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Shuswap Association for Community Living creates opportunities and
provides support to optimize the potential of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Values & Initiatives

SACL Values

In 2012, the Persons we Support were asked what the most important service directions were for each of them, and here is what they had to say…..

* Friendships & Relationships
* Meaningful Activities
* Life Long Learning
* Having a Say
* Being Safe & Healthy
* A Welcoming Community
* Honoring the Past & Embracing the Future


Why Start with ‘Hi’?

Community Living BC believes everyone should have good lives in welcoming communities. Part of a “good life” is feeling safe from harm. We all have a role in ensuring people with developmental disabilities feel as safe as the rest of us. It doesn’t take much to help! You can start by saying a simple ‘Hi’.

We are All Vulnerable Sometimes.

You might get lost in an unfamiliar neighbourhood or be uncomfortable in a certain situation. it’s an uneasy feeling.

Our Instinct is to Look for Help

Most of us would tend to look around for help from someone we know, even if it’s an acquaintance like a neighbour or a bus driver.

Some of us Find it Harder

Some people with developmental disabilities can have a harder time making these kinds of connections, so it might be harder for them to ask for help

But it’s Possible to Help Each Other

There are simple actions we can take that help reduce the risk of harm. Just knowing more people in their community can help ensure that people with developmental disabilities are at no greater risk thank the rest of us.

It Doesn’t Take Much to Help

We asked people with developmental disabilities for advice. The said “if people just said Hi to us more, maybe we would feel like we had more people to ask for help if we needed it.”