CDSCL is a registered non-profit charitable organization that provides support and services for individuals with disabilities in the Creston Valley under four programs, with an emphasis on community inclusion.  CDSCL has received full accreditation for three consecutive three-year cycles as a community social service provider under CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for its programs and services.  CDSCL also operates a Therapeutic Riding Program and low-income housing for seniors.

Community Housing

CDSCL owns four homes in which twenty individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities receive 24-hour support and three individuals receive partial staffing support.  Two of these homes receive some funding from BC Housing and are completely wheelchair accessible.  Three of these homes are licensed under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act and Regulations as Specialized Residential Care Homes.  CDSCL employees provide daily care, training in life skills and assistance with community access at these homes. 

Supported Living

CDSCL also supports individuals with developmental disabilities who live in apartments in the Creston community.  The level of care provided is relative to the individuals’ capabilities and skills and includes training in Daily Living Skills and personal care.  Most of these individuals attend the various Day Programs available in the community and access community resources.

Personal Supports

CDSCL provides additional supports to individuals who are living in a Shared Living situation in a caregiver’s home and/or living with family members. These involve daily living supports, recreation, social and leisure activities and community access. 

Community Integration

CDSCL operates several Day Programs out of two locations in Creston.  Please visit the Day Programs section for more information.

CDSCL employs approximately sixty-five employees who are members of CUPE Local 4775 and who are fully trained to provide quality care to the individuals supported by CDSCL.  These employees include maintenance and supervisory staff. There are currently four administrative regular employees and one part time employee.

Volunteers play a key role in providing vital services to individuals with disabilities. Volunteers are especially important to the Therapeutic Riding and Day Programs.

Individuals for Community Housing, Supported Living, Personal Supports and Community Integration Programs are referred for services provided by CDSCL by Community Living BC, which provides the majority of the funding for the Society.  Individuals and their families can also apply directly to CDSCL.

CDSCL is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. All programs are overseen by the Executive Director. The Leadership Team for core programs consists of the Executive Director and four program Coordinators.

How to Reach Us

205 7th AVE NORTH PHONE: 250-428-2296
PO BOX 1820 FAX: 250-428-2297
Map of 205 7th Ave N, Creston, BC [ Yahoo! Canada Maps ]

CDSCL Non-Profit Society Number: S-37588
Charitable Status Business Number: 13230 1326 RR0001