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!
The Opportunity Centre remains under restrictions...
The restrictions, as announced by the Public Health Officer (PHO) in November continue to be in effect for the foreseeable future, meaning that activities will have strict numbers of people that can attend, based on a number of factors put in place to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants. If there is an activity you would like to take part in, please sign up in advance to be sure there is still space available. Attendee's will also be required to wear masks if at all possible, to maintain physical distancing, and to respect the number of people allowed in each room, as posted.
The Opportunity Centre is offering activities via Zoom and FaceTime for those that are unable to attend or in the case that all the spaces are filled. The Centre will be running activities during the day, in person and virtually, Monday through Friday, and the same Meeting ID and Password will be used at all times. Please call the Centre for the login information.
We too, are disappointed that the restrictions must continue, however we continue to be hopeful that we will soon see things improving. We will continue to provide updates as issued by the PHO. Please don't hesitate to call the Centre for clarification on current protocols.
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.*
For more information on eligibility:
We are CARF Accredited
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities has awarded the Dawson Creek Society for Community Living another three year accreditation, the highest level of accreditation available.
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