Our mission is to help individuals, families and child care providers achieve their full potential through the provision of support, education and childcare programs.
Kootenay Kids Society will be known as the primary provider of services and support for families with young children, and will set the standard for excellence in the care and healthy development of children in the Nelson area.
Our employees and volunteers share basic values, related to our mission and vision, which are evident in all our initiatives and in the way in which we work.
– People in all their diversity; individuals, families and communities;
– Treating each person with dignity, respect, fairness, courtesy and compassion;
– Empowerment of people so they can achieve their goals;
– Each other and the work we do;
– Excellence, professionalism and accountability in service;
– Service provided in a timely, courteous and friendly manner;
– Results and outcomes that are effective and efficient;
– Personal and corporate integrity, ethics and responsibility;
– Creativity, ideas, learning, change, innovation and entrepreneurship;
– A non-adversarial, non-confrontational, cooperative approach;
– Partnerships with individuals, organizations, communities and governments; and
– Public confidence in our work.
We value our employees as the most important resource within our agency. Each role and the contribution made within that role is equally valued. We strive to provide a work environment that is safe, caring and friendly. By supporting, encouraging and facilitating employees’ personal and professional growth and well being, we enable them to provide the highest quality of service to the community.
The management philosophy of Kootenay Kids Society is based on the following principles:
– Fairness, integrity and professionalism.
– Mutual respect and determination.
– Two-way communication.
– Individual and collective accountability.
– Balance between productivity and personal needs of employees.
The vitality of our organization depends upon actualizing these principles through all managerial activities and decisions including communication, supervision, policy and program development.