Clearwater Resources

Clearwater, B.C.



Photo:  Wikipedia


Shuswap Nation





680 West Athabaska Street, Kamloops



Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion: Creating Workplaces-of-Choice for Aboriginal Talent



Questions to Help Guide Development of an Aboriginal Inclusion Strategy



As I Am, by Nadia Myre, 2010, National Film Board of Canada



Differences Between Traditional Aboriginal Culture and Mainstream Western Culture



Clearwater Farmers Market





Location:  Interior Whitewater Expedition grounds, across from the local shopping centre, Clearwater

Open Saturdays from the beginning of May until the end of October, 9 am until noon.

The market offers organic produce, arts and crafts.




PAL (Partner Assisted Learning)


PAL is a community partnership program that provides free one-to-one adult literacy tutoring. PAL supports up to 20 adults, from non-readers to Grade 12 level.  They generally have challenges with the literacy skills that are needed for everyday life. Scheduling is arranged to suit the learner and the tutoring focuses on individual needs. Support is available for those with ESL challenges.  All inquiries are confidential. PAL is run in partnership with Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, Thompson Rivers University and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

Contact:  Kerry Milner Cairns,



Clearwater Library


422 Murtle Crescent, ClearwaterPhone:  (250) 674-2543


Days/Hours Open:


Monday 10:00-4:00
Tuesday 10:00-4:00
Wednesday 10:00-4:00
Thursday   1:00-7:00
Friday  10:00-4:00
Saturday 10:00-4:00




School District #73 (Kamloops/ Thompson)



Raft River Elementary


Principal: Mr. Michael Bowden

Phone:  (250) 674-2218

Fax:  (250) 377-2251

Address:  801 Clearwater Village Road, Clearwater



Clearwater Secondary


Principal:  Mr. Darren Coates

Phone:  (250) 674-3328

Fax:  (250) 674-2162

Address:  440 Murtle Crescent, Clearwater



Kamloops Infant Development Society (KIDS)


Phone: 250-371-4140Fax: 250-371-4120

801 McGill Road, Kamloops



This free program is for children from birth to three years of age who are experiencing or are at risk for developmental delays. Funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. It is completely confidential.



La Leche League Canada


Phone: 250-573-5671

Kamloops, BC


Kamloops Group Meetings: the last Thursday or Friday of the month.


The meeting locations are held in private homes, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  For information and meeting locations, please contact Lorna (group leader) at the above phone number and email address.



Continuing Education for Adults


Clearwater Training & Education Centre


Thompson Rivers University is co-located with the Community Resource Centre at 224 Candle Creek Road, Clearwater. TRU offers credit, non-credit, provincially recognised certificates and work-related training. The Centre has Video Conferencing capabilities. Students can register for credit courses that are telecasted from other TRU Centres. Small Businesses BC offers a wide variety of business related courses and the ITV equipment can be rented by the public.


Courses and Registration:





  • Heavy Equipment Operator – Civil & Mining




General Interest on-line courses are available through an partnership with Ed2Go.


Ed2Go offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. The courses begin the 3rd Wednesday of each month and cost $125 each.


View Available Courses TRU Clearwater ed2go


A wide variety of courses is offered through the Centre:


  • First Aid,


  • Health and Safety,


  • Trades and Technology,


  • Forestry,


  • Computing, and


  • General interest courses.


Work-related courses include:


  • Occupational First Aid Level 1-3,


  • Transportation Endorsement,


  • Red Cross Emergency and Standard First Aid,


  • Red Cross Advanced Wilderness First Aid,


  • FS100,


  • Traffic Control, and


  • Foodsafe Level 1.


Several on-line work-related certification courses are also available:


  • Petroleum Safety Training,


  • Construction Safety Training,


  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods,


  • WHMIS,


  • Ground Disturbance,


  • Fall Protection Awareness,


  • Confined Space Pre-entry, and


  • H2S Awareness.


Serving It Right and Service Station Attendant are available in self-study format.


TRU can provide any individual, business or agency with courses, programs or workshops that are individualized for specific requests. The coordinator is available to assist individuals or employers with their needs. Courses can be delivered to your location and customized to meet your specific requirements.

