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Campbell River and District Association for Community Living
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The Campbell River and District Association for Community Living (affectionately known as "C.R.A.D.A.C.L." or "the Association") is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to advocate for services and/or provide services for people with specials needs, and their families, who live in the Campbell River area. The Association's intent is to enable these people to attain the greatest level of independence they wish, and to ensure that their basic human rights are respected.

C.R.A.D.A.C.L. is affiliated with Inclusion British Columbia. The Association operates under the directorship of a twelve-member volunteer Board of Directors elected in May of each year at its Annual General Meeting. These directors are responsible for ensuring that the philosophy, policies and procedures which govern all programs offered by C.R.A.D.A.C.L. remain appropriate to persons with developmental disabilities.

C.R.A.D.A.C.L. evolved from the Campbell River Association for Retarded Children which was formed in 1961 by a group of volunteer parents and School District #72. The intent was to find an alternative to the institutionalization of people with disabilities - the current practice at that time - with a view to eventually integrating them into their families' community.

Not only does C.R.A.D.A.C.L. provide a focal centre where people with special needs can enjoy the company of like persons in an atmosphere of respect and understanding, but it also permits opportunities for regular respite for families and caregivers of the Association's program participants. C.R.A.D.A.C.L. employs over 150 employees who provide physical therapy and speech-language therapy in the Early Intervention Programs, supervise adult day programs services to teach life skills, work skills and self-advocacy skills, provide supported living environments, vocation settings and staffed residential settings.

Financial support for C.R.A.D.A.C.L.'s many and diverse programs comes from the provincial Ministry of Human Resources, Ministry for Children and Family Development, Community Living British Columbia, Vancouver Island Health Authority, BC Housing Commission, Comox Valley Child Development Association, as well as from self-sufficient business enterprises owned and operated by C.R.D.A.C.L., independent fundraising efforts by staff members, and donations by members and other local individuals, businesses, and service organizations.


We would like to acknowledge the financial support that we receive from our funding partners. Thank you for your ongoing support,

Thank YOU!

The Campbell River and District Association for Community Living acknowledges and thanks the many people, businesses, and organizations who assist us with our various programs.

Friends of CRADACL

Coastal Community Credit Union
Speedy Glass
Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Campbell River Mirror
Whales Tales
West Jet Airlines
Vancouver Foundation
Thrifty Foods
The Real Canadian Superstore
Lions of BC Hearing Cnsv. Soc.
Starbucks Coffee
Shamrock Farms
Rotary Club International
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ricky's All Day Grill
Rich's Auto Body
Queen Alexandra Foundation
Quality Foods
Pythian Sisters
Popsey's Restaurant
Pioneer Home Hardware
Ocean Pacific
Merecroft Village Pub - MVP
McDonald's Restaurants
Marine Harvest Canada
Jobs Daughters
Ironwood Place
Insurance Centres
Ladies Aux.#3097
Fraternal Order of Eagles
City of Campbell River
Campbell River Daybreak Rotary
Amazing Brace


  • Address: 1153 Greenwood Street
    Campbell River, BC
    V9W 3C5
  • Phone: 250.286.0391
  • Fax: 250.286.3732