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Participation, a Critical Component
The Powell River Salmon Society (PRSS) is an incorporated non-profit organization (NPO) and has registered charitable status. We contract to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans under the Community Economic Development Program (CEDP).
Charities are fundamental to the well-being of Canadian society by providing communities with valuable services. There is a growing tendency to see them as providers of services in addition to services offered through government.
They also provide meaning and direction to the lives of many by offering the occasion for individual citizens to work together and involve themselves in their community. Charities involve the people closest to their communities, those able to act quickly when new needs arise.
Salmon enhancement programs, whether sponsored and funded by the Federal government, Provincial government, or non-governmental organizations, are best seen as interventions in a potentially disastrous scenario – the disappearance of the Pacific Salmon as a significant, sustainable element of the British Columbia coastal ecology.