Conversations in Port Alberni

Community-Led Collaboration Project

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Port Alberni is located on the traditional territories of the Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nations. We acknowledge the Metis, Inuit and Urban Indigenous People who also live throughout this territory.

Conversations in Port Alberni

In-person engagements in Port Alberni and Surrounding Communities are now complete. Thank you to everyone who came out to share their ideas and experiences with us.

It’s time to check in and see if we got it right.


We invite you to read the draft Community Report for Port Alberni and surrounding communities and share your feedback. We’re eager to hear your thoughts to help us ensure the report represents your community. If something is missing, we want to hear about it.

Read the report


These are some ways in which you can share your feedback with us:

Fill in this quick survey.

Submit your feedback

Connect to a 30-minute conversation via Zoom on July 9 or July 10.

Register Here


You will get a copy of the report when you open the survey or register for a Zoom session. You can also request a copy via email at



 We had conversations in Port Alberni with:

Youth, families, and caregivers

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2023 5:30-7:30 pm
    Port Alberni Friendship Centre (gym)
  • Thursday, October 19, 2023 3:30-6:00 pm
    At Glenwood Centre

Local community service providers

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Port Alberni Friendship Centre (gym)


In each conversation, participants were invited to share their ideas about:

  • What services and supports for children and youth with disabilities or support needs are working well in Port Alberni and surrounding areas?
  • What gaps in services and support exist? 
  • What does a better network of services and supports look like in Port Alberni and surrounding areas?

Our approach to advocacy is guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, which recognizes the full citizenship and human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Kerridan Dougan, Advocate

Support Our Work, Empower Everyone.

Together, we can break down barriers and create an inclusive world for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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