We are a volunteer, non-profit organization providing sport, recreation training and competition to athletes with intellectual disabilities in the Capital Region.
The GVDSS membership includes individuals who have Down syndrome, as well as families, friends, advocates, peers, educators, and medical professionals. Together we provide information and understanding about Down syndrome, act as resources and supports for one another, and create a better understanding of diversity.
The RCSD is part of UVic’s Division of Student Affairs. We work with faculty and students to promote educational equity and accessibility for students with disabilities. We support students in achieving academic goals.
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
The Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson's Centre Society is a vibrant and welcoming non-profit society whose purpose is to strengthen clients', families' and communities' ability to manage the physical, psychological and social effects of Parkinson's and epilepsy.
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Kensington is located in Gordon Head, a lovely residential area within walking distance to Tuscany Village Plaza. Established in 1990, The Kensington, in Victoria, British Columbia, offers 114 studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom Independent Living suites (utilities included, and pet-friendly suites available). Short-term stays/respite care are also available.
MOVE Adapted Fitness & Rehabilitation is an independent registered non-profit society. Through our specialized adapted fitness centre, we provide adults and children with physical disabilities a safe and encouraging place to move their bodies, reach their mobility goals, and improve their quality of life. At MOVE we work with people of all abilities, including but not limited to: spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, brain injury, paralysis caused by stroke, heart attack, and more.
The Counselling Centre is a place where you can come to talk over your concerns with a qualified professional counsellor in a safe, private and confidential setting.
Imagine living by the ocean, with stunning views from the lounges on each floor and expansive manicured grounds and gardens that beckon you to sit a while and enjoy the wonders of nature. This landmark residence is renowned within the community for its exceptional dining and the resort–inspired amenities residents enjoy as part of their Wellness & Vitality™ lifestyle. Those amenities include fine dining, housekeeping services, a cozy fireplace lounge, home–theatre, well–stocked library looking out over an unobstructed ocean view, inviting indoor swimming pool, chapel for a reflective moment, large games and activity/craft areas, and much more. Each day, the choices of what to do are as many or as few as you wish. At Amica at Somerset House, a whole new retirement lifestyle awaits.
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Parkwood Place is a beautiful retirement residence in Victoria, British Columbia, with the ambience of a grand hotel. The residence, established in 1988, backs onto lush green space in a quiet urban setting.
CanAssist is an organization at the University of Victoria that is dedicated both to helping people with disabilities improve their quality of life and to increasing awareness of disability issues.
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Neil Squire Society (new window) is the only national not-for-profit organization in Canada that has for over thirty years empowered Canadians with disabilities through the use of computer-based assistive technologies, research and development, and various employment programs.
CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Unsure how to meet people? Are you stressed about your academic/career direction? Counselling Services can help you make the most of your university experience. We offer free professional, confidential, inclusive support to currently registered UVic students.
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) provides a wide range of services and educational accommodations for students with a documented disability, including anxiety and depression.
Hours: Monday to Friday: 9am-4pm
Pegasus Recovery Solutions provides comprehensive services – both online and in person – for individuals suffering from addiction. Because the window of readiness to change can be fleeting, our recovery services are easily accessible and our process is seamless.
The Tetra Society of North America is a non-profit organization, founded in 1987 in Vancouver, BC that recruits skilled volunteers to create customized assistive devices for people with physical disabilities.
Creating awareness and understanding of Tourette Syndrome through education and advocacy.
Interdisciplinary, home based and centre-based services for individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities, from infancy to adulthood.
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Note: Medical Services 8:00am - 4:00pm
As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.
Set on beautifully landscaped grounds in sunny Victoria, you’ll fall in love with the elegance, charm and serenity of The Victorian at McKenzie. We’ve served area seniors since 2002, offering an all-inclusive lifestyle free from chores and the stresses of maintaining a home. Whether taking part in one of our community events or venturing out to shop, run errands or visit local attractions such as Clover Point Park or the Esquimalt Lagoon Bird Sanctuary, each day is yours to spend as you like – and excitement is only moments away.
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Our passion lies in facilitating the development of social cognition (thinking) abilities, which affect all aspects of social interactions. We use proven scientific and accountable interventions, which integrate social, cognitive and behaviourally based therapies, to support and teach our clients, so they may lead lives of the greatest possible independence and emotional health.
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The Society for Students with a Disability (SSD) is a student advocacy group that promotes the full participation and inclusion of students who self-identify as having one or more disabilities at the University of Victoria. The SSD provides a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for all students identified with disabilities. The SSD aims to support students who self-identify as having one or more disabilities; particularly, we support students in reducing barriers in their social and emotional domains of student life.
Designed in the style of a friendly resort residence, our focus is on creating and sustaining healthy lifestyles for all of the residents we call friends. With our unique Principles of Wellness & Vitality™, attentive staff will help to maximize your full enjoyment of retirement living. Our special exercise programs help you with strength training and your overall fitness so an improved and active lifestyle is a natural part of everyday living. With a wide array of social and recreational activities from which to choose, there is always something to do, even if your choice is to pamper yourself in the Beauty Salon while we take care of your weekly housekeeping and laundry!
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Established in 1988, Parkwood Court is located in Victoria, British Columbia, in a well-established neighbourhood. Our residence backs onto a lush garden with a patio and is within walking distance to a large shopping centre, medical services, parks and public transit. We offer 78 dedicated memory care suites.
The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for over 65 years, and is dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis. Founded in British Columbia in 1948 by Mary Pack and Dr. Wallace Graham, The Society is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis.
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The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. We have a membership of 28,000 and are the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services. Since our founding in 1948, the core support of the MS Society has been from tens of thousands of dedicated individuals, companies and foundations in communities across Canada. The Society receives almost no funding from government.
Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm