Growing stronger communities…

one precious life at a time

Welcome to the Cridge Centre!

Hi – I’m Doris the Door! There’s that expression – if walls could speak, oh the stories they would tell! Well… I’ve got stories too!

I’ve been a part of The Cridge Centre since the beginning. I welcomed Edward and Mary Cridge during the construction of this building in 1892. I opened to receive the first children and staff who stayed here. I watched our community grow from Fort Victoria to the city we are today. I was here when we transitioned from being an orphanage to being a multi-service organization that serves over 2400 people a year. I’ve seen the brokenhearted limp through our door, and I’ve seen the passion and commitment of people determined to make this world a better place.

You could say that I’ve seen it all!

What a legacy of care in our community! Truly we are restoring hope and building community – every day for 150 years!

I’ve also seen people just like you step through our doors and make a life-changing, life-giving gift. Will you be next?

My friend, Joanne, would be happy to chat with you about how your support can continue to restore hope and build our community. 250 995 6419    jlinka@cridge.org

Our Vision: Abundant Life

Our Mission: Providing excellence in support, housing, education and community, we work together to restore hope and a future to those overcoming the challenges before them.

Our Values: Act justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly.

Watch our new video about our Vision, Mission and Values here.

Operated under the distinguished patronage of Her Honour, The Honourable Janet Austin, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. Read more here.

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