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About Thompson Seniors
Community Resource Council Inc

We partner with several organizations to help Seniors and Elders with food security, social activities, indoor and outdoor recreational activities, and advocating for health, housing, and transportation services required by elderly people.

Our Story

How We Started

Thompson Seniors Community Resource Council was incorporated in 1996 as a Charitable Organization to recognize the growing number of people aged 65 and older in the city of Thompson. From the outset, much of the programming focused on their social needs and included events like congregate meals, potlucks, barbeques, craft workshops, penny bingo, and an annual bus trip to a major center or another province.
An exercise program was also initiated by the Northern Regional Health Authority (then known as the Burntwood Regional Health Authority), which was a major player and funder of the TSCRC from its formation. The NRHA continues to provide funding to offset the cost of salaries and program expenses, but the corporation continues to fundraise and seek grants to maintain a level of service.

Senior people
Senior people

What we do

We work to achieve our mission through social contact, programming and advocacy.

Weekly Seniors Drop-Ins and congregate meals provide regular social interaction. We also have an annual bus trip to Paint Lake for an afternoon outing.

We also program events such as cribbage tournaments, workshops, and community events (Bring Your Bloomers and cookie decorating contest) to keep Seniors and Elders active in the community.

We help provide food security and intergenerational activity through our garden box project and ‘bike’ program.

We communicate monthly through a newsletter mailed or emailed to the homes of seniors. And we maintain Facebook and web sites.

We advocate regularly for the prevention of elder abuse with emphasis on an annual World Elder Awareness Day conference. We also advocate for health care needs specific to seniors such as preventative medical foot care services.

We help the community by running the Child Find booth at the Nickel Days celebrations and supporting other community initiatives.

And through our fund raising, we often bring entertainment to residents of Thompson and surrounding area.

Thank you to our hamper supporters.

Food security program

We operate a food security initiative for Seniors/Elders on low incomes and with mobility challenges thanks to cash and in-kind donations. We have had several corporate and individual sponsors to whom we are very grateful. These include iA Financial, Petrocan, Blue Cross, Thompson Community Foundation and Ridgestone Financial. Local schools have all held food hamper drives and contributed, as well. Thank you to students from R.D.Parker Collegiate, Juniper School, and Deerwood School. Local organizations such as the Kin Club and 100 Women have also supported the program with in-kind donations.

We are also thankful to organizations such as Northern Manitoba Food, Culture and Community Collaborative, North Forge, New Horizons for Seniors, Thompson Neighbours, and the Northern Health Region for their continued support.

Take a Look at Our Products!


We offer a wide range of fun and comprehensive products for our elderly citizens to enjoy. From cookbooks to raffle tickets and more, we strive to make their day as positive as can be.

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Get Our Cookbook

As part of our fundraising efforts, we’ve put together a cookbook of easy-to-make recipes that make for a perfect gift.