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Campbell River and District Association for Community Living
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Community Access Services

Our philosophy is to encourage the child/youth to interact and socialize with their peers, to interact and integrate within our community, and to utilize the resources already established in the community.

Community Access Services (CAS) provides support for children/youth twelve to eighteen years of age with identifiable special needs...

  • Who are eligible for Autism Programs based on the criteria outlined in the MCFD's eligibility for Autism Programs

  • Or, Who are eligible for the At Home Program based on the criteria outlined in the MCFD's at Home Program 

  • And under the age of nineteen

The services to be provided may include the following:

  • Facilitating and promoting age-appropriate peer relationships, socialization, and interaction.

  • Developing age-appropriate community based leisure and recreational activities. 

  • Community integration by providing assistance to the youth to access generic community resources.

  • Supporting transition to adult services.

Community Access Services objectives:

  • We will provide direct assistance in skill development for children with special needs.

  • We will offer leisure and recreational activities whereby the children will be challenged, creative, and fulfilled so they may reach their fullest potential.

  • We will guide and empower the child through effective modeling, and facilitate their activity to ensure the goals of the family and child are met.

  • We will support and nurture the child's self-esteem by encouraging positive self-image.

  • We will recognize families as the experts on their children and will need their help in meeting the child's needs.

  • We will provide a safe and emotionally secure environment in which the child is treated with dignity and respect.

  • We will plan activities that are designed with the individual needs, challenges and wants in mind.

The program provides opportunities for our children and youth to participate in various leisure and recreational activities such as crafts, cooking, health and physical fitness, outdoor activities, tours, and special events in the community. Activities are selected to help teach life skills and social competency in a relaxed and enjoyable setting after school for three hours per week.


Any questions? contact:

Liz Whyte, Coordinator
Phone: (250) 286-0955 Ext. 217




We would like to acknowledge the financial support that we receive from our funding partners. Thank you for your ongoing support,

Thank YOU!

The Campbell River and District Association for Community Living acknowledges and thanks the many people, businesses, and organizations who assist us with our various programs.

Friends of CRADACL

Rick Hansen Foundation
Speedy Glass
Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Campbell River Mirror
Whales Tales
West Jet Airlines
Vancouver Foundation
Thrifty Foods
The Real Canadian Superstore
Lions of BC Hearing Cnsv. Soc.
Starbucks Coffee
Shamrock Farms
Royal Coachman Neighborhood-Pub
Rotary Club International
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ricky's All Day Grill
Rich's Auto Body
Queen Alexandra Foundation
Quality Foods
Pythian Sisters
Popsey's Restaurant
Pioneer Home Hardware
Ocean Pacific
Merecroft Village Pub - MVP
McDonald's Restaurants
Marine Harvest Canada
Jobs Daughters
Ironwood Place
Insurance Centres
Ladies Aux.#3097
Fraternal Order of Eagles
City of Campbell River
Campbell River Daybreak Rotary
Boston Pizza
Amazing Brace
Altrusa Club


  • Address: 1153 Greenwood Street
    Campbell River, BC
    V9W 3C5
  • Phone: 250.286.0391
  • Fax: 250.286.3732