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!
Finally, we are excited to announce that on Monday, May 17th we will resume our outdoor pods of up to 10 people!! Opportunity Centre staff will be in contact with you when your pod has been arranged. Please be patient, as everyone that wants to join in a pod will have the chance.
However, until further notice, the OpC will remain closed for indoor activities. We will continue to offer activitieds via Zoom, for those that would like to join in. The Zoom 'meeting' will be open from 9:30am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and the same Meeting ID and Password will be used at all times. Should anything change, we will let you know as soon as possible. Thanks and we can't wait to 'see' you!
Meeting ID: 820 5874 7732
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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