(250) 847-5211

Transportation Program

Todd Lace

Todd Lace

Transportation Program Driver

250-847-5211 ext: 211

Todd Lace is a dedicated community transportation worker at the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society, providing essential non-emergency transportation services within a limited 17-hour per week program.

Todd’s journey to British Columbia began in 1990, where he met his wife, Charrine. Together with their two children, they made their home in Witset, BC in 2011. With a diverse educational background, Todd is a proud graduate of Montréal’s Rosemount Technology Centre, specializing in Industrial Drafting (Computer-Aided Design). During his time there, Todd’s talent and dedication shone through as he was successful in numerous awards in the province-wide Robot Competition alongside his classmates. Additionally, Todd holds diplomas in Welding and Fitting from CEJEP (Sofie, QB) and Professional Cooking from CEJEP (Cowansville, QB). His career path has seen him excel in various roles such as welding, culinary arts, and carpentry, with a specialization in antique restoration.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Todd finds joy in immersing himself in the rich traditions of the Witsuwit’en culture. He and his wife actively participate in gathering and processing traditional medicines under the guidance of elders and matriarchs. Todd’s passion for cultural preservation extends to pursuits like wood carving, furniture making, and hunting. An avid learner and explorer, Todd is always eager to expand his knowledge and skills, embracing new experiences with enthusiasm. Todd Lace embodies a strong sense of community spirit and a deep-rooted appreciation for indigenous traditions, making him a valuable asset to the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society and the community at large.Deeply impacted by MMIWG he and his family commit to enhancing safety within the region.

About the program:

The Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre in partnership with Northern Development Initiative Trust is pleased to provide a  free Transportation program. We aim to reduce barriers to services and supports by providing safe access to transportation for urban Indigenous people who reside in Smithers, Telkwa, Houston and the surrounding area (Regional District).

This program is intended to support transportation for appointments and services in order to reduce barriers to accessing public supports.

 Please note that the program is unable to provide daily-drop offs nor is it suitable for hospital trips (please continue to use 911 for all emergencies).