Day Programs

The Cascadia Society for Social Working

Address: 351 West 19th Street 
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-987-3407
Fax: 604-987-3408
Email: cascadia@cascadiasociety.org
Website: www.cascadiasociety.org

The Cascadia Society is a life-sharing community that includes adults with special needs. Cultural, artistic and therapeutic experiences are provided through residential home care and day activities within the urban setting of Vancouver’s North Shore. The Cascadia Society is dedicated to bringing healing to human beings and to the earth. Their primary task is to allow the potential in each person to unfold and to be in harmonious relationship with the environment.

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Vinge Community Living

Address: 416-4538 Kingsway Burnaby, BC V5H 4T9
Phone: +1(604)-689-3855 ext. 401
Fax: +1(604)-689-3864
Director of Community Living Services
Email: james@vinge.bc.ca
Website: www.vinge.bc.ca

Vinge Community Living Services provides specialized Residential, Day Program and Respite services for individuals with developmental disabilities and complex physical and/or mental health issues and for individuals with complex physical health issues. In addition, we also provide behavioural supports within two of our residential programs and day programs.

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BC Centre for Ability

Address: 2805 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-451-5511
Fax: 604-451-5651
Email: On website under the “Contact Us” tab
Website: www.bc-cfa.org

The BC for Ability helps people with disabilities find employment by raising awareness, identifying opportunities, recruiting candidates, and enabling training and financial support.

Main Employment Programs:

– Opportunities Fund Program for Persons with Disabilities
Website: http://www.oppsfund.ca/faqs.html

– Work BC Case Management Services
Website: www.employmentworks.ca

BC Centre for Ability also works with daycares, preschools, family daycares and out of school care programs, they provide consultation services and extra staffing assistance to ensure inclusive practices for children who have a demonstrated need for extra support.

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North Shore ConneXions Society

Adress: 1070 Roosevelt Crescent
North Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-984-9321
Fax: 604-984-9882
Website: nsconnexions.org

The North Shore ConneXions Society supports families and serves children and adults living with intellectual disabilities.

Services we provide for you as a job-seeker:
We will help you to find and keep a job in the community.
We will meet with you a number of times to get to know you and your skills and aptitude for work. This information helps guide the job search and negotiations for a paid job. Finding employment can take a long time, so to be successful you will need a mixture of motivation and patience! Once you are offered a job, we come with you to the work site. We will help you to master the tasks and to get comfortable with your new co-workers. We then begin to fade away gradually as you become more independent!

For more information, please contact Devon Bruce, Program Manager at 604.984.9321 or devonb@nsconnexions.org.

Day Programs

Participants need a referral from the North Shore office of Community Living BC (CLBC) in order to access our Day Programs. ConneXions offers a wide variety of Day Programs. The interests and needs of the individuals we support are the foundation of every program and service that we offer. All of our services are collaborative, flexible, client-centered and highly accountable. Our ongoing commitment is to meet the individual and evolving needs of each participant.

Amongst the vast opportunities offered through our Day Programs are vocational and employment training, recreation, education and leisure activities. Also included in our Day Programs is our Social Enterprise Program.
 

Lifeskills

This program provides life skills to individuals with developmental disabilities through two types of supports:

Community-Based Lifeskills

The majority of individuals in Community Based Lifeskills live at home and receive targeted, time-limited supports in areas that will assist future independent living. Some examples of supports are: learning how to use transit, budgeting, how to use local recreation and community facilities, grocery shopping and menu planning/cooking.

Residential Outreach Lifeskills

We work with families to serve individuals who live independently in the community. We typically assist with the following; bill payment and money management, grocery shopping, food storage and meal preparation, home maintenance skills, personal and community safety, and selected medical/dental appointment assistance.

Individuals need a referral from Community Living BC (CLBC) in order to access the Lifeskills program.

For more information about Lifeskills, please contact the Program Manager, Elizabeth Roach – elizabethr@nsconnexions.org
 

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Community Living Society (CLS)

Address: # 490 – 6400 Roberts St.
Burnaby  V5G 4C9
Tel: 604-451-8699
Fax: 604-451-5708
TTY: 604-451-5748 Ext 371
Website: http://www.communitylivingsociety.ca
 
The Waterfront Opportunity Centre
Vocational Service Centre:
260 West Esplanade
Tel: 604-988-7682
Fax: 604-451-5708
North Vancouver  V7M 3G7

Community based day program for a wide variety of people with disabilities.  Provides a broad range of recreational, leisure, and social activities. Also provides musical therapy, volunteer and work experiences.

