Vancouver – Visual and Performing Arts Programs

Alternative Creations Gallery and Studio (Alternatives) and Stage Door Theatre Troupe, are two East Vancouver programs that specialize in the visual and performing arts.

At Alternatives, artists participate in local events like the Eastside Culture Crawl, Annual INCLUSION Art Show, local festivals like Bright Lights in Stanley Park, and community art projects with post-secondary students, independent artists, and other organizations.  To learn more, visit their website.

Stage Door Theatre Troupe is skilled at improv and passionate about comedy! The troupe writes and performs an annual live production, and creates video vignettes and other special projects with partners throughout the year. To learn more, visit their Facebook page.

Vancouver – Social and Recreational Day Programs

Can-Do and Roots, Community Inclusion Services

Social, recreational and volunteer opportunities unfold daily across the city, adding meaning and joy to the lives of the persons we serve, and the teams who support them. Activities and community integration initiatives are centered on the shared interests of participating adults and program staff.

In a typical week, individuals may check out our Rock Band, play a game of Pickle-Ball or deliver meals to seniors. To learn more about our community inclusion services in Vancouver, contact us .

Vancouver – Community Connecting Service

Building Caring Communities – Community Connecting Service

  • Also offered in Burnaby, New Westminster, Tri Cities and Powell River

Building Caring Communities (BCC) is one of the newer community inclusion services funded by Community Living BC, and is part of our Explore menu of services.

Over the course of about one year, Community Connectors get to know the unique gifts and interests of the persons they support, and find welcoming and hospitable places in the community where they can participate and find a true sense of belonging. Through the process of connecting to community-based organizations, circles of friends and acquaintances expand and dependence on professional support decreases. This service is based on the principles of Asset Based Community Development. To learn more, visit their website.

Vancouver- Youth Transition Service

#Limitless is a youth transition service designed in collaboration with the Vancouver School Board. Participation is time-framed, with a focus on experiential learning to support personal growth and independence in the community. To learn more, contact us.

New Westminster – Social and Recreational Day Program

Aegis West

Our focus is on daily social, recreational, and skill development activities. Our signature initiatives include teaching Sing and Sign Language to elementary school students, hosting a summer carnival, and working with the Salvation Army to co-host community events, such as free clothing markets. We also visit PotteryWorks studio, to create art on a regular basis. To learn more, contact us .

Richmond – Social and Recreational Day Program

Richmond Social Network

Our focus is on daily social, recreational, and skill development activities. Our signature initiatives include laughter yoga and a knitting club, which both lead to rich community connections. We also host an annual event in Minoru Park. To learn more about services in Richmond, contact us .

Maple Ridge – Social and Recreational Day Program

Selkirk Centre for Community Engagement

Located in downtown Maple Ridge, our store front location makes community connecting a breeze. For example, we regularly participate in seasonal festivals and parades. We also make a significant contribution to the Salvation Army Caring Place. We assist with delivering meals to seniors, as well as to elementary school students, and many other endeavours. You will also see us at community garden work parties, harvesting food for sharing, and volunteering at the equestrian centre. To learn more about services in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows, contact us.

Looking for other services?

Explore – Design your life, set goals and achieve them with the support of a Journey Facilitator. This discovery and skill development service is designed for job seekers on the path to employment. Suitable for individuals who are or can become, independent at home, in the community, or in the workplace for extended periods of time.

Return to our Menu of Services to view more service options, or contact us by email or phone (604) 299-4001 to speak to our Program Director.