Our Story

Abilities was founded in 1998 with a primary goal of supporting individuals who have diverse abilities. We emphasize the empowerment of people with diverse abilities through community inclusion.

Abilities started as a small day program and has grown to include residential support and a social enterprise that we call, ShopAbilities. As an accredited agency, Abilities provides services in cooperation with various community members and professionals. Our services are guided by a person-centred planning process that focuses on individual goals and preferences. Access to our services is directed and funded by Community Living British Columbia.

Our Motto

No Challenge Is Too Great

Mission Vision & Values

Abilities Mission

The mission of Abilities is to support people with diverse abilities to reach their individual goals through choices and planning and to participate and contribute as equal members of the community.

Abilities Vision

We believe that inclusive communities include everyone and people with diverse abilities are treated as equal members of society. Our motto is ‘No Challenge Is Too Great.’

Abilities Values

To promote, organize and support the education, training, development and welfare of all people with diverse abilities in a manner consistent with our Mission Statement. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for the people we support through:

Community Inclusion
Human Connection
A Person Centred Approach
Open and Transparent Communication
High Standards and Quality Assurance

Our Leadership Team