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Strive Living

Address: #500 – 4370 Dominion Street
Burnaby, BC
Phone: 604-936-9944
Fax: 604-936-9003
Email: info@striveliving.ca
Website: striveliving.ca

Strive’s Supported Employment Services (SES) is a customized employment program that operates out of the Strive Centre in Vancouver. SES is for individuals with disabilities who require assistance to acquire and maintain paid employment.
The SES model provides skill development and job training, with built in support to ensure success and work readiness.
With all of our applications, we emphasize hard work, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work positively with others.

SES Offers the following services:

• Individualized employment plan and goals
• On site job coaching and case management support
• Skill development
• Paid employment
• Employment placements
• Practicum placements
• Safety training
• Equipment training
• Workshops
• Adapted work environments
• Administrative training

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PosAbilities

#240-4664 Lougheed Highway
Burnaby  V5L 5T5
Tel: 604-299-4001
Fax: 604-299-0329
Email: info@posAbilities.ca
Website: http://www.posabilities.ca/programs-services/community-services/socialrecreational-programs

Group Services –  Structured Day Support Programs:
Offers a wide range of social, recreational and learning opportunities. Participants are encouraged to pursue their interests and try out different program options. In addition to the variety that this approach offers, the person served has the opportunity to meet new people and to expand his or her social circle.
The majority of the structured day support and life skills programs are offered in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond and Maple Ridge. Ask us about programs and services in your community.

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Community Integration Services Society

Suite 207 277 Mountain Highway
North Vancouver, BC  V7J  3T6
Phone: 604 986 1511
Fax: 604 986 4455
Email: jjo@gociss.org
Website: http://www.gociss.org/

Since 1990, CISS has offered a wide range of day program services for adults living with disabilities. We aim to maximize the independence of each of our consumers by developing programs that include various levels of life skills training, education, community involvement, and social activities.

Our program initiatives are located in Port Moody and on the North Shore.

Community Integration Services Society (CISS) is presently eligible to provide services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Community Inclusion Programs. It also provides services to a new distinct group of individuals through the Personalized Supports Initiative (PSI) which focuses on adults who have both significant limitations in adaptive functioning and either a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in all areas of support.

For more information on PSI programs, please visit this website
CISS launched Individualized Day Services in North Vancouver in 1995, initially serving one individual. Since then, the program has grown significantly, providing support to numerous individuals in areas including volunteering, paid employment, recreational activities, and life skills. By providing a high staff to consumer ratio, we are able to ensure that each individual’s program meets their unique needs, interests, and goals.

In order to join any of our programs or initiatives, an applicant must meet certain criteria.

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Community Living BC (CLBC)

Adult Services for Community Living
North Shore/Howe Sound Office
Address: #210–1200 Lynn Valley Road
North Vancouver
Phone: 604-981-0321
General Enquiries: northvancouver@communitylivingbc.ca
Website: http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/

CLBC funds support and services to help adults with developmental disabilities and their families achieve their goals and live the life they want. CLBC funded supports are delivered through service agencies and help eligible adults meet their disability related needs and participate in meaningful ways in the community.CLBC funded supports can include community inclusion supports that focus on employment, social and life skills.

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Transition & Employment Program, North Shore Disability Resource Centre

Address: 3158 Mountain Hwy,
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-985-5371
Transition & Employment Facilitator (Glenda): 604-904-4075
Email: g.kopperson@nsdrc.org
Website: www.nsdrc.org

The Transition & Employment program assists young people with disabilities, aged 15+ and their families to navigate the transition from child to adult services, and supports toward employment.
 
How we can help…
 
– Assist youth with disabilities to transition into the government services system
– Develop a transition plan for your future
– Provide information regarding transition and employment
– Facilitate workshops and information sessions
– Link you to services and resources in the community
– Attend school transition IEP meetings by request
– Job Club and employment workshops for job seekers
– Job development supports
– Individual appointments are available

We can also assist employers!

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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. STAGE is a program of the North Shore Disability Resource Centre

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.

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

Functional academics (Smart Readers, Math 2 Go, Money Skills )
Skill development (bus skills, office skills, basic computer skills)
Work skill training through community volunteering
Employment exploration through Informational interviews and tours with local businesses and services
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

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GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre

Address: 4255 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2G9
Phone: (604) 734-1313 – Main centre
(604) 737-6291 – Referral intake office
Fax: (604) 730-7904
Website: http://www.vch.ca/locations-services/result?res_id=1277

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre is British Columbia’s largest rehabilitation centre. As a freestanding facility with 68 rehabilitation beds, GF Strong provides inpatient and outpatient outreach and clinical support services to clients.

Please click on the “Access Services” blue tab on the webpage to see a full list of GF Strong programs and services.

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JustWork Economic Initiative

Address: Grandview Calvary Baptist Church
1803 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5N 1B2
Phone: 604.734.2104
Email: info@justwork.ca
Website: http://www.justwork.ca/

JustWork Economic Initiative is a registered non-profit organization that offers dignified, meaningful employment to people who face barriers to work in the traditional workforce.

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