Community Living

Our full directory is also available as a downloadable PDF. If we need to add something to the directory, let us know by sending an email to Spencer van Vloten

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Community Living Resources

BC Centre for Ability Association

Enhances the quality of life for children, youth, and adults with disabilities in ways that build competencies and foster inclusion in all aspects of life

Bethesda Christian Association

Bethesda provides many services for people with intellectual disabilities and their families throughout BC, including: supported independent living, home share, community inclusion, employment services, family support services, and summer camps

Bill's Place

Provides housing and personalized support to individuals impacted by acquired brain injury, trauma, and dual diagnosis. Care is offered within a cluster of seven homes, as well as in their eight-suite apartment building in Nanaimo. They also offer individually based outpatient support to individuals living on their own in community.

Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion

Creates places where people of all ages can connect with family and friends, achieve dreams, learn, have choices respected, and access quality supports. Programs for infant development, childcare, youth and transitional services, employment, and family support.

Campbell River and District Association for Community Living

Provides and advocates for local services to support people of all ages with special needs, their families, and caregivers

Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship

A partnership between the UBC School of Social Work, community living organizations and supporters seeking to further the inclusion and full citizenship of people with intellectual disabilities locally, nationally, and globally

Chilliwack Opportunity Society

Offers a safe place for adults with developmental disabilities to build friendships, relationships, and grow personal networks within the community. They also assist participants in fully accessing their community and creating the support they need to enjoy many recreational activities.

Chilliwack Society for Community Living

CSCL builds capacity for the inclusion and belonging of people with various abilities. CSCL promotes diversity and provides services that enhance quality of life and strengthen communities.

Clay Tree Society

Clay Tree supports individuals with developmental disabilities by utilizing a variety of programs, techniques, and systems that help participants live a full life of quality and dignity

Clements Centre Society

CCS's Centre for Community Living helps adults with developmental needs reach their full potential through employment and residential programs

Communitas Supportive Care Society

Communitas provides care across BC to those living with disabilities, with services ranging from 24-hour residential care, to skills-based day programs, to respite care for families

Community Integration Services Society

Committed to enabling individuals with developmental disabilities to become active members of their own community through community inclusion programs

 

Community Living BC

Through residential services, family support, networking, employment, and more, Community Living BC is helping build safe, inclusive communities throughout the province

Community Living Society

CLS supports people to live as full citizens through a diverse range of individualized employment, residential, and outreach services

Community Living Victoria

Community Living Victoria provides services and support to people with intellectual disabilities and their families, at the same time promoting participation in the community

Community Ventures Society

Provides foster families, summer camps, respite, life skills, community inclusion, specialized children's residential, outreach, and shared living services to support people with developmental disabilities in the Tri-Cities and beyond

Connectra Society

Connectra helps people with physical disabilities connect with work, leisure, and social opportunities

Cranbrook Community Living Society

Offers a range of programs for children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities, including residential services, supported employment, and community inclusion

 

Dawson Creek Society for Community Living

Assists people with disabilities to become full community participants through training, education, support, and advocacy

Delta Community Living Society

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Delta and Surrey with developmental disabilities, and also providing ongoing support to their families and friends

 

Developmental Disabilities Association

DDA provides a range of programs and services to empower persons with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential

Fort St. John Association for Community Living

Supports adults with developmental disabilities to achieve full and meaningful lives in their community by providing resources to individuals and families

Greater Vancouver Community Services

GVCSS operates 6 homes in the Lower Mainland for adult individuals with developmental disabilities. Located in residential neighbourhoods in Vancouver, Richmond, and North Vancouver, each home is designed to facilitate the individuals’ independence and community involvement.

HOME Society

Welcoming persons who need a supportive home in the community by providing a range of services and forming a supportive network. Over 80 homes in the Fraser Valley.

Inclusion BC

Inclusion BC builds community and enhances the lives of children and youth with special needs, adults with developmental disabilities, and their families by promoting action and advancing rights and social justice

 

Inclusion Canada 

Assists people with intellectual disabilities and their families to lead the way in advancing inclusion in their own lives and in their community

 

Inclusion Langley Society

Provides a range of services to support the growth and community inclusion of youth and adults ​with developmental disabilities 

Inclusion Powell River Society

Inclusion Powell River fosters a safe, inclusive community through a broad range of programs and services

Independent Living Vernon

ILV assists people with disabilities, providing social support, employment services, and information referral

Integra Support Services

A person-centered agency providing inclusive supports to individuals with diverse abilities on Vancouver Island.

 

John Howard Society of British Columbia

JHS assists across BC with housing, life skills, and community-based support, with the goal of assisting individuals to value their positive contributions to society

Kamloops Society for Community Inclusion

Dedicated to serving adults with diverse abilities to lead full and meaningful lives through community inclusion, employment and creative housing models that are tailored to individual need

Kinsight

Kinsight supports healthy development, inclusion, and full participation of all people through family support, infant and child development programs, residential and employment services, and community activities

Kootenay Society for Community Living

Supports and promotes the inclusion of all residents in and around West Kootenay with developmental disabilities into the fabric of community life

L’Arche Greater Vancouver

A community where adults with developmental disabilities, along with those who come to assist them, share life together in family-like settings and work environments

 

Lifetime Networks

Provides education, community engagement support, employment support, and more. All within inclusive, welcoming settings. Based in Victoria.

