About Interior Community Services

Interior Community Services is a registered Charitable CARF accredited social service organization providing support, early intervention and crisis intervention programs, counselling and subsidized housing for children, youth, families and seniors.  ICS has been in Kamloops since 1967 and currently has offices in Kamloops and Merritt and programming in Barriere, Gold Trail, the Cariboo and Kootenays. Most recently ICS expanded its food security programming in Kamloops with the opening of the Mt. Paul Community Food Centre.  Over 1,000 individuals and families receive services from ICS daily.

ICS staff, volunteers and Board of Directors are committed to the organization’s Mission of Enriching Lives Strengthening Communities, and the Vision of People of all abilities live to their potential with dignity, choice and opportunity.



Enriching Lives, Strengthening Communities


People of all abilities live to their potential with dignity, choice, and opportunity



  • Integrity: We are accountable to each other and our community
  • Respect: The foundation on which all our relationships are formed
  • Intentional: We practice with the philosophy of choice, strength, purpose and quality
  • Inclusive: Everybody matters
  • Collaborative: We work as one with the community



Interior Community Services is pleased to announce our accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Through CARF, Interior Community Services, has completed an in-depth review of our services. This process assures that our agency conforms to nationally recognized service standards focused on our community and client's needs. To find out more about CARF, please visit www.carf.org

Good Food Organization

ICS is a Good Food Organization through Community Food Centres Canada. ICS is one of 105 organizations from across Canada who are joining together to work for a healthy and fair food system. The Good Food Organizations initiative supports food security organizations by increasing their capacity to offer healthy and dignified food programs in their communities. Through the initiative, ICS has increased access to resources, customized training, potential grants as well as access to a network of progressive organizations committed to increasing health, promoting social change and offering community capacity programs across Canada.

ICS' involvement in food security includes the Mount Paul Food Centre. The Food Centre operates with a number of food security programs all working together to promote the importance of individual's and the community's food security. For more information on ICS programs please contact the Food Centre at 236-421-1011. For more information on the Good Food Organizations initiative, visit: http://cfccanada.ca