Serving Together in Terrace and Surrounding Communities

TDCSS offers a variety of specialized programs geared towards helping people in the Northwest.

Our History

  • TDCSS began in 1970 as a Resource Board.
  • January 1972, the committee polled the community to evaluate the effectiveness of existing services and project future needs. A directory of services was compiled as follows: Special Services to children, elderly, and handicapped; health education; recreational service clubs; and associations and churches. TDCSS was set up as a referral and information centre.
  • On March 1, 1974, the Crisis Line opened and on November 1, 1974, the Society began Meals-On-Wheels and the Homemakers Service.
  • On June 6, 1974, TDCSS became incorporated
  • On November 6 2016 TDCSS began a new Strategic Planning process.

Board of Directors

TDCSS is a society which operates under the direction of an elected volunteer Board of Directors. The Board meets once a month and holds an Annual General Meeting in the fall of each year. This Board works very hard on the behalf of the Society and the Community at large. New members are always welcome!

Check out the  Board of Directors at About the Board.

Board meetings are open to the public.  Call 250-635-3178 to find out the time, date and location of the next board meeting.


Want to become a member of TDCSS?  We are very glad to have you join our family!

What does membership mean for you and for all of us at TDCSS?

Membership Form (docx)

CARF accreditation

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit organization that surveys and accredits health and human services providers worldwide. A service or program that is CARF accredited has passed an in-depth on-site review and has demonstrated substantial conformance to internationally recognized standards for quality.

TDCSS has been accredited by CARF since 2003 and is currently accredited in the following Programs:

  • Community Youth Development – Children and Adolescents
  • Outpatient Treatment – Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions – Adults
  • Governance Standards Applied
  • Prevention – Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions – Adults
  • Employee Development Services
  • Host Family/Shared Living Services
  • Cluster Program
  • Community Living
  • Community Employment Services: Job Development
  • Community Employment Services: Employment Supports
  • Employee Development Services
  • Self Help/Residential Support Program
  • Community Integration
  • Respite Home – children and adolescents 

Our accreditation is a public commitment that we strive to:

  • Involve persons served and their families in their service planning.
  • Respect individual cultural preferences.
  • Be accountable to our funding sources, referral agencies, and the community at large.
  • Address health and safety concerns, such as building safety and emergency preparedness.
  • Maintain management practices that are efficient, cost-effective, and based on outcomes and consumer satisfaction.

For more information about CARF International, the standards, or the survey process, visit