There was a need, we had to do something.

Our Vision

Community Health through Mental Health

Our Purpose

Creating an environment for growth and recovery for people challenged by mental illness through:

  • Supporting an individual’s choice to live, work, learn and be part of their community.
  • Promoting recovery in a friendly, safe and supportive environment for individuals affected by mental illness in the Tri-Cities.
  • Being a flexible and caring Society dedicated to mental wellness.
  • Providing housing, employment, social and personal growth opportunities.

Our Strategic Plan




Our Story

New View Society was established in August 1973 in response to the de-institutionalization of patients from Riverview Psychiatric Hospital. Many previous Riverview patients were now living in the community and needed social, recreational or work programs to assist them with community integration. New View Society was formed to meet that need. For more information about how we have grown over the years, please visit the New View’s History page.


Our Board

To learn about the people who help guide New View Society towards a bright future, please visit the New View’s Board page



Held on July 7 2020, our AGM was a great success and wonderful opportunity for our partners and the community to learn about the last year at New View.

2020 Annual Report

New View Society Core Values.

Integrity: by being honest and authentic in providing focus to our members while providing support within our communities.
Respect: by understanding and valuing individual right to self-responsibility.
Inclusiveness: by recognizing and being intentional in building strong relationships with key stakeholders such as members, families, volunteers and our community.
Caring: by providing a welcoming and accepting environment where individuals feel comforted, supported and treated with dignity.
Trust: by being consistent and deliberate in working with our clients, the community and funders.

Our Services

Based on a holistic approach, New View Society strives to support its’ members in all areas of life: Housing, Employment and Social Recreation. Through our supported housing, independent living, and rental assistance programs, New View Society’s Housing department supports hundreds of people each month.

The Employment program helps members through the Social Enterprise program, and through more traditional support, such as resume creation, job search assistance and supported employment.

Answering the social recreational needs of our members, the Clubhouse offers a welcoming and engaging atmosphere for informal socialization, as well as over 20 organized recreational and educational programs. For more information about the services we offer, please visit our Services page.


Our Members

Listen to our member’s stories, learn about New View, and hear the difference we make- all through the voices of our members themselves!