Child & Youth Services provides a wide variety of services to children and youth with special needs.  To access any of these services, you will need to  request a referral from a Social Worker from the Ministry of Children & Family Development – Child & Youth with Special Needs Division (MCFD-CYSN).  Child & Youth Services provides services after school hours and on Weekends (September – June) and daytime hours, Monday – Friday during the summer months (July & August). See below for a list of the various services that are offered.

The Children’s Community Respite Program provides parents and primary caregivers with a needed break from the responsibilities of full-time care-giving.  Respite provides family with time to focus on building relationships with other family members and friends, or simply having some time for themselves.

Respite Care gives children with special needs an opportunity to participate in a wide range of experiences that promote growth and development. Relationship building outside of the family unit and the opportunity to experience new activities and environments are conducive to building self-confidence and a sense of belonging in the larger community.

Carefully screened respite caregivers provide support either in home or community.

For more information about Community Respite for Children contact Karen Slingerland (Community Respite Manager) by email: or by telephone:  604-846-2017.

This is an after school program for children with special needs.  The program is offered between September – June, Tuesdays through Fridays.

Kidz Club focuses on spending time with peers in a social environment, appropriate relationship building, friendships, and community access.  Children usually attend one day per week.

For information about Kidz Club, contact CSCL’s Child & Youth Services at or 604-846-7777.

Registration Opens May 1st, 2024.

This is a fully integrated summer day camp program for children 6 to 12 years of age.  The focus of this program is to provide an energetic and fun theme-based day camp experience during the months of July and August.

Click HERE to see Summer’Scapes 2024 Flyer

All children are welcome to attend (regardless of abilities).  Children can register for a few days each week, or for a few full weeks.

Registration is now closed for 2024 Summer ‘Scapes.

Click HERE to read the 2024 Parent’s Handbook

Click HERE to download our 2024 Registration Form

For more information about Summer ‘Scapes Day Camp, contact CSCL’s Child & Youth Services at or 604-846-7777.

Teen Clubs are offered year round to youth between the ages of 13-18 years of age in the Chilliwack Community. Between September – June, teen clubs are offered after school hours (between 4:30pm – 7:30pm), Tuesdays – Saturdays.  During the summer months (July and August), teen clubs are offered during daytime hours from Monday – Friday.

There are a variety of clubs offered based on the interest of the teens.

For more information about Teen Clubs, contact CSCL’s Child & Youth Services at or 604-846-7777.

CSCL will provide 1:1 supports for children/youth in a variety of settings and pursuits, addressing their specific needs and gals. Child/Youth Care Workers provide support for a contracted number of hours each week, for a limited time-period, based on the family’s and child/youths circumstances and needs.


For more information about Individualized Services contact CSCL’s Child & Youth Services at or 604-846-7777.

CSCL Child & Youth One to One

Note: Families require Autism Funding to access this service

CSCL’s Specialized Autism Support Services (SASS) is a “fee for service” program where families can utilize their Autism Funding money (that they receive through MCFD annually) to pay for direct services to their child/youth who has a diagnosis of Autism.

Families of children/youth between the ages of 6-18 years of age will be able to access this program (if they choose). Staff will work on various goals with the child/youth. Families and their child/youth help decide what the service will focus on, for example: behavioural support, academic support, life skills, socialization, or others.

For more information about SASS contact CSCL’s Child & Youth Services at or 604-846-7777.

CSCL Child & Youth Services - SASS
CSCL’s BRIDGE program supports 15 to 24 year olds to work towards obtaining paid employment.

Youth are passionate, vital, and eager to make a difference and be part of their communities. Young people bring many benefits to the workplace, including energy, adaptability, technological skill, and new perspectives. By supporting Youth with diversabilities in gaining employment, our aim is to help develop businesses in our community to truly reflect their customers. Well rounded staffing teams, including employees with developmental disabilities, reflect the values and ideals of the Chilliwack community, while helping to improve business culture and benefiting the bottom line of local employers.

For more information about Bridge contact Natalie Karam (Associate Director – Child & Youth Services) at or 604-846-2015.

CSCL’s Respitality Program provides parents of a child with a disability a chance for rest and rejuvenation in a welcoming and comfortable environment while their child receives respite care. Participating parents in this program receive a complimentary overnight stay for two in a hotel, bed-and-breakfast or resort, which may include meals.

CSCL’s Respitality Program would not be available without the support of the following community partners:

For information about these services, please call CSCL’s Home Office at 604-792-7726.

Or click HERE to watch a VIDEO about our Respitality Program

CSCL Child & Youth Services Handbook

For more detailed information about CSCL Child & Youth Services please see the CSCL Child & Youth Services Handbook, or feel free to contact us.

CSCL Child & Youth Services Handbook

Our staff are more than happy to assist you. Contact us today to speak to a consultant who can help provide the most useful information for your situation.
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