our vision

is a world built on principles of inclusion and compassion; a world where all people recognize the benefits of building systems which foster a stronger sense of connectedness and inclusion; a world where people with disabilities and their families, can participate fully and make valuable contributions which enrich our community.

COVID-19 has impacted all of us. Here at the NSDRC, we continue to adapt our response and continuously re-evaluate programs and delivery of services recognizing that we are all facing on a new normal. The health and well-being of our clients, staff and community remains our top priority and our ever-evolving program structure will reflect this. We are so appreciative of our participants, families and staff and their ability to pivot and reimagine programs during this unprecedented time.


We continue to take direction from the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and we are busy ensuring that our programs are aligned with WorkSafeBC’s Safety Plans.


We will keep you updated and you can expect to continue to hear from your program managers directly with respect to specific services. We are grateful to all of you for your continued support. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions at

We are working toward a "community for all."

The NSDRC provides programs and services to children, youth, adults and their families based on the belief that healthy vibrant communities are inclusive communities, free of barriers to participation.


The NSDRC distinguishes itself through an extraordinary team of professionals who provide exceptional and consistent individualized support to participants.

become a member: join NSDRC today

We welcome new members to join us in support of the NSDRC! As a member, you:


• will receive all of the NSDRC materials, newsletters, announcements

• will be invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and vote to appoint our Board of Directors

• will be informed of and invited to attend any NSDCR activities or events


Membership dues are just $10 for individuals, and $25 for organizations, and help to support the important work taking place at the NSDRC every day.

our programs and services

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Community-Based Services

We provide one-to-one and/or group support to children and adults with disabilities and their families through a variety of programs. With support from a community support worker, individuals focus on life skill development in areas identified by the participants and/or their support network.

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Residential Services

Although each home is unique, the NSDRC is proud to provide a specialized residence for children and youth with disabilities. The first residential program operated by the NSDRC ensured parents and families continued to be involved in their sons’ and daughters’ lives. This philosophy continues today

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Information & Advocacy

We provide information about community and government programs and provide advocacy services that assist people with disabilities, their families and the community. Our advocates assist clients in applying for or appealing Persons With Disabilities benefits, Canada Pension Plan Disability, and other disability-related benefits.

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Resource Guide

Looking for additional services including counselling, legal assistance, transition services and more? Start with our comprehensive resource guide for further information.

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North Shore Disability Resource Centre

3158 Mountain Highway

North Vancouver, BC

V7K 2H5

phone: 604-985-5371

fax: 604-985-7594


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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 residential services, infant development programs, youth groups, community based services, and information and advocacy.