Adults with Disabilities
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Vancouver Island's Frederic Ozanam Centre helps integrate adults with developmental disabilities into the Greater Victoria Community.
The Frederic Ozanam Centre is contracted by Community Living BC to provide community inclusion service for fifty (50) adults with developmental disabilities in the Greater Victoria Region.
All referrals of participants are also received through (CLBC) Community Living BC.
Participants take part in a wide range of activities to meet their personal goals, which are set in their annual person center plan meeting with their family caregiver or key worker. The program's activities are designed to run and change quarterly to meet as many participant goals as possible throughout the year. These activities include recreation, volunteering, social skills, and life skills.
Participants attend Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm with exception of statutory holidays. The Participant Handbook provides a resource of information for the participant and family members, which is reviewed or revised annually. The Person Center Plan is an opportunity to meet face to face with participants, caregivers, and family members to plan out what direction and goals the participant would like to achieve over the coming year.
Stakeholder and participant surveys are one way Ozanam receives information on how well we are doing. Another way is through Person Center Plan meetings and conference meetings about activities, theme days and summer themes.