Are you looking for specific resources for your child? We hope that our Resource Directory will help you find what you are looking for. You will want to use the “Select Category” drop down menu below to narrow down your search, or you can use the Search box. Our resources are categorized by region as well (North Okanagan, Central Okanagan, and South Okanagan) so that you can find resources close to where you live.
Please note: If you encounter any listing that is out of date, we would love to know about it. Please contact us. Also if you know about a resource not yet listed in our database, you can add a listing to our directory here.
BC Family Net
Family Net is an independent provincial network that provides a provincial voice for children and youth with special needs, adults with developmental disabilities and their families.
We present the issues and concerns of these children, adults and their families to the Ministry of Children and Family Development and other relevant ministries, agencies and organizations. For a complete history visit the history page.
We influence how supports and services for children and youth with special needs, adults with developmental disabilities and their families are planned, provided and delivered. We network with each other and with the community at large regarding relevant and emerging issues affecting us.
Our mission is to provide a relationship based, highly personalized, meaningful support program that meets the unique needs of your youth. We know that by working collaboratively with your family, we can create and implement a comprehensive plan focused on maximizing your child’s potential.
We believe in the growth that can take place when youth feel connected and engaged. Trust paves the way for a positive and productive educational experience and creates a setting where everyone feels safe, respected and celebrated. Moments of adventure turn into lasting learning experiences that take place between friends.
Our team is made up of Ian and Jayla Furgala. Jayla is a Certified teacher who has worked with students diagnosed with developmental delays in a number of different capacities and settings. She currently is working on her Masters of Education through the University of Calgary. She leads the goal planning process and works with you to develop a learning plan relevant and valuable to your child. Jayla also follows up and evaluates the learning plan objectives to assure that the goals remain relevant and the child is experiencing success.
Ian is a Registered Care Aide who guides the one to one support sessions, getting to know your child, fostering a strong connection and implementing the objectives from the learning plan. He creates a fun and comfortable learning environment and chooses activities appropriate to the skills being developed and/or improved.
Together we offer a relationship based approach aimed at supporting your child and helping them reach their full potential.
The Achievers Program is a unique recreation and social program that provides community integration to school-aged children with disabilities. Children participate in social and recreational activities. Each child has an individual goal plan that is developed with our professional staff and parents work toward independence and a lifetime of activity and community involvement.
All participants are referred by Ministry of Children & Family Development
Please contact your local Social Worker for this program:
The British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society, or as more commonly known, BCANDS, is an award winning, provincial, not for profit, charitable Society serving the unique and diverse disability and health resource / support service needs of the Aboriginal population of British Columbia. BCANDS is a “stand alone” organization and the only organization of its type in Canada.
Aboriginal persons in British Columbia and across Canada continue to deal with the generational effects that European contact has had on all aspects of our lives. It is well documented that the health and disability status of Aboriginal people in British Columbia and Canada, is significantly lower than that of our non-Aboriginal population. Many Aboriginal communities are additionally affected by minimal economical and employment opportunities, community remoteness, limited community access to necessary disability, health and social services, their associated professionals, limited community amenities and so forth. Demands and expectations placed on Aboriginal communities and organizational leadership are high from their membership, with their membership identifying multiple priorities within the community or organization, all of which compete for any available financial resources. Understanding this, leadership within Aboriginal communities and organizations across British Columbia are often forced to make difficult decisions in regard to priority programs, services and specific funding allocations made available. Due to these important and ever increasing community and organizational needs, specialized disability and health support services may be minimal with only limited resources available to the membership, leaving the individual, their family and support system(s) at times isolated and frustrated.
1179 Kosapsum Crescent Victoria BC V9A 7K7