CRADACL: Campbell River and District Association for Community Living
MCFD: Ministry of Children and Family Development - MCFD funds a range of programs and services for children and youth with special needs and their families
CLBC: Community Living British Columbia - CLBC facilitates and manages a responsive and sustainable network of supports and services that assists adults with developmental disabilities to be full participants in their communities.
CARF: Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities - CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers
VIHA: Vancouver Island Health Authority - Island Health provides health care to more than 765,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and in the mainland communities north of Powell River and south of Rivers Inlet
PCTIA: Private Career Training Agency of British Columbia - PCTIA sets basic education standards for registered private career training institutions in British Columbia and establishes standards of quality which must be met by accredited institutions.
CACL: Canadian Association for Community Living - The Canadian Association for Community Living is a family-based association assisting people with intellectual disabilities and their families to lead the way in advancing inclusion in their own lives and in their communities.
Inclusion BC: Formerly, the BC Association for Community Living - Inclusion BC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the participation of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life.
RCW: residential care worker - the residential care worker works as a member of a team responsible for assisting the residents with activities of daily living and to provide opportunities to promote independence and self-esteem
CSW: community support worker - the community support worker is responisble for assisting the participants with their day to day life skills; to include social, vocational, leisure, health, and fitness