(250) 847-5211

Homeless Outreach Project

Todd Lace

Todd Lace

Homeless Outreach Worker

Email: outreach.support@dzelkant.com

Ph: (250) 847-5211 Ext: 211

Originally from New Jersey, Todd moved to Canada at the age of 12, has roots in Knowlton, Québec (Ville de Lac-Brome), and moved to British Columbia in 1990. It was in BC that Todd met his wife, Charrine; they and their two children settled in Witset, BC (formerly known as Moricetown) in 2011 with their two children.

Todd joined the team of Smithers Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society in July 2022 as its Driver and Evening/Weekend Outreach Worker. In these positions, he assists clients in an outreach capacity to help with their needs as they arise, as well as to safely drive clients to and from pre-arranged appointments for all Dze L K’ant programs requiring transportation for clients.

Todd is a graduate of Montréal’s Rosemount Technology Centre, in the field of Industrial Drafting (Computer Aided Design); there, he won many awards in the province-wide Robot Competition with his classmates. Todd also acquired a Welding and Fitting diploma from CEJEP (Sofie, QB) and a Professional Cooking diploma from CEJEP (Cowansville, QB). Todd has worked as a welder, chef, and carpenter (specializing in antique restoration), among many other types of jobs.

When he is not working, Todd enjoys going out on the land with his wife to collect and process traditional medicines taught to them by elders and aunties. A quick study, Todd has learned a lot about Wet’suwet’en traditional culture, and enjoys everything from wood carving, furniture making, and hunting, to travelling—always learning and mastering new things, every day!

The Homeless Outreach Worker’s role is to support those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Smithers area.

This program is in partnership with Town of Smithers through a Strengthening Communities Grant through UBCM.