The Chilliwack Society For Community Living (CSCL) is a non-profit organization that supports adults with developmental disabilities, children and youth with special needs and their families in the Chilliwack and surrounding areas since 1954.

CSCL holds the above values and vision at the core of its operations, and is dedicated to achieving its mission; to provide quality individualized supports to enhance the lives of adults with developmental disabilities, children and youth with special needs and their families.

Social Capital Project

The Social Capital Project

All people need some level of social capital in order to go about their daily lives. The Chilliwack Society for Community Living recognises the value of social connection between people in a community and are actively working to help build the social capital of their community members.

More about the Social Capital Project

Individual Rights

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights; but only when the many shapes of personhood are recognized will justice and human rights be possible. CSCL’s vision is for a community that welcomes and includes everyone.

How we advocate for Individual Rights

CSCL - Human Rights

CARF-300x300CARF Accreditation

CARF Canada is an independent, non-profit organization that reviews and grants accreditation services nationally and internationally on request of a facility or program. Their standards are rigorous, so those services that meet them are among the best available.

In May 2017 CSCL welcomed CARF surveyors for our fifth accreditation survey. Achieving this CARF accreditation means that we satisfy each of the CARF Accreditation conditions, demonstrate substantial conformance to the standards, and use continuous quality improvement practices. All three surveyors stated this was one of the very best surveys they had ever completed, and were very complimentary about CSCL’s services. Surveyors were also very complimentary of our Board members and the level of knowledge and commitment to the organization.

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CARF Survey Reports

Following are links to download the survey reports from past CARF Accreditation Surveys:

CSCL Excellence

Integrity    |   Passion   |   Commitment to Vision
Creativity & Innovation   |   Self Awareness   |   Resilience & Adaptability

Centre of Excellence

At the Chilliwack Society for Community Living, we understand that the pursuit of excellence leads us to establish the standards and processes that will allow us to achieve our mission and uphold our core values. By fostering a culture of excellence, our employees will thrive, and our community will benefit from what we achieve together.

CSCL is proud to be a leading advocate in the Community Living field. Please click any image below to find out more information about our accomplishments.

Premier's Award Partnership FinalistCSCL is a past regional finalist for the Premier’s Awards in the Partnership category

Widening Our WorldCSCL employees and stakeholders are past recipients of CLBC’s WOW Awards

Old picture of Sunshine BusOur History

The Chilliwack Society for Community Living has been serving the Chilliwack community and the surrounding areas since 1954.

Since its inception, the Society has endeavored to promote the inclusion of the citizens of Chilliwack who have a developmental disability into the fabric of community life. The Society began because a number of parents had a strong desire to develop resources in the community for their children with special needs. As a result, the Society was formed and registered under the Societies Act of British Columbia in January, 1954 making it one of the first agencies in the province formed for this purpose.

In its formative years, the primary focus was a school for children since the provincial government had no mandate to provide an education for children with special needs. As the first children attending the school became adults, the Society increased its services to include the Occupational Center. In 1962 our Society, in a Federal Pilot Project, opened the Sunshine Drive Hostel. This was the first respite care option to be offered in the province of BC outside of the institutions (Glendale, Woodlands and Tranquille) and was seen as extremely innovative.

Over the years the Society’s programs and services have expanded and now include a wide variety of supports to individuals of all ages who have developmental disabilities.

Growing Into the Future

CSCL Organizational Growth Chart

Our Partners

CSCL is proud to partner with many other organizations that share our Mission and Vision Statements. Please click any image below to find out more information about our major partnerships.

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