Mental Health Week 2024: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

When it comes to mental health, discussions often revolve around anxiety, depression, and other common conditions within the general public. However, there is an overlooked intersection when it comes to stigmas surrounding mental health – individuals with developmental disabilities.

The Vital Role of Early Childhood Educators

Early Childhood Educators are helping lay the foundation of a child’s future. Often underappreciated, these dedicated professionals play a pivotal role in shaping young minds during their most formative years.

Universal Design – Accessibility for Literally Everyone

The City of Richmond, along with the government of BC, announced a new affordable housing development at 5491 No. 2 Road as part of the Homes for People Action Plan. Certainly, this is good news for the city, for the most part.

International Women’s Day and the Role of Caregivers

March is Women’s History Month, which coincides with International Women’s Day on March 8th. DDA has a rich history involving women. The association was started by a young woman in 1952 and many of the innovations the association brought to the mainstream were started by, you guessed It, women.


If you haven’t heard of Taylor Swift, then you must not be in touch with today’s pop culture. Taylor Swift is a pop musician (Icon) who has won many awards and accolades. Currently she is touring the globe with her Eras Tour to sold-out stadiums of fans known as ‘Swifties’.


Welcome to the spring 2024 edition of our Star Magazine! DDA staff and clients had an excellent holiday season and gave back to the community in many ways. We are all looking forward to a warm spring and wonderful summer! In this edition, you’ll find stories about… …and much more. A big thanks to everyone …

Christmas Hampers

This year, the Family Support Program held our biggest hamper drive yet.  We purchased 27 Quest Food Exchange hampers, which are Christmas dinner in a box.  Each box came with a turkey, variety of fruits and vegetables, gravy, cranberries, sweet treats, and gift card to Quest Food Exchange.