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Community Living Victoria

Organization Details

(250) 477 - 7231
(250) 477 - 6944
Total Membership: 
Organization Region: 
Vancouver Island

CLV's services and community supports are based upon the belief that each of us has the right and the desire to be part of the community.  This includes opportunities to contribute to community life, and to be valued for our efforts.  

Community Awareness Education: achieved through ongoing public speaking, media relations, seminars and workshops;  

Family and Personal Support: Driven by family and individual needs. Includes support, networking, referrals and advocacy; Program is individualized and flexible;  

Parent Support: Provides in-home assistance for parents with disabilities living with the everyday joys and challenges of raising their own children;  

"13 - 19 After School Program”: offers families in receipt of supported child development funds to access our recreation center based programs located throughout Victoria;  

Our Host Agency Program: assists individuals and families who receive individualized funding to find and maintain support workers and programs;  

Supported Employment: Assists individuals with developmental disabilities in attaining gainful employment by helping them find rewarding and satisfying jobs with employers who want committed, well-placed employees;

Supported Independent Living: Provides assistance for people to live in their own homes successfully; Regular visits assist people to manage their homes, their health, and their social and working lives effectively;

Supported Apartment Living:  Provides support to 10 individuals who all rent their own apartments within a large apartment complex.  An additional apartment is rented to act as a social and staff support base.  Individuals are supported in all aspects of daily life and community living; 
Day Programs: A range of day options are provided which promote meaningful community inclusion, recreation, leisure, and volunteer opportunities; 

Residential Housing: provides 24-hour support in 15 community homes throughout Greater Victoria.

Youth Program:  Teen Community Connections is an inclusive social, recreational after school program for youth with disabilities


Organization Address: 
3861 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8P 2M7
Board Members: 

President: Barb Schultz

Staff Members: 

Ellen Tarshis, Executive Director (etarshis@clvic.ca)