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East Kootenay Addiction Services

1-800-644-6144 or 1-250-423-4423

East Kootenay Addiction Services Society provides free and confidential counselling to youth, adults, couples and families dealing with difficulties from their own or someone else’s substance use. In addition, we provide referrals to approved residential treatment and detox facilities, school-based educational programs, community education, outreach, harm reduction programs and our youth Teen Empowerment and Mastery Program (TEAM). Contact Kelsey at

Fernie Opt Clinic
Options for Sexual Health (Fernie) website
By appointment only, use the link above to schedule.

Our clinics provide sexual and reproductive health services for all ages, all genders, and all orientations. Our clinicians are committed to providing you with confidential, nonjudgmental, youth-friendly, pro-choice, and sex-positive services.

Fernie Women’s Resource Centre

1-800-339-7393 or 1-250-423-4687

Since 1979 the Fernie Women’s Centre has been serving the communities of the Elk Valley, which include Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford and the South Country. Our aim is to raise the status of women, act as a referral and drop-in centre, offer support to women and their families, and to inform and educate the public around issues concerning women.

Stopping the Violence (STV) Counselling – Free and confidential counselling for women identifying people who have experienced any sort of abuse at any time in their life.

Columbia Basin Family Resource Centre (CBFRS)

1-800-339-7393 or 1-250-423-4687

CBFRS provides free and confidential services to around 500 Elk Valley families per year using a strength based, client centred approach. Their goal is to help families recognize and focus on the things that are working in their relationships and help families solve problems on their own. We believe in each person’s ability, responsibility and right to be heard, to be safe, and to have information to make decisions about their own life.

  • Family Services – family support, child and youth services, work an independent skills program (youth 16-18), supervised access.
  • Support for people with Disabilities – Lifeskills Group, Community Living Support, Child and Youth with Special Needs one on one support.
  • Family Counselling 1-250-430-1004 – Free counselling for individuals, couples or families as a whole who: are having family system issues, parent-child relational issues, blended family issues, communication problems or conflict resolution issues. For families that have children under 19 years old.
  • Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP) 1-250-430-1133 – Free counselling for children and youth who have been sexually abused or who have sexual behavior problems
  • The Fellaship is a safe and inclusive group for men to eat, connect, and support one another. Drop in on Mondays (excluding holidays) from 6-8pm at Our Place: 1592A 10th Ave, Fernie BC V0B1M0.

Elk Valley Safehomes

Elk Valley Safe Homes provides shelter, support, information, referrals, transportation, safety planning, outreach services and accompaniment to legal appointments. Services are for Elk Valley women with or without children experiencing physical, emotional, sexual and/or psychological abuse. Services are free, confidential and available 24hrs a day/365 days of the year.

Elk Valley RCMP Victim Services

Provides information about the justice system, practical help, and emotional support to victims of crime.

Ktunaxa Family Services

Services for aboriginal families in need of support.

Program for Children and Youth Experiencing Violence (PEACE Program)
1-250-433-6353 |

Free individual and group counselling for children and youth who have witnessed or experienced negative conflict within their families.  Self or parental referral is appropriate.

Child & Youth Mental Health

Free counselling for children and youth with mental health issues and support for their families. Self or parental referral is appropriate.

Elk Valley Community Mental Health
1-250-425-2064 or 1-800-661-0329

Free counselling for adults with mental health issues. Self- referral is appropriate.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Knox United Church
Minister Andrea Brennan

201 2nd Ave Fernie, BC

United Church of Canada clergy are able to officiate marriages at the church or anywhere in the Elk Valley without discrimination based on gender and sexual identity. Open to the Spirit, love and justice, united in our diversity we live our faith serving each other and the wider community.

Christ Church Anglican
Minister Andrea Brennan

591 4th Ave Fernie, BC

We are a community of welcome and life. Our Mission is simple – to love and serve God and our neighbours as deeply as God loves and cares for us. Come as you are – all are welcome!

About Us

The Fernie Pride Society supports and connects the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the Elk Valley.  Incorporated in December 2016, the Society is a hub for 2SLGBTQ+ people and their allies, programming special events as well as providing resource referrals.


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102 Commerce Road
Fernie, BC
V0B 1M5

Fernie Pride acknowledges that we reside on land located within Qukin ʔamakʔis, the unceded traditional territory of Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’it.

We recognize that we live and work within their vast lands. ʔakanuxunik̓ are from Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi‘it and are members of the Ktunaxa speaking peoples of British Columbia, Idaho, and Montana.

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