Our Story

Abilities was founded in 1998 with a primary goal of supporting individuals who have developmental disabilities. Our focus is to follow the principles of community inclusion for all members of society. In the early days we operated a small day program that has expanded year over year, we currently serve 20 individuals. As our day program expanded we were also asked to utilize our day program resources to provide residential support to individuals who needed a home. To date, we provide residential support for 8 people. In 2018 we created a social enterprise with a goal of providing employment opportunities for our participants.

All of our services are guided by a person centred planning process that listens to the hopes, fears, needs and desires of those that we support. Abilities provides support in full cooperation with other community partners focusing on health, behavioural and recreational support. Access to our services is directed and funded by Community Living British Columbia. Abilities is accredited through Carf.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission at Abilities is supporting adults with developmental disabilities to live a good life.

We do this by helping individuals achieve their goals through choices, planning and participation as equal members of the community.

Our Motto

No Challenge Is Too Great


Our Vision

Our vision is a community where all members live a full life, feel included, and are empowered to make personal choices in their lives.

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

The Good Life

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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 1998 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 Team


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