The Opportunity Centre is often seen as the ‘hub’ of activities here at DCSCL! Providing a safe, fun and inclusive atmosphere for adults with developmental disabilities, the centre is a great place to make new friends, hang out with peers, learn some new skills and participate in an assortment of activities. Programming is created with the regularly attending individuals in mind and suggestions are always welcome, as are activity hosts. Volunteers and self-advocates are encouraged to come show-case their talent and share their knowledge!
To address the needs and interests of the Community Living population a host of activities are planned, including but not limited to:
Educational and skill development opportunities in the areas of health, safety and self-advocacy
City navigation, public transit, galleries and museums, nutrition, Master Chef, etc.
Pre-employment skill building – done in conjunction with Supported Work
Bake Sales, time management, hygiene, self-care, math skills, etc.
Leisure, recreational and social opportunities that allow individuals to build connections with the people and services in our community and build lasting friendships.
Karaoke, bowling, dances, movie/game nights, crafts, BBQ’s, outdoor games, art, volunteering opportunities, events around the city and surrounding areas, etc.
Opportunities for individuals to practice being health conscious and physically active while having a great time and being empowered to try new things.
Force Horse program, gymnastics, swimming, hikes, community outings, Yoga, etc.
The Opportunity Centre is open weekdays, with some evenings and occasional weekends, depending on what is going on around the community and whether there is a demand for the service. For a look at the upcoming activities, please check out our Opportunity Centre Activity Calendar. For more information, please give us a call at (250) 784-8377.
*Please note that individuals requiring specialized physical, health or behavioural supports, must be accompanied by their own support staff / caregiver while at the Centre and during activities.*