Our Story

Abilities was founded in 1998 with a primary goal of supporting individuals who have developmental disabilities. We emphasize the empowerment of people with developmental disabilities 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 Mission:

To empower and support people with developmental disabilities through community inclusion. We do this by supporting individuals to achieve and exceed their goals.

Our Motto:

No Challenge Is Too Great

Our Vision:

Our vision is communities where all members are included regardless of their abilities.

We Value

  • A person’s right to participate as a full member of the community

  • A person’s right to make informed choices about their life

  • A person’s right to contribute to the community

Our Services


We operate two day programs at Abilities providing options for full inclusion into the community. Our day program focuses on recreation, life skills and leisure activities.

We operate Monday – Friday 9am to 3pm


We provide 24 hour support and care to adults with developmental disabilities. Each individual has their own private room. Residential support is offered 7 days a week


In 2018 we created a new business that offers opportunities to learn new skills and earn income we call this – ShopAbilities.

Our Policies

We have a full policy manual to make sure that your rights are covered and being followed.

Abilities Policy Manual

Meet Our Leadership Team


Abilities provides a progressive work environment that is focused on supporting people with developmental disabilities.