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 some invaluable partnerships with other community organizations.

Community Partnerships

Through community partnerships, we are able to give back to the communities that have given us so much. We would not be the same association without the continual support and generosity of our community which is comprised of staff, families, clients, members, donors, and you!

We have regular partnerships with organizations including:

  • Quest Food Exchange
  • Salvation Army’s Belkin House
  • Villa Carital Seniors Home
  • Meals On Wheels
  • SPCA
  • Disabled Paddleboard Association
  • Sarah McLachlan School of Music
  • Vancouver Public Library
  • Outsiders and Others Art Gallery

We take part in community events and activities including:

  • Adopt-A-Catch-Basin
  • Adopt-A-Block Community Clean Ups
  • Community Gardening activities
  • “Grand-friends” relationships with seniors’ residences
  • Granville Island Farmer’s Markets
  • Bollywood dancing with Shiamak Vancouver

Staff Contributions

Our staff also contribute their time by being part of local and municipal committees including:

  • Vancouver’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities
  • Vancouver’s Joint Child Care Committee
  • Vancouver’s Social Inclusion Committee
  • Vancouver’s Transportation Committee
  • Vancouver’s Accessibility City Task Force
  • Richmond’s Child Care Development Advisory Committee
  • UBC Joint Medical School Training Committee