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Community Inclusion


Kindale Developmental Association

Organization Details

(250) 546 - 3005
(250) 546 - 3053
Year founded: 
Total Membership: 
Organization Region: 
Interior BC

Academics: Computer training with basic academics are provided for specified consumers.

Communications: A speech-language pathologist performs assessments, develops and implements programs specific to each consumer's needs.

Community Integration: Aims to develop valued social roles within the community. Offers one to one conversation and promotes street safety and awareness.

Community Living: Support in personal management, home management, money management, social skills, etc for individuals living independently in the community.

Computer Lab: Offered to learn computer skills from playing games to learning and improving spelling and maintaining personal banking information.

Cooking: Two full kitchens at Bechtold Centre and Seaton Centre. Kitchenettes at Bechtold and Old Towne Thrift Shoppe. Programs of varying intensity teach nutritional cooking skills.

Community Living Inclusion:

Bechtold Centre: houses the developmental, communication, and senior"s programs

Mainstreet Connections: Provides a variety of services that promote independent living in the community (250) 545-2377

Old Towne Thrift Shoppe: Operated by volunteers and Kindale customers

Seaton Centre: Was built to specifications for persons with varying disabilities (wheel chair accessible) for full service developmental and seniorメs programs.

Employment Skills: Full range of employment training from behavior to vocational rehabilitation.

Health & Physical Development: A nurse monitors our consumerメs health. Exercise sessions are part of many consumers daily programs.

Rotary Employment Program (REP)

Self Employment Company


Middleton House: 2-storey home for 6 adults. Fully wheelchair accessible including customized ceiling tracking and wheelchair lift for easy access to both levels (Rose Breitkreutz)

Rosewood House: Tri-plex for 5 adults (Synece Graves)

Van Kleeck House: 4 adults (Samantha Fairweather)

Warner House: 5 adults (Pat Blades)

Psychiatric Services: Kindale offers a range of assessment, diagnostic and program developmental services to consumers who have a dual diagnosis.

Secondary Student Transition Program: Provides work experience and transitional living for developmentally delayed students coming out of high school.

Self Help Skills: A variety of programs are in place based on individual assessments.

Semi-Independent Training: Consumers receive training to learn a variety of skills towards independence, and independence in the community.

Seniors Programs:

Arts/Crafts: Crafts are usually geared for the season and special occasions throughout the year

Baking: Every Friday, a hot lunch is prepared for consumers. It is the seniors departments job to prepare dessert.

Gardening: Consumers help with buying plants in the spring that will grow and can later be used in the fall for arts and crafts sessions.

Library: Weekly visits to the library to borrow books, tapes and videos.

Music: Consumers play musical instruments and sing some of their favorite songs.

Transportation: 6 vans to transport wheelchair-dependent individuals,


Organization Address: 
23A 3300 Smith Drive Armstrong BC
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 94 Armstrong British Columbia Canada V0E 1B0
Board Members: 

President, Sue Phillips

Staff Members: 

Manager of Community Living, Gary Arbuckle gary_arbuckle@kindale.net
Development Officer, Cindy Masters cindy_masters@kindale.net
Executive Director, B. Elliott b_elliott@kindale.net