“We acknowledge that the work of the CLS takes place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples who have been stewards of this land since time immemorial. It is important that we recognize our privilege to work, learn and live as visitors to these traditional lands.”
The following statement has been crafted in consultation with Supported Individuals
“The work of the CLS takes place on the lands of the Coast Salish peoples who have been here for thousands of years. We know it is an honour to work, live and learn as settlers on these lands.”
Everyone has gifts. Everyone has dreams. Everyone deserves a full life.
The Community Living Society (CLS) believes that all people have the ability and the right to fully participate in, and contribute to, their communities.
To that end, CLS has committed itself to working with individuals with disability and their families to design the type and amount of support needed to help them increase their independence and realize their dreams.
The CLS supports are intended to complement – not replace – the natural supports provided by family, friends and the community. Our CLS support team acts as a bridge for people with disability to make new friends, learn the skills needed to get meaningful work, live more independently and achieve personal goals.
Founded in the late 1970s by family members of children with disability, the CLS combines the values, leadership and advocacy of our past, with innovative and individual approaches to providing residential and community inclusion support services.
We are funded by Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) and the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program through the Fraser Health Authority. All individuals supported at the CLS must be eligible for services through one of these two funders.