Our non-profit organization was established in 2013 with a very small staff. Today, we offer programs, services and events in many West Kootenay and Boundary communities and employ over 20 people.
COINS has two buildings, our regional office in Castlegar and Aboriginal Head Start childcare program and offices in Grand Forks. We have program staff and services in many West Kootenay Boundary communities.
Working closely with our Elders council, regional partners and funders, we are able to offer Indigenous individuals and their families supports and programming in the social and health sectors, as well as cultural connections to those living away from home/urban Indigenous.
Our Vision Statement
Healthy, self-determining, proud and vibrant Indigenous individuals, families and communities within the West Kootenay Boundary region.
Our Mission Statement
We provide programs rooted in Indigenous practices that strengthen cultural connection and support holistic healing and learning.
Current Strategic Plan 2023-2026