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Who are we?

  • The Powell River Assessment and Resource Service is a non-profit society supported and asministered by local employers, unions and employee groupls.  Our purpose is to provide assistance to affiliated employees, reirees, and their eligible family members who are dealing with personal problems, there is no limit on the number of sessions individuals or families can receive in a year.  At the ARS, professionally trained counsellors provice prompt, direct and cofidential counselling.
  • Our counsellors are governed by a Professional Code of Ethics and both Federal and Provincial Statutes, ensures confidentaility.
  • A voluntary Board of Directors defines and directs the vision of PRARS. This Board consists of employee and employer representatives allowing member organizations to have input into organizational direction and enables them to monitor their investment.
  • Our unique operating modality is based on a collaborative, community-based approach to employee assistance. The model has distinct characteristics that set it apart from all other employee and family assistance programs.

Our Uniqueness

The EFAP/ARS model is based on a collaborative, community-based approach to employee assistance. Since it was launched by MacMillan Bloedel and its five Canadian unions in 1980, the EFAP/ARS model has been adopted in 21 Canadian communities and one U.S. community to benefit 250,000 employees, retirees and family members. The model has distinct characteristics that set it apart from all other employee and family assistance programs:

  • It is a non-profit service owned and operated at the community level by those it serves.
  • There is no limit to the number of counselling sessions per individual or family.
  • It provides a broad range on intervention, prevention and wellness services.
  • It is affordable - a proactive, preventative-focused, employee benefit program. It provides services to all employees, retirees, and dependent family members.
  • PRARS promotes an Employee, Family Assistance Program (EFAP) driven by a committee of concerned people within the organization representing both employers and employees. The objectives of the EFAP committee is to create an environment that encourages prevention, early recognition and resolution of personal problems, as well as to reinforce safe, healthy lifestyles and organizations.

Board of Directors

     

 

Don Krompocker

Vice Chair

City of Powell River (Retired)

Barbra Mohan Board Member City of Powell River
Steve Formosa Board Member School District #47
     
   

 

“Creating Healthy Employees, Families and Communities”