About Us

Developmental Disabilities Association is a community living agency that provides over 50 community-based programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Vancouver and Richmond. We create extended networks of support, invest in individual needs, and strive for an inclusive and safe community. Over 1,800 individuals and families in the Vancouver and Richmond area are serviced by DDA every year.


With a proud history and a promising future, DDA gives you the opportunity to do what you do best every day – help others to grow and thrive at home, at work, and in the community.


At DDA, we believe in supporting families to advocate for their children and adult members with developmental disabilities.

Community Involvement

As a local non-profit, it is important to be involved in our communities. Through our efforts to ensure people with developmental and other disabilities are included in everyday life, we have made invaluable partnerships with other community organizations.

Charter of Rights

Charter of Rights for people with developmental disabilities, by people with developmental disabilities.

Jobs West

Jobs West is the supported employment division of the Developmental Disabilities Association. Jobs West assists adults with developmental disabilities to prepare for, find and keep community based work placements.


Starworks is a DDA funded social enterprise created to hire people with developmental disabilities from the Vancouver area to perform light labour and assembly work. We employ over 30 casual workers in our 7,500 square foot Vancouver warehouse with the capacity to handle all types of work that requires high volume manual labour. For more information, visit www.starworks.ca