Lower Mainland Society for Community Living

Offers a variety of community supports and residential services throughout the Lower Mainland

 

MSA Society for Community Living

The MSA Society for Community Living is committed to supporting adults with developmental disabilities to fully access and participate in their community. Offering home sharing, residential and day services, and family support.

Milieu Family Services

Provides support to persons with disabilities in the Lower Mainland, fostering inclusive community connections, skill development, and the creation of strong personal networks

 

My Home My Community

Building housing opportunities and inclusive communities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

 

North Shore Connexions Society

NSCS offers a range of programs to facilitate community inclusion, such as community-based respite, day programs, education and community awareness, employment, family support, life skills, and residential options

North Shore Disability Resource Centre

Striving for a community for all, and offering infant-youth development programs, employment and education support, residential service, and community inclusion support

OneSky Community Resources

OneSky provides programs in Penticton for youth with special needs and adults with developmental disabilities

 

Options Community Services

Helping people to help themselves through family support, supported living, community integration, and intervention

Pacific Community Resources

Pacific Community Resources Society offers accredited social services across BC, including education, employment, housing, substance use, mental health, and youth and family support services

Pacific Pathways

Pathways provides individualized community-based inclusion programs that inspire increased independence and personal achievement in participants in Langley, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack. Participants are involved in their communities in the areas of employment, volunteer work, life skills, health and wellness, and recreation and leisure.

Pathways Abilities Society

Empowers people with diverse abilities in and around Kelowna with the encouragement, confidence, resources and lifeskills necessary to lead more independent, self-sufficient lives. Residential and employment services, recreation and activity programs, self-advocacy, and more.

Pivot Point Family Growth Centre

Provides services to children and adults with diverse abilities, as well as services to their family members and other service providers throughout BC

PLAN Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network

PLAN helps families and people with disabilities feel confident about the future by making careful plans and fostering supportive relationships to be safe, secure, and fully included in the community

 

Port Alberni Association for Community Living

Provides advocacy and community services to people with developmental disabilities and their families

posAbilities

Through behaviour consultation, community inclusion, employment, and home living, posAbilities empowers persons with developmental disabilities in Metro Vancouver and other parts of BC

Quesnel Community Living Association 

Specializes in employment opportunities and supportive programs which provide a high quality of life for persons in Quesnel with diverse abilities

 

Realm BC

Focused on the provision of services that empower individuals with diverse abilities to develop and maintain autonomy within their community

Richmond Centre for Disability

The Richmond Centre for Disability empowers people with disabilities to participate in the community by providing information, resources, support and by increasing community awareness and accessibility

Richmond Society for Community Living

Helps more than 1000 people with developmental disabilities each year to participate and contribute fully as valued members in the community. RSCL also helps family members access programs and services, ensuring quality of care throughout the lifespan of the individual supported.

Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living

Provides services and supports for more than 600 children and adults with developmental disabilities, and children at risk of developmental disability or delay, and their families. Services include developmental, educational, recreational, vocational, and residential programs.

 

Sea to Sky Community Services

Provides a range of community services along the sea-to-sky corridor, including child development and community living programs

 

Services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities

STADD is a provincial government program that assists eligible individuals and their families transition from the world of children's services over to adult services

SHARE Family & Community Service Society

SHARE connects, engages, and strengthen individuals and families through inclusive community services and therapy

Spectrum Society for Community Living

Spectrum offers employment and residential supports to people with disabilities, so they can experience full citizenship and genuine belonging in the community

Strive Living Society

Strive delivers community living services throughout southwestern BC for people of all ages with diverse abilities

Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living

Offering work and community inclusion programs in the Sunshine Coast

Surrey Association for Community Living

The Surrey Association for Community Living provides programs and support services for people with developmental disabilities and their families

Terrace and District Community Services Society

Provides a range of essential community services throughout the Northwest

 

The Cascadia Society for Social Working

Creating opportunities for people of all abilities to fulfill their potential through living, learning, and working in community. Residence, therapy, family support, and community development programs.

Thompson Community Services

TCS offers children and youth services, community inclusion programs, employment services, home sharing, independent living, and residential programs.

Uniti

Uniti is a partnership between community living organizations to support inclusive housing, employment, and community in the Surey and White Rock areas

 

Vancouver Resources Society

Provides innovative opportunities for seniors and people with disabilities to enable independence and participation in the community

 

Vela 

Vela provides support in planning and managing the individualized funding process. There is no charge for Vela's services in BC.

Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Supporting thriving community lives for persons with disabilities through research, peer support, assistive technology, and more

Western Human Resource Corp

Provides support services to children, adults and families where disability or illness is a barrier to quality of life. Serving the Thompson, Okanagan, Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland and Greater Vancouver areas.

WJS Canada

Helps people with diverse abilities become  active in their communities and reach the highest possible levels of independence. Services include supported homes, independent and semi-independent living, respite, employment, behaviour counselling, and mental and physical therapy.

 

Williams Lake Association for Community Living

Committed to supporting individuals in developing independence and inclusion in the community in any aspect of life chosen by the person

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