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Community Notice


Yellowhead Community Services would like to let you know that the health and welfare of residents in our communities and our staff is a priority for us. We are closely monitoring up-to-date information provided by the Government, BC CDC and Interior Health, which is helping us make informed decisions regarding our services.

As of today, the non-essential programs listed below will be suspended until further notice.  Essential services will continue to be offered but may experiences changes in location and hours.  These changes are also listed below. As we learn more information about Covid-19 we will continue to adapt our programming; posting programming updates on our web site and social media sites.

If you have questions about YCS services please phone our main office at 250-674-2600.

In order to help prevent the possible spread of any infections YCS will be increasing sanitization measures as an extra precaution. We expect all staff and visitors to wash their hands upon entry to our facilities and practice social distancing. We respectfully ask that you do not attend if you are feeling unwell for any reason.

Suspended or adapted programs & services are listed below, all other services to run as usual. (Click here for downloadable PDF of ALL services)


  • All riders are free, 6 ridres per bus, routes as per ususal

Dutch Lake Community Centre - Open only for Social Assistance Cleints

  • Social Assistance Trusted Third Party - service as usual
  • Literacy – inquire via email only to:
  • Community Income Tax Program – as planned
  • Teen night - cancelled
  • Soup Kettle and Food Security Programs cancelled
  • Early Years and Indigenous Early years programs - cancelled
  • Business Centre Services (Faxing, printing, etc…) - cancelled
  • Pediatrician, Dr. Van Leeve – cancelled

Licensed Child Care Programs, Clearwater and Barriere

  • Clearwater Preschool and Eagle's Nest are temporarily closed
  • Wells Gray School Age Program is relocated to 209 Dutch Lake Road - Open - Spaces avaialble for Kindergarten to 12 yrs old
  • Building Blocks Daycare - and will be open as needed - Spaces available for infants to 12 years old
  • Little Stars Child Care - open

Counselling, Clearwater and Barriere

  • Moved to phone-based supports and services where appropriate.

WorkBC, Clearwater and Barriere

  • Please call the WorkBC Clearwater & Barriere offices before visting to confirm our hours of operation or to access telephone/virtual services with our staff.
  • WorkBC Clearwater 250-674-2928 or
  • WorkBC Barriere office can be contacted at 250-672-0036 or

Better at Home, Barriere and Clearwater

  • Home based & transportation services suspended
  • Friendly visiting – in person cancelled, replaced with telephone visiting
  • Grocery & perscription delivery available for FREE for all seniors in Clearwater and Barriere

Early Childhood Services: Clearwater, Barriere, Lillooet & Ashcroft

  • Home based programs; individual families and staff will decide to access service or not
  • Weekly check in phone calls, outside meetings if possible

Safe Home, Clearwater and Barriere

  • Services as usual

Challengers & CLBC Programs

  • Challengers Group Programs closed
  • Individual clients will decide to access services or not
Thank you


Yellowhead Community Services (YCS) are dedicated to helping improve the lives of those we serve. Our trained staff provide integrated supports and services to individuals of all ages through several different community locations, including our offices and program centres in Clearwater and Barriere. 

YCS is a non-profit, registered charity. As a contracted agency, we commit our energy and resources to delivering a wide variety of mostly free programs and services to those residing in the North Thompson Valley - from McLure to Blue River. 

We are guided by our Mission Statement:

"Providing services through collaboration, leadership and innovation that create positive change and contribute to a healthy community."

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Statement of Diversity

Yellowhead Community Services Society strives to provide a welcoming, respectful and safe environment for our staff, stakeholders and clients accessing our services. As an agency we believe that embracing cultural diversity strengthens us as an agency and improves the quality of services that we provide. All of our agency policies and procedures will consistently reflect our commitment to respecting and honoring cultural differences and richness of diversity in the communities we serve.

Yellowhead Community Services acknowledges that we are on the unceded territory of the Simpcw First Nation who are part of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) First Nation - one of 17 Bands who historically (and currently) lived in the Thompson River Valley.


Yellowhead Community Services is proud to be Accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Becoming accredited means our programs and services have been evaluated by an objective third party and have demonstrated conformance to internationally accepted standards. Accreditation allows us to ensure that we are achieving the best possible outcomes for the people accessing our services and drives us to strive for continuous quality improvement.


YCS is also the contract service provider for WorkBC Employment Services with full service centres located in both Barriere and Clearwater. For more information on Employment Services go to the WorkBC website by clicking on the WorkBC logo to the right.

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