Values / Vision / Guiding Principles

The vision of ASK Wellness Society is to work towards a society that recognizes the value and potential of each and every individual.

Core Values

The following values represent the standards that we embrace and support:

  • ASK believes the key to helping people to become self-sufficient is through HOPE.
  • ASK believes a healthy community is a one that is INCLUSIVE.
  • ASK believes TRUST is at the heart of community both in ASK Wellness Society and in the communities we serve.
  • ASK believes COMPASSION ensures no one gets left behind

Guiding Principles

Housing First

The Society believes all individuals have a right to safe and affordable housing.

We are charged with the task of assisting those who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless, in finding, securing and maintaining suitable housing in the service area.

Client Centered

The Society recognizes the value and dignity of each individual.

We encourage and support our clients to make healthy choices and we respect the choices that they make. We advocate with and on behalf of our clients to improve their quality of life.

Social Justice

The Society believes all individuals deserve equity in accessibility.

We collaborate with community partners and actively participate in community efforts to ensure that basic human rights are protected. We promote shared, private and public responsibility in the delivery of education and awareness activities in the community.

Harm Reduction

The Society believes harm reduction promotes and supports the health and well-being of both individuals and communities.

We believe that all humans have the right to comprehensive, non-judgmental services based on individual need. Through education and prevention efforts, we work to reduce the risk of harm for individuals engaged in or affected by risky behaviours.