Here you'll find lots of handmade goods from the participants of our STAGE program. Designed for young adults with disabilities who have completed high school and who want to improve their skills academically and look for paid or volunteer work, STAGE allows participants to work and learn in groups facilitated by staff and volunteers.
Fundraising is an important part of the program, as STAGE costs are shared among government funders, the families of the participants and the community. By purchasing the unique products made by our STAGES of Creativity artisans, you are supporting a unique program that helps build a better community for all.
Please note, our products are available for contactless pickup at our offices if you would prefer that method. We will contact you after your purchase to arrange a pickup time that works for you. Please let us know if you would like contactless pickup at that time.
Our unique bird houses and bird feeders are created using a process called ink-to-wood transfer. We venture out into the community and photograph the incredible natural beauty around us. We then print out our photos and transfer the images onto wood using an acrylic medium. Once the acrylic medium has dried, we clean off the paper layer which leaves the ink trapped in the acrylic layer. Finally, we seal the images using gloss and Galkyd. Once the ink-to-wood process has been completed, the bird houses and bird houses are assembled by hand.
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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.