Some other services offered are entrance and assessment exams, application forms for financial assistance, calendars, admission applications, information on distance education courses, supervision of exams, GED study manuals, application to write the exam and testing.


TRU Community Coordinator


Tuesday – Thursday

8:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Thompson Rivers University

224 Candle Creek Road, Clearwater BC VOE IN1



Community Resource Centre hours:


Monday – Friday
8:30am – 12:00pm
and 1:00pm – 4:30pm


Employment Service Centre

Yellowhead Community Services Society

Clearwater Plaza, Unit A & B, 58A Young Street, Clearwater, BC V0E 1N2

Tel: 250-674-2928 Fax: 250-674-2938





Youth Against Violence Line


This is a 24-hour help line.  You do not have to tell them your name, and the information that you give them is confidential.  You can report crimes and violence, and get help.  Anyone can call for information about gangs, bullying or other problems.

This service is available in 130 languages.


Phone: 1-800-680-4264; Text: 604-836-6381


24/7 – in your language – anonymous – confidential







Clearwater North Thompson Food Bank


Phone: 250-674-3402


3-741-A Clearwater Village Road, Clearwater


Most food banks do not receive money from the government.  They depend on donations from the community and volunteers.  Emergency food supplies are available every two to four weeks and last for two to three days.



Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital


640 Park Drive, Clearwater

Phone: 250-674-2244


We suggest that you take a little time to experience the following website in order to learn more about intercultural Canada:


Start your interactive session with The Intercultural Coach!




In some countries, it is customary to give gifts or bribes to government officials in order to get a business license.  This is not the way that we do things in Canada.  Find out the proper procedures for dealing with institutions and learn how to ask for help or guidance.




Employment Resources




Yellowhead Community Services


Box 1082 RR#1, Clearwater BC V0E 1N0

Phone:  250 674-2600

Fax: 250 674-2676

General Email:


Check Community Futures (Kamloops) Clearwater and Upper North Thompson Valley Community Profile:  District of Clearwater and TNRD Areas A & B




Near Clearwater is Wells Gray Park, a wilderness area, a destination for canoeing, rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, hiking, camping and horseback riding. There are high mountains, deep canyons, volcanic cones, old-growth forests and raging white-water rivers. See Helmcken Falls, a waterfall that is twice the height of Niagara Falls, Murtle Lake, North America’s largest non-motorized lake, and the Trophy Alpine Flower Meadows.


Alpine Wildflowers:  Studies in Delight

Have you ever wondered why so many alpine plants wear long woolen underwear?  Naturalist, ecologist and author Andy MacKinnon introduced us to the flowers that grow and blow in the land above the trees.  He explained how plants adapt in the alpine environment, where it is difficult for flowers to survive on August 16, 2013.  Andy showed life in the alpine.  The following morning, he led a guided walk to the world-famous Trophy Mountain flower meadows. Difficulty:  medium.  Length:  5 hours (approximately).  Admission by donation.  For more information, please see


Places of Worship


Catholic Church of St. James

336 Clearwater Village, Clearwater




Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

1010 School, Clearwater




Clearwater Christian Church

11 Lodge, Clearwater




Clearwater Community Baptist Church

24E Old North Thompson Highway, Clearwater




Clearwater New Life Assembly Pentecostal Church

308 W. Old North Thompson Highway, Clearwater




Business Resources



Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust
Small Business BC
Doing Business in BC
Business and Investing
Business Incentives
Business and Community Incentives



Starting Your Business
Business Plans & Templates
Trade Start
Industry Canada
Innovation Resource Centre
EI Programs



British Columbia immigration:

Canadian citizenship site:

Canadian citizenship information:


For References, please go to the Kamloops Education section.



Kamloops Immigrant Services does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external website sources.  Although we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy, currency and reliability of the content, Kamloops Immigrant Services accepts no responsibility in that regard. Kamloops Immigrant Services is not responsible for copyright licenses for Images and/or Pictures that are part of externally produced documents which are links on our website. Informational materials are for educational purposes only and are of general value.