Our Mission, Vision and Values


Our mission is to provide high-quality natural healthcare services to those in need in a safe and friendly environment. We educate our community on the benefits of natural health care promoting a holistic approach to healing and living.


We envision a world in which natural therapies are readily accessible and socially supported in a manner that is consistent with the highest standard of care.  We will each take responsibility for our individual, collective, and environmental health while honoring the diversity in each other and the natural world.


The work we do at the Compassion Roots Wellness Centre Society and the services we provide are a reflection of these core values: 

Compassion - Compassion has called us to engage in the creation of an affordable, accessible natural health care centre that is patient-focused not profit-focused. 

Diversity - The diversity of humans, plants, and animals is a vital component of health. We honour the diversity in each other and in the natural world. Diversity is embodied by our staff, board, and members. 

Empowerment - The individual is the primary authority when it comes to making personal healthcare decisions, including the decision to use natural holistic healthcare. Empowerment encourages the individual to take control of their healing.

Natural Health Care - Natural therapies are an effective alternative or complement to allopathic medicine and must be available to everyone who would choose to make them part of a healthy lifestyle--not just to those who can afford them. Natural plants provide effective relief for persons living with critical and chronic illnesses. Natural therapies are also an effective harm-reduction tool.

Alternative Solutions - We utilize consensus decision-making as an alternative to hierarchical structures because consensus empowers the individual and the community. We serve as a working model for these alternative solutions.          

Meet the Team

Compassion Roots Wellness Centre is staffed by a team of trained professionals who specialize in a range of disciplines, including clinical counselling, acupuncture, energy healing, craniosacral therapy, herbalism, and nutritional counselling. Compassion Roots is dedicated to helping clients achieve optimal health and wellness through personalized care and attention. They believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms, and work closely with each client to develop a customized treatment plan that meets their unique needs and goals.

Board of Directors


A member-elected, volunteer Board of Directors governs our association, providing it with financial and strategic oversight. We are a passionate and committed team working to raise awareness and improve access to resources for physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Get to know us!


The Wellness Centre was founded in 1997, as part of the British Columbia (BC) Compassion Club Society, to offer low-cost holistic health services to members of the Society. These services were subsidized by the dispensary side of the BC Compassion Club Society, until its closure in September 2022. Since that time, the Wellness Centre, under the Compassion Roots Wellness Centre Society, has been working to seek funding from other sources, to be able to continue to offer affordable services and products to those in need. Our practitioners generously work for less than 20% of their market value which translates into 80% subsidization for clients.

The Wellness Centre still houses an apothecary stocked with organic and wild-crafted herbs from which herbalists prepare customized herbal remedies. Customers can continue to purchase vitamins and other nutritional supplements at a reduced cost from the Wellness Centre.