let's build better communities.
The NSDRC is the only organization on the North Shore that assists anyone, regardless of age, with any kind of disability. We connect people with special needs with programs and services that help them to live with dignity, freedom and joy. We distinguish ourselves through an extraordinary team of professionals who provide exceptional and consistent individualized support to those we serve.
Healthy, vibrant communities are inclusive communities, free of barriers to participation. We celebrate the confidence that comes from belonging, and the ability it gives us all to reach our potential.
We pay attention to the specific needs of the differently-abled individual, ensuring they (and their family) have a voice in their own care. Our core values of responsibility, initiative, responsiveness and professionalism are reflected in the actions and attitudes of our team.
With help from a community support worker, individuals receive 1-1 assistance with a focus on life skills development in areas of priority to them.
COMMUNITY HOUSING & INCLUSION
We provide specialized residence-based services for children, adults and youth with disabilities.
INFORMATION & ADVOCACY
We provide information about community and government programs and provide advocacy services for those who are often least able to advocate for themselves.
Looking for additional services including counselling, legal assistance, transition services and more? Start with our comprehensive resource guide.
The heart and soul of our work has always focused on ensuring people with disabilities can live and thrive in their own community. That won’t change in these uncertain times.
For more than 40 years, we've been breaking down barriers, building connections and advocating for those who are sometimes least able to do so for themselves.
We know the only true disability is the inability to see human potential.
Each of us has a role to play in creating the community we want to live, work and play in. No contribution is too big; no contribution is too small.
It is important that our community welcomes and values people of all abilities. A community that doesn’t work for some of us is a community that isn’t working.
When you donate to the NSDRC, you directly impact lives through programs and services that allow people of different abilities to live and thrive in their own community.
We welcome the opportunity to partner with private, public and corporate donors and will work with you to develop an appreciation program to recognize your support.
Each of us has a role to play in creating the community we want to live, work and play in. Join our email list to keep up to date on NSDRC news. Let's build a better community together!
3158 Mountain Highway
North Vancouver, BC
The NSDRC was started by a group of families in 1976. In the years since, we have worked for a "Community for All" by developing and providing community housing, infant development programs, youth groups, community-based services, and information and advocacy.
We are grateful for the opportunity to work, live and play on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.