E-News Button     Donate/Become a Member Button

BC Centre for Ability

ShareThis
Location: 
2805 Kingsway
Vancouver V5R 5H9
Canada
Javascript is required to view this map.

Founded in 1969, the BC Centre for Ability was formerly known as the Neurological Centre. It is a non-profit organization that provides services to more than 3,000 children, youth and adults with neurological, physical and developmental disabilities, and their families. Since its inception, the Centre has been delivering a wide range of high quality community-based services using a family centered approach. It promotes the right of individuals with disabilities to participate as valued members of their communities. 

Who We Are

A dedicated group of families, consumers, volunteers and professionals united by our belief in the right of all individuals who live with disabilities to live in an inclusive community that value their participation. We strive to provide community leadership, by example and advocacy, in programs for persons with physical, neurological and/or developmental disabilities.

Our Mission

To provide community based services that enhance the quality of life of children, youth and adults with disabilities and their families in ways that facilitate and build competencies, and foster inclusion in all aspects of life.

We Believe

  • The right of all persons to pursue their dreams and reach their full potential
  • The unique and diverse strengths of individuals and families 
  • The importance of respect and dignity for all persons
  • Equality of access to services
  • Partnerships between families, professionals and consumers
  • Support for children, youth and adults in their home and community
  • Excellence in service provision 
Phone: 
604-451-5511
Additional Information: 

Contact: Angie Kwok, Executive Director
Fax: 604-451-5651

Services for Children

The BC Centre for Ability has a multi-disciplinary team of therapists, social workers and supported child development consultants serving infants, toddlers, pre-school children and school-aged children. Please find more detail within the following sections:

Services for Infants, Toddlers and Pre-School Children

Services For School Aged Children & Youth

Services for Adults
 
The Centre's Vocational Service was initiated in 1978 and was expanded to a comprehensive vocational team in 1984, providing vocational counselling, career exploration and planning, employment skills training and job placement services to individuals with a wide range of disabilities and complex needs.
 
The Vocational staff are members of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada and are either Registered Rehabilitation Professionals (RRP) or working towards registration.
 
For over 20 years the vocational team has maintained a high rate of sucess in assisting individuals with disabilities to develop realistic career goals and to secure competitive employment. Currently the BC Centre for Ability offers 4 Adult Service Programs.

Secondary Photo: 

A project of:

BCBIA Logo

Project launch made possible by:

  BC Neurotrauma Fund via

Rick Hansen Foundation, BC Neurotrauma Fund

        See who supports Brainstreams.ca

 

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia. 

Brainstreams.ca is an online education and networking site for the Brain Injury Community in B.C. and beyond.

The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes only, and is not to be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.