Community Based Services

Infant Development Program (IDP)

The Infant Development Program provides home based early intervention services to families with children from birth to three years of age who are experiencing delays in their development, or who are at risk for developmental delay.

Home visits are made on a regular basis by professional staff to assist the family in planning learning activities and to utilize appropriate community resources. Opportunities for parents to meet and support each other are provided through regular drop-in groups and classes organized on topics of interest to families.

Resource library materials of books and toys are also available for loan to families. Referrals can be made directly to the IDP. The North Shore Infant Development Program strives to provide services in a timely fashion, but occasionally the demand for our services exceeds the capacity for us to do this. If this happens, your child may be placed on a waitlist for service.

Contact: Gaye Jackson, Manager of the Infant Development Program at 604.986.1358
Mailing Address: 3158 Mountain Hwy,
North Vancouver BC V7K 2H5

IDP Program Handbook(Link will open on Information Page. Click the back button to return here.)

Here is a websites that we recommend regarding development:
www.parenting.vch.ca

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Special Services to Children

This program is for individuals between the ages of 5 and 18. Each person along with their family or support network develops a plan in order to be successful in reaching specific goals in community settings.Participants enjoy fun, skill-building activities with their one to one support worker who is suitably matched with the individual for the best possible outcome.Average hours of service are 5hrs per week.

Referrals are required from the Ministry of Children and Families (MCFD). MCFD is responsible for the order of acceptance and can be reached at 604.904.4300.

Contact the Director of Community Based Services at 604.904.4090 for more information.

View the Community Based Services Handbook (pdf)(Link will open on Information Page. Click the back button to return here.))

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Teen and Pre-Teen Social Program

This weekend program is for individuals between the ages of 9 and 18. Participants enjoy recreational activities and community outings with their peers while building social and life skills.They are actively involved in planning activities and meet as a group at the beginning of every month to create a recreation plan.This program runs on Saturday afternoons and is only closed on statutory holiday weekends.

Referrals are required from the Ministry of Children and Families (MCFD). MCFD is responsible for the order of acceptance and can be reached at 604.904.4300.

Contact the Director of Community Based Services at 604.904.4090 for more information.

View the Community Based Services Handbook (pdf).(Link will take you to the Program Handbooks section of the Information page. Click the back button to return here.)

 

 

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Adult Life Skills

This service is for adults aged 19 and over who have disabilities and are interested in continuing to learn life skills. Participants choose a variety of life skills to learn at home or in community settings, assisted by a worker selected by the participant and their family or support network.

Referrals are required from Community Living BC (CLBC) www.communitylivingbc.ca. CLBC is responsible for the order of acceptance and can be reached at 604.981.0321. On average, CLBC allocates program participants with 4 hours of service per week and reviews their progress bi-annually.

Contact the Director of Community Based Services at 604.904.4090 for more information.

View the Community Based Services Handbook (pdf).(Link will open on Information Page. Click the back button to return here.)

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STAGE (Supportive Transition Adult Group Education)

STAGE is a transition service for young adults that facilitates growth and independence in educational, vocational and social skills after completing high school.

This program is designed for individuals with disabilities who want to improve academic, work and life skills and will transition out of the service within 1-4 years to access other educational or employment related services and opportunities. This service is best suited to those who wish to further their independence through community-based activities and do not require one to one assistance.

How STAGE began: In 2005, the Parent Transition Advisory Group (PTAG) and the North Shore Disability Resource Centre (NSDRC) designed a service to meet the needs of
young people with disabilities and their families. PTAG successfully lobbied the government ministries and authorities responsible and, in partnership with the NSDRC, introduced
this service on September 1, 2005.

NSDRC invoices STAGE participants a nominal fee that is used to cover additional program supplies. Current fees for CLBC referred participants are $5.00 per registered day. Drop-in fees (for non-CLBC referred participants) are $20.00 per course registered. Please contact the Program Manager if you have questions.

STAGE offers a varied schedule based on the goals of the participants:

To apply to the STAGE Program you must first call Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) at 604.981.0321 and speak to a Facilitator. The Facilitator will assist you with developing a plan and if appropriate will make a referral to the program on your behalf.

View the STAGE Handbook (PDF).(Link will open on Information Page. Click the back button to return here.)

View the current STAGE Program Guide (PDF).(Link will open on Information Page. Click the back button to return here.)

 

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Summer Bursary Program

2017 SUMMER BURSARY APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

The NSDRC Summer Bursary Program offers financial support to North and West Vancouver families/guardians of children and youth who have a special need, disability or are in the process of receiving a diagnosis and may require additional support to attend summer recreation programs, camps or community-based activities.
Bursaries can be used towards program or camp fees or to assist with payment of a support worker.
To be eligible for a bursary children/youth must be entering pre-school in September and under the age of 19 as of July 1st.
Bursary applications are available February 1st each year from the NSDRC website www.nsdrc.org. Submission deadline is April 1st at midnight.
Funding for bursaries are made possible from a contract from the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). Other funding sources typically include; Variety the Children’s Charity, CIBC Wood Gundy, West Vancouver Community Foundation, Service Clubs and private donations. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the District of West Vancouver, District of North Vancouver and City of North Vancouver through their Community Grants programs.
Bursary funding maximums change from year to year, the average bursary received is $250 per child. Applicants may or may not receive the maximum depending on the number of applications received. Applicants are notified by email as to the amount of bursary allocated in June.
Funding allocations are made in conjunction with representatives of the Ministry of Children and Family Development and other service providers on the North Shore.
Families/guardians are encouraged to register and pay for camps/programs before receiving bursary confirmation.
Families/guardians using the bursary to hire a support worker are responsible for hiring their own support worker and paying those wages that are mutually agreed upon. Receipt forms for support work are available from the website for submission.
Bursary funds are distributed in the form of a cheque once the NSDRC has received all receipts required. Deadline to submit receipts for reimbursement is September 15th.

For further information or assistance please call Kathleen Jessop at (604) 904-4090.


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Receipt for Hours Worked Fillable Form [PDF]

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