Resources for People living with Disabilities

Whistler

Sea to Sky Community Services runs a Mentorship Employment program through Community Living BC. Adults aged 19-30 with developmental disabilities who are transitioning out of high school will be supported in three work placements to make community connections and gain experience toward future employment.

The Helping Hand program, run by Whistler Community Services, has volunteers who can assist with daily activities and driving for local appointments as well as medical related Squamish/Vancouver trips.

Squamish

Sea to Sky Community Services in Squamish offers a Life Skills and Community Access program, as well as housing for adults with developmental disabilities.

Squamish Transit offers a door-to-door accessible service through their HandyDART program. This service is for registered riders with permanent or temporary disabilities and runs six days a week during daytime hours.

Other supportive organizations accessible to Sea to Sky residents:

The Opportunities Fund, a program run by the BC Centre for Ability, provides funding for training, adaptive equipment, and wage subsidies to help people with disabilities in gaining employment. Other supports and information can be found through the BC Coalition for People with Disabilities­­­­­­­ and the Neil Squire Society.

Back in Motion and Assistive Technology British Columbia are BC based organizations dedicated to supporting people who have disabilities in attaining educational and employment goals.

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