Victoria Opportunities for Community Youth Leadership (VOCYL)
VOCYL’s philosophy is that everyone has a right to belong – no matter their race, gender, size, age, sexual orientation or ability. VOCYL members come from diverse backgrounds and abilities, and include those with and without developmental disabilities. Yet they have a common desire to share their knowledge and advocate for change in their local high schools and communities. They meet bi-weekly and have many opportunities to get to know new people and participate in worthwhile events.Read More
Community Living Victoria Autism Services is designed for children, youth and teens ages 6 to 18 years who live with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. We help families to manage and designate their funds, navigate the system, plan for success, and coordinate with contractors to provide direct services like behaviour intervention, social skills groups, day camps and family support. We draw from a variety of behaviour intervention models to create a customized plan for each child.
For more information on Autism Services, please call 250-477-7231 local 237 or 249.Read More
Teen Community Connections (TCC)
Teen Community Connections (TCC) is an inclusive program for youth living with developmental disabilities between the ages of 13 and 18. Program staff help support students to make friends, develop social and life skills and access the community. Support is offered up to three days per week after-school from September to June. The program also runs through the summer as a full day camp in July to August. Over 35 families are currently supported by TCC. To be eligible for the program, youth must be accessing or waitlisted for Supported Child Development funding.
For more information on Teen Community Connections, please call 250-477-7231 local 237Read More
Children and Youth With Special Needs (CYSN)
Community Living Victoria has a contract with the Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) to provide up to 5 hours per week of one-to-one support to children and youth with disabilities who are involved in multiple service systems. Many of the children and youth in this program have had challenges related to one or more of the following: current/past drug or alcohol usage; history of abuse/neglect; involvement in criminal activities; street involvement/identification; or a co-occurring mental health diagnosis.Read More