Enhancing each day for each individual.
Thompson Community Services (TCS) was created with a commitment for providing quality community care for every individual. Our origin dates back to Tranquille institution, a provincial facility located in Kamloops for individuals with developmental disabilities. The centre closed in 1984 as a result of community and government initiatives toward de-institutionalization and normalization. At the time, TCS founders Geoff and Joyce Robinson were working at the Tranquille Institution and saw an opportunity to provide a much needed service to the community. Excited by the concept of community integration and the opportunity to oversee the provision of quality care, Geoff and Joyce went on to found Thompson Community Services, today known as TCS
In 2008, Bob Cornish, CEO of Thompson Community Services, assumed ownership of the company and began the process of expanding quality programs and services at TCS.
The leadership team is committed to ensuring each individual has a program that is best suited to his/her current and future needs. As part of TCS’s unique, hands-on process, each individual is assessed by a senior TCS member. TCS is proud that the demand for their customized services has led to growth, with TCS providing services to more than 20 communities across British Columbia.
In 2015, Thompson Community Services officially changed its public-facing name to TCS to better reflect the provision of services to a significant number of communities across the province. We are proud of our successful history and look forward to our future. TCS remains committed to supporting individuals and their families as we provide care with dignity and choices for life.
My daughter has lived in the Dufferin home, managed by Thompson Community Services, for 18 years. As a parent I can rely on the care provided by staff at the home, the day program and the office. They do live out their motto, to provide individualized, solution-based services.