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Community Inclusion Services

Community Inclusion Component of our services provides individual staff support to adults with developmental disabilities residing at home with family members, in a Home Share arrangement or living independently in the community. The focus of the program is to promote the individual’s feelings of independence, confidence in skills and abilities and experience inclusion as an active, valued, contributing member of the community. Staff work with individuals to develop goals and plans that identify opportunities to enhance social connections and expand personal support networks. Individuals are also encouraged and supported to pursue personal interests and explore new activities.

Support may include but is not limited to the following:

  • Accessing and participation in community recreational programs (Zumba class)
  • Utilizing generic community resources, programs and services (public transit)
  • Joining a special interest group or association (Elk's, riding club)
  • On the job training and supervsion (task breakdown, job complettion)
  • Life skills development that promotes independence (banking, hygiene, personal safety)

Community –based activities may also include engaging in volunteer activities, personal shopping, attend special events such as live theater, concerts, sporting events and community celebrations locally and out of town.

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Support services are provided typically during the week Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 4:30pm. This service is designed to be flexible and exceptions may be made based on identified individual needs to include support services after 4:30pm and on weekends. The program does not run on statutory holidays.

The number of support hours allocated and frequency of service may vary from once a week to five times a week dependant on individual needs for support and contract funding levels from Community Living BC. The program does not charge individuals or their families a fee for services. For more information, please contact program manager, Nikki Vincent at 250 674-2600.

Outcome Measurement Reports for our programs are available for you to down load and read. Click here for Community Inclusion Services Report