BC Centre for Ability | 2805 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC VSR 5H9
This organization provides individualized therapy and support services to disabled children and youth in their homes and communities. It also provides specialized community living services and comprehensive vocational and support services for adults with disabilities.
p: (604) 451-5511
CAnAdIAn HArd of HEArIng AssoCIATIon – BrITIsH CoLumBIA
This organization helps people manage hearing loss and provides information. It advocates for hearing accessibility in BC and supports
individual and collective action.
45774 Patten Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1S1
Phone: (604) 795-9238 Toll free: 1-866-888-2442
Fax: (604) 795-9628 Website: www.fraservalleydir.com/chha/index.php
CErEBrAL PALsy AssoCIATIon of BC (CPABC)
This association provides advocacy and implements programs for people
living with cerebral palsy. It encourages networking and provides information,
publications, and public education.
102 – 317 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 1A7
Phone: (604) 515-9455 Toll free: 1-800-663-0004
Fax: (604) 515-9466
down syndromE rEsEArCH foundATIon (dsrf)
The DSRF develops educational and training programs, supplies information
and research results, provides clinical support services, collaborates with
other resource centres and community service providers, and raises funds to
support research projects.
1409 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5B 4J8
Phone: (604) 444-3773 Toll free: 1-888-464-DSRF
Fax: (604) 431-9248
fAmILy nETwork for dEAf CHILdrEn (fndC)
FNDC offers workshops, videos, a newsletter, and bulletins supporting and
providing information to parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing children and the
communities that support them.
Phone: (604) 684-1860
TTY: (604) 421-5271 Fax: (604) 421-5273
fAmILy suPPorT InsTITuTE (fsI)
This province-wide organization supports families faced with the
circumstances that come with having a family member who has a disability.
Directed by families, FSI provides information, training, and province-wide
networking to help families and their communities to build upon and share
their strengths. The organization provides educational workshops and has
resource materials, including videos available to parents and communities.
300 – 30 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC VST 4P4
Phone: (604) 875-1119 Toll free: 1-800-441-5403
Fax: (604) 875-6744
Website: www.familysupportbc.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
fEdErATIon of InVIsIBLE dIsABILITIEs (fIds)
This non-profit organization provides resources for families, professionals,
and other interested community members who want to learn about invisible
disabilities, including brain injuries, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders,
attention deficit disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, learning
disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, and Tourette Syndrome. Its services
include information and referral, community workshops, advocacy training,
and various education initiatives.
Phone: (250) 370-9974 Toll free: (800) 549-1999
Fax: (250) 370-9421
LEArnIng dIsABILITIEs AssoCIATIon of B.C. (LdABC)
LDABC promotes the education and well-being of children and adults with
3292 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5M 1Z8
Phone: (604) 873-8139 Fax: (604) 873-8140
LowEr mAInLAnd down syndromE soCIETy (Lmdss)
This society provides opportunities, support, and information to families of
children with Down Syndrome.
201 – 13281 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 2N5
Phone: (604) 591-2722 Fax: (604) 591-2730
Website: www.lmdss.com E-mail: email@example.com
soCIETy of sPECIAL nEEds AdoPTIVE PArEnTs (snAP)
SNAP offers services to families, professionals, and others interested in
family-related, adoption, and special needs issues. It supports families with
challenges through mutual support, information sharing, and advocacy.
101 – 2780 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5M 1Y8
Phone: (604) 687-3114 Fax: (604) 687-3364
Website: www.snap.bc.ca E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SHERC runs a library with books, videos, journals, board games, and other
educational materials designed for children with disabilities. These resources
are loaned free of charge to people with disabilities, their families, care
providers, and other professionals working in BC. For contact information, see
listing under “On-line information and services.”
VELA mICroBoArd AssoCIATIon
Microboards are small non-profit societies that create customized supports and
services to address the needs of the one person they support. Vela provides
support and information to family and friends who create microboards.
100 – 17564 56A Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 1G3
Phone: (604) 575-2588 Fax: (604) 575-2589
Website: www.microboard.og E-mail: email@example.com