We are all in this together.

DDA takes pride in being an essential service and advocate for those with developmental disabilities in Vancouver and Richmond. Our support staff and management are doing double duty to ensure our clients are well supplied, well protected, and are maintaining social distancing as best as possible during the COVID-19 crisis. As an essential service we are following any and all provincial government protocols when it comes to cleanliness for all of our residential homes, daycare centres, and drop-in centres. We have also taken the step to have any office staff work from home if possible.

DDA is a champion of the LGBTQ2+ community. We are now a proud part of the Vancouver Police Department’s Safe Space Program.

A reminder that DDA no longer accepts clothing or household donations. Please connect with Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver or Value Village directly.


B.C. Weekly COVID-19 Stats from November 17th to November 24th:

  • The number of new cases in the past week: + 498. The current total number of cases in B.C. is 389,479.

  • In the last week there were 21 new deaths in the province for a current total of 4,642.

  • 328 British Columbians remain hospitalized with 37 of those cases in ICU, an increase in hospitalizations over last week.

  • Over 13 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C.

Working from Home Meant Fewer Drivers on the Road in 2021

Global – Statistics Canada says there were 2.8 million fewer commuters in 2021 than in 2016, as the pandemic drove a shift toward remote work.

In a new census release, the federal agency says COVID-19 altered commuting patterns for Canadian workers with fewer people driving, taking transit or walking and bicycling in 2021 compared to five years before.

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CRA Clawing back $3.2B from Suspect COVID-19 Aid Payments, But That’s Just The Start

National Post – CRA is clawing back $3.2 billion in COVID-19 financial aid benefit overpayments, a staggering number that’s just the beginning of the agency’s monumental task of recouping billions in excessive or fraudulent payments through hastily designed emergency programs.

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B.C. Government Chasing $10.5M in COVID Overpayments

Times Colonist – The B.C. government is trying to claw back $10.5 million in COVID-19 relief payments, according to a report issued by the province’s auditor general. 

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Visiting Family for The Holidays? Tips to Stay Safe Amid COVID, RSV, and Flu

Global – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Canada as compared to previous years when COVID-19 lockdowns limited or cancelled quality in-person time with loved ones. However, with viruses like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and flu thrown in the mix with COVID, health experts are urging Canadians to take protective measures amidst the festivities.

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Canada Stands With People ‘Expressing Themselves’ Amid China COVID-19 Protests: Trudeau

Global – Canada stands with people “expressing themselves” in a rare wave of protests across multiple cities in China, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.

He made the comment on his way into a cabinet meeting Tuesday morning, as China grapples with its biggest public display of dissent since the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests — which ended in a massacre when the army violently crushed the student-led pro-democracy movement.

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Come Work With Us!

DDA is an essential service. That means we keep the doors open to make sure our clients are as protected as possible from COVID-19 by following government guidelines very closely. We currently have vacancies for DDA Support Staff in many of our group homes and daycare centres. For a list of current opportunities go here. Apply today and make a difference in someone’s life.

*Due to COVID-19 and the need to practice social distancing, the interview process for DDA and prospective employees may be delayed. Thank you for your understanding.

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For questions, concerns, and advocacy connect with DDA today:

Call us: 604 273 9778

Email us: hello@develop.bc.ca

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