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Community Living Society

Organization Details

23 million
Year founded: 
Total Membership: 
Organization Region: 
Lower Mainland & Upper Fraser Valley

The CLS is dedicated to connecting you with the unique services and supports you need to live a full, happy, empowered life. 

The CLS offers you a wide range of residential and community-based supports (including shared homes, and supported independent living), and individual (or shared) support to access the community, learn independence skills or find paid or volunteer work. 

One of the most important first steps to developing successful support for you is finding the right match between you and your support worker. Once we learn a little bit more about you, we work to find the right person to bst meet your needs. 

Using person-centered planning, we consult with you, together with your family and friends, to identify the goals that will maximize your independence and community opportunities. The plan is revisited on a regular basis to ensure that as you grow and change, the plan continues to meet your needs. 



Organization Address: 
7th Floor - 713 Columbia Street New Westminster, BC V3M 1B2
Board Members: 

Chairperson, Susan Powell

Staff Members: 

Chief Executive Officer, Ross Chilton (rchilton@communitylivingsociety.ca) 

Chief Financial Officer, Jeane Rogers (jrogers@communitylivingsociety.ca) 

Chief Operating Officer, Gillian Rhodes (jrhodes@communitylivingsociety.ca)