategic Imperatives

our must-do priorities

  • We are our region’s most comprehensive provider of community programs and resources
  • We provide over 25 different services that are designed to meet the needs of people at every stage of life
  • We have offices in Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and Fraser Lake, and our programs are spreading throughout north central BC
  • We advocate to provide and retain the vital services that people in our communities need to thrive throughout their lives
  • If we don’t offer what people need, we find out who does and make the connections

Board of Directors


  • Tom Clement » Chair
  • Ann McCormick » Vice-Chair
  • Delphina Snively » Treasurer
  • Eric Scheffers »  Director
  • Carolyn Himmelright » Director
  • Kevin Crook » Director
  • John Alderliesten » Director

Management Team

  • Tyrell Arnold >> Executive Director
  • Paula Wylie >> Clinical Director
  • Amrit Toor >> Clinical Services Program Manager
  • Donna O’Bee >> Finance and Administration Manager
  • Rachel Pritchard >> Early Years Program Manager
  • Sandy Ferguson >> Social Housing Manager
  • Julie Lidstone >> Parkview Place Program Manager
  • Kris Nielsen >> Family Services Program Manager
  • Alana Brown >> Human Resources Manager
  • Marleen Ozel >> Community Living Program Manager




Connexus is fully accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation ensures we are meeting internationally developed standards in the provision of quality services and is achieved through an independent, external review to identify strengths and areas for improvement based on objective program expectations and guidelines.

We provide services to a 150 km2 area with offices in three communities:

157 W Victoria St.,
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0

Phone: 250-567-9205
Monday to Friday 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30

Fort St. James
349 Stuart Dr West
Fort St James, BC V0J 1P0

Phone: 250-996-7645
Monday to Friday 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30

Fraser Lake
298 McMillan Ave.
Fraser Lake, BC V0J 1S0

Phone: 250-567-9205
Monday to Friday 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30

Thank you to our valued supporters: BC Housing | United Way of Northern BC | District of Vanderhoof | District of Fraser Lake | District of Fort St. James

Connexus acknowledges that we work on the traditional and unceded territories of the Dakelh-ne.  We are honoured to work within their ancestral lands.