Opportunities to Support Your Community

The Trail Association for Community Living is committed to providing service and support to individuals with significant barriers. These individuals are encouraged to maximize their strengths while living and working interdependently within the community. The Association advocates on behalf of all individuals to enhance quality of life, public understanding and community acceptance.

Trail Association for Community Living (TACL) has been providing support and services to people in our community for over 60 years.

Today TACL has 3 group homes; Fruitvale House, Forrest Place and Alpha House.

Other services include:

  • Community Inclusion Riverside Day Program
  • Career Development Services
  • Children and Youth program
  • Community Support Program
  • Advocacy
  • Customized Employment Services
  • Family Support
  • Job-related Training
  • Life Skills
  • Peer Support
  • Recreational Opportunities
  • Community Inclusion Centre
  • Supported Employment Services
  • Thrifty Treasures Thrift Store
  • West Kootenay Youth and Adult Wood-shop

TACL is a registered charity governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that are representatives of the community we serve.

We currently receive funding from Community Living BC, Ministry for Children and Families and Employment Programs of BC.

As a non-profit service provider, we are striving for ways to add value and excellence to our programs beyond our funded capacity, ultimately improving the lives and experiences of the people we support, some of whom are the community’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged membersTACL has been working extensively to develop alternate funding sources to augment program funds in order to optimize our support for the individuals and families we serve.   Donations and fund raised dollars help offset costs.

Coins for Change event was held on Sept 18th benefiting the Homelessness project Funds raised to date $ 9533.00

The Day Program made Pumpkin Loaves which were pre-sold by order and also at outdoor markets. Along with the bottle recycling they have raised $525.00.

Currently all programs are selling boxes of chocolates for $3.00 ea. This will raise approximately $900.00. We will be fundraising with Purdy’s Chocolate again for Christmas. Packages will be ready in early November.

TACL Meat Draw’s have resumed at the Arlington. The winter dates are November 13, December 11 and January 8. Your support would be much appreciated! Call the office if you are interested in volunteering.

This year we have identified several important fund raising goals. We invite you to read about each of these goals by clicking on the following links:

  • Vans on the Go
  • Technology Fund (under construction)
  • Senior Activity Fund
  • Facility Needs – funds will be used to address facility needs such as building enhancements, repairs, renovations to meet specific needs of people served

Download our Donation Form   or check out Ways To Give

Upcoming Events

1:00 pm Columbia View Lodge
Columbia View Lodge
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Community Inclusion, we have a group of people who volunteer at Columbia View Lodge, we assist with Bingo and refreshments.
3:30 pm Community Support Cooking Group @ TAAC
Community Support Cooking Group @ TAAC
Jun 26 @ 3:30 pm – Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm
Community Support Cooking Group @ TAAC
Community Support Program  Cooking Group Cooking group takes place weekly: Budgeting Planning Shopping Nutrition Food Safe Cooking skills Social skills Dining etiquette The cooking group offers the chance to plan, shop, prepare and share a meal.  
4:00 pm Community Support Laundry Group
Community Support Laundry Group
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm
Community Support Laundry Group
Community Support Laundry Group  

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Trail Association for Community Living
1565 B, Bay Ave.
Trail, BC
Ph. (250) 368-3503
Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 4:00pm

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