Chilliwack Society for Community Living

Our Values

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All people are created equal in rights, dignity, and the potential to achieve great things.  True opportunity requires that we all have equal access to the benefits, burdens and responsibilities of our society regardless of race, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, ability/disability, or other aspects of what we look like or where we come from.

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Our highly committed and dedicated team of community support professionals offer people a caring and individual service, designed to meet their personal and unique needs. This person-centred approach is the foundation of our service and ensures a strong, caring and shared respectful relationship with the people we support.

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Accountability and transparency are essential to quality services within any human service field. The Society understands that we are ultimately responsible to all individuals in support, their families and other stakeholders for all our decisions and actions.

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All people have gifts to share; sometimes it’s just a matter of finding the right opportunities and connections. The Society endeavours to create safe and secure environments so people are free to share their gifts with their community.

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The Society believes lifelong learning is the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Although sometimes learning requires support, ultimately, it enhances not only social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development, but competitiveness and employability.


Our Values

Do you believe all people have equal rights?  All people have gifts?  Learning is lifelong?  Accountability is essential?  Respectful relationships form the foundation for person-centred supports?  CSCL values all these beliefs while providing quality individualized supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Latest News

  • CSCL Wins Non-Profit of the Year Award!
    CSCL Wins Non-Profit of the Year Award!
    CSCL won the Not-for-Profit Service Award at the 2016 Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards...
  • 2015 CSCL Photo Contest Winner
    2015 CSCL Photo Contest Winner
    Congratulations to Eddy S. and the team at CSCL’s Supported Employment Services for winning the 2015 CSCL Photo Contest – “What does Social Capital look like to you?”. The photo features Eddy (right) and Garth […]...
  • NAOSH BC Winner!
    NAOSH BC Winner!
    CSCL has won the Health Care Category Award for the 2015 NAOSH Awards! Many thanks to CSCL’s Health & Safety Committee for organizing and submitting the video entry and to Rob Cosgrove for putting it […]...

Success Story

  • ...Social Capital @ Work
    …Social Capital @ Work
    David Crey recently made a successful connection with a well known, local Aboriginal artist Isadore Charters. With minimal support from CSCL, David is being mentored in traditional carving, painting, arts and crafts. David is learning […]...

Message from Our Executive Director…

Web Ready Brenda_BruceThe CSCL continuously strives to be a centre of excellence for those it serves. We take great pride in our ability to respond to the unique needs of individuals and families while simultaneously managing unprecedented growth and frequent crisis management. We recognize that to do this, we need to recruit and retain skilled and committed staff and caregivers and want to acknowledge the vital role they play within the organization. We are excited by the work our Wellness and Social Committees do to assist in ensuring a positive and healthy work environment. Our Board of Directors forms a key element, encouraging flexibility and creativity in service delivery and balancing this carefully within their governance role. I believe that we remain true to our roots. We were established in 1954 to make sure that everyone had a place in community. Sixty-one years later, we have achieved much but facilitating friendships and a true sense of belonging for those we serve remains a fundamental passion.

Our Services

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Adult Services

CSCL supports adults with developmental disabilities in a variety of ways including community inclusion services, residential options, homesharing options, respite services and more. Please see our Programs & Services page for more information.

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Children’s Services

CSCL supports children with special needs in a variety of ways including after school services, summer programs, residential options, respite services and more. Please see our Programs & Services page for more information.


Supported Employment

CSCL seeks to create more inclusive workplaces and communities for people with developmental disabilities by offering a wide range of paid employment opportunities including; job search strategies, interview skills, resume preparation and life skills as they relate to the work place.

Supported Employment Services (SES) uses a discovery process to identify job seekers skills, preferences and abilities then partner with local businesses to determine how to best meet their staffing and business needs.

SES provides on-site coaching, orientation support, follow-up and monitoring as required until the job seeker has mastered the skills required to perform the job independently.

“Champion Employers” include:

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Contact Us

9353 Mary Street
Chilliwack, BC,
V2P-4G9, Canada
Phone: 604-792-7726
Fax: 604-792-7962
Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm
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