Community Learning Services


The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) has existed since 1971 and is a longstanding partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and community organizations and their volunteers. Smithers Community Services Association  host free tax clinic where volunteers complete income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals to ensure they receive, or continue to receive, the benefits and credits they are entitled to.

In order to be eligible for the CVITP, individuals must have a modest income and a simple tax situation. This may include:

• adults 65 years and older
• housing-insecure individuals
• Indigenous Peoples
• modest-income individuals
• newcomers
• persons with disabilities
• students and youth


Adult One-on-One Tutoring

Do you have trouble reading and writing? Does someone you know find it hard to read or write? We can help. We provide free, confidential, one-on-one tutoring.

Skills Programs

Do you need help with:

  • knowing how to cook healthily on a budget?
  • finance and budgeting skills?
  • using a computer or smartphone?

Join one of our free small-group programs and improve your knowledge and skills in a fun, relaxed, and supportive atmosphere.

Drop-in Assistance

Do you need help filling in a form or doing an online application? Drop-in help is available. (You can also make an appointment to make sure we are available to assist you when you need it.)

SCSA Income Tax Clinic

This service is for people with a modest income and simple tax situation. To check your eligibility, go to:

We need a volunteer to help with our income tax clinic. If you want to join, please get in touch.

Our program is part of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), supported by the Canada Revenue Agency. 

Program Contact Information

Laura Duursma, Community Learning Program Manager

Tel:250-847-9515 ext. 2003

[email protected]

[email protected]


This program is funded by the BC Community Gaming Grant, the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training,Decoda Literacy Solutions, Employment & Social Development Canada (ESDC), Bulkley Valley Community Foundation