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.