Men’s Group Counselling

We are pleased to announce that our Men’s Group Counselling program will be running again this coming fall, 2023!

The program is open to all individuals that identify as male, runs for an eight week period, and helps males with a wide array of life’s issues. A Registered Clinical Counsellor will be running this program.

For more information, reach out to [email protected].

Our community partners help fund this group. This years funder is TC Energy! Thank you TC Energy for allowing us to continue on with this important work.

50th Anniversary

What a fantastic way to celebrate 50 years of Summit Community Services Society. Thank you to all who stopped by to celebrate with us! Tom Shypitka, Wayne Stetski – Cranbrook City Council, Columbia Basin Trust, Community Connections Society of Southeast BC, and Cranbrook Townsman. None of this could have been possible without the continued support from our communities and generous funders. We cannot thank you enough.

Everyone seemed to have so much fun celebrating this day with fun games and delicious cake. We can’t wait to see what the next 50 years have in store for us!

Read more about our fun filled day along with our services offered here:

Cranbrook Townsman


Looking for a career in childcare, but don’t know where to start?

Entering childcare can sometimes be a confusing process. What age group do you want to work with? What certifications do you require? Because of this local childcare agencies have teamed up to provide information session on the topic! Join us on June 20th from 5:00 – 8:00 in the College of the Rockies Kimberley Campus, to learn more.

If you have questions regarding the session please reach out to Sarah at [email protected].

Appreciating SHS Volunteers

Summit Community Services Society is so lucky to have such dedicated volunteers in our Seniors helping Seniors program! We appreciate all of their hard work and commitment towards helping seniors in our community.

SCSS is always looking for more people to volunteer, as there can never be too many helping hands. To learn more about volunteering for SHS, and to read from two of our current volunteers, check out the article below:

Kimberley Bulletin

The program offers a variety of services to help seniors enrich their lives, keep active, and stay healthy. Services include friendly visits, peer support, transportation, and information about resources available in the community.

For more information about volunteering requirements, reach out to our program coordinator, Cathy Korven, at [email protected] or by phone at 250-427-8733.

Summit Community Services Society Unveils New Website and Branding!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our freshly redesigned website and brand identity for Summit Community Services Society, a dedicated non-profit organization based in Cranbrook, BC. Our mission is to empower and uplift our community by providing a range of quality, accessible, and client-centered support services, childcare, and intervention programs.

Our new website showcases our commitment to this mission with an easy-to-navigate, user-friendly design that highlights our services, success stories, and ways for you to get involved. We’ve also updated our branding to better reflect our values and dedication to creating a positive impact in the lives of those we serve.

We invite you to explore our new website and join us in our journey to strengthen the bonds within our community, as we work together to build a brighter future for all. Be sure to check back regularly for updates, events, and news about our ongoing initiatives. Thank you for your continued support!

Welcome Sarah

Summit Community Services Society is excited and pleased to announce the appointment of new Executive Director, Sarah Jacklin. 

Sarah has returned to the East Kootenay to take the lead position at Summit after spending time working for a non-profit in the lower mainland.

Sarah replaces retiring Executive Director Heather Rennebohm and will lead the team of counsellors, daycares, seniors’ groups and office staff in Cranbrook and Kimberley.

Sarah begins her new role Tuesday, September 7. Please join us in welcoming her to the team.

Welcome Sarah!

Summit Community Services Society (Summit) announces the appointment of a new Executive Director. Sarah Jacklin, a Kimberley native, has returned to the East Kootenay to take over management of staffing, funding, and programming for this busy office.

Jacklin has been working for a non-profit in the lower mainland for the last number of years and is pleased to be back in the area to take the helm of Summit. She replaces retiring Executive Director Heather Rennebohm who has been with the non-profit for more than two years.

Summit is a non-profit society that has been operating in the Cranbrook/Kimberley area for over 23 years and employs 37 staff. Programs include day care, after school care, seniors programming, trauma counselling, police-based victims’ assistance, stopping the violence programming and men’s counselling.

Summit’s AGM is September 14, and the volunteer board will welcome three new members as they bid farewell to one long time member and the retiring executive director.

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BC Ministry of Justice
Canadian Women’s Foundation
Columbia Basin Trust
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