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Campbell River and District Association for Community Living
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Frequently Asked Questions

CRADACL: Campbell River and District Association for Community Living

MCFD: Ministry of Children and Family Development - MCFD funds a range of programs and services for children and youth with special needs and their families

CLBC: Community Living British ColumbiaCLBC facilitates and manages a responsive and sustainable network of supports and services that assists adults with developmental disabilities to be full participants in their communities. 

CARF: Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities - CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers

VIHA: Vancouver Island Health Authority - Island Health provides health care to more than 765,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and in the mainland communities north of Powell River and south of Rivers Inlet

PCTIA: Private Career Training Agency of British Columbia - PCTIA sets basic education standards for registered private career training institutions in British Columbia and establishes standards of quality which must be met by accredited institutions.

CACL: Canadian Association for Community Living - The Canadian Association for Community Living is a family-based association assisting people with intellectual disabilities and their families to lead the way in advancing inclusion in their own lives and in their communities.

Inclusion BC: Formerly, the BC Association for Community Living - Inclusion BC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the participation of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life.

RCW: residential care worker - the residential care worker works as a member of a team responsible for assisting the residents with activities of daily living and to provide opportunities to promote independence and self-esteem

CSW: community support worker - the community support worker is responisble for assisting the participants with their day to day life skills; to include social, vocational, leisure, health, and fitness

Adult Programs - If someone is interested in any of our adult services programs, they need to contact their local CLBC, Community Living BC, office and ask to speak to a faciliator, who will then refer that person to us. 

Child & Youth Programs - Dogwood Place has an open referral process, which means the parent/guardian of the child or anyone with the parent/guardians' consent can make a referral. For inquiries, please call (250) 286-0955 

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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

Coastal Community Credit Union
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
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
Amazing Brace


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