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Campbell River & District Association for Community Living

Organization Details

(250) 286 - 0391
(250) 286 - 3732
4th Monday in May
4.0 million
Year founded: 
Total Membership: 
Organization Region: 
Vancouver Island

The Campbell River and District Association for Community Living is proud to promote all of their programs that are successfully accredited with CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, Employment and Community Services Division.

Infant Development Program:  This program provides developmental assessment and monitoring for infants birth to three years old who are experiencing a delay in development or who are at risk of delay.  The goals include: supporting families in furthering their knowledge of growth and development issues, learning skills and encourage their child's overall development and making optimum use of community resources.

Sunrise (Speech and Language) Enhancement Program:  Services are provided to preschool children (birth to school entry) and their family/caregiver.  A full range of assessment, screening, consultation, therapy, and in-services are available.  Working in partnership with each child's family/caregivers, services are provided in the clinic, home and community based environments.

CDBC/FASD Coordinator Services:  This program coordinates community based psychological assessments for children and youth suspected of having Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder or other Complex Developmental Behavoural Conditions.  Community Education and services to support families whose children have FASD are also provided.

Supported Child Development:  This program supports children from birth to twelve years of age who have a developmental disability to fully participate in inclusive neighbourhood child care programs.

Community Access Services: This program assists with the transition into adulthood.  It provides local leisure & recreational opportunities, life skills, social competency training for children with special needs ages 6-19 who are developmentally disabled and/or diagnosed with autism.

Passages: This program provides supports and teaching in the areas of daily living, social, communication, pre-vocational, recreation and leisure provides opportunities to access their community.  Enables people with mental and physical disabilities access to their community by learning specific life skills training & support.

Nifty Thrifty: A second hand store that sells donated clothing, books, toys, household items, appliances, linens, collectables and draperies.  Nifty Thrifty provides job training and full time employment for adults with developmental disabilities.

Residential Program: This program is responsible for the operation of 4 homes housing adults with a variety of needs and challenges. Each home is staffed 24/7, has a residential based day program, with two day programmers, developing programs and activities for each person who lives in the house.  Each home has unique characteristics but share a caring, supportive environment to help people achieve their optimal level of independence.

Supported Employment: Assist individuals who are mentally challenged in obtaining meaningful work within the community.

Occupational Therapy - Early Intervention Services:  This program provides services to children birth to Kindergarten Eligibility to participate as independently as possible in everyday activities.  These activities include self-care, such as feeding, dressing, grooming, toileting as well as Kindergarten readiness skills and fine motor skills, services include assessment, consultation, and therapy.  This is a community based program helping children and their families.

Semi-Independent Living:  This program supports adults with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible in their own home or apartment.  The staff provide assistance in daily living skills to include banking, budgeting/bill paying, grocery shopping, household maintenance, social and leisure, and personal hygiene.  This program includes the operation of two assisted housing locations.

Ironwood Place:  Ironwood Place is a fifty-four unit senior's assisted living community.  This program provides a range of hospitality services that promote independce, choice and dignity to the seniors who live there, to include two meals a day, recreational activities and housekeeping services.

Recreation and Leisure Program:  This program offers leisure and recreation activities to adults with developmental disabilities who have moved from full time to part time employment or to retirement.

Skyline Productions:  Through an organized employment model, Skyline provides employment and training for adults with developmental disabilities working with wood products and contracts for boom boards and survey stakes for logging companies and BC Hydro.

Supported Employment:  Through training in job search skills, interview skills and job-specific skills.  Supported Employment works with local employers to assist individuals eligible for our services in obtaining meaningful work within the community.

Community Living Month -- October:  Community Living Month promotes community development initiatives dedicated to supporting and sustaining inclusive community living for children with special needs and adults with developmental disabilities.  By joining together to celebrate community living, and by inviting members of the public to get to know those who are often hidden behind a disability label, we are helping to open up society's doors and truly welcome people into the fabric of community life.


Organization Address: 
1153 Greenwood Street Campbell River British Columbia Canada V9W 3C5
Board Members: 

President: Terri Cranton

Staff Members: 

Executive Director, Greg Hill (greg.hill@cradacl.bc.ca)