Who We Are

The Fort St. John Association for Community Living was incorporated on January 23, 1960. We are a non-profit organization that has contracts with Community Living BC to provide services to adults with developmental disabilities. We provide services in the Fort St. John and District area.

The Fort St. John Association for Community Living (FSJACL) is an organization dedicated to making sure that people with developmental disabilities are able to lead active and productive lives in their communities. 

In 1981, a very emotional provincial movement began to close institutions where many people with developmental disabilities had resided most of their lives. They were brought back to their communities, hence the name “Community Living”.

As a member of the Inclusion BC, The Fort St. John Association for Community Living has been supporting adults with developmental disabilities for over 50 years. We are a non-profit society that is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

As we are a non-profit organization, guidance and direction is set by a volunteer board of directors that consists of 8 people, including one self advocate. The executive director of our organization follows the direction given by the board of directors and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Association. 

Our Mission Statement is:

"Fort St. John Association for Community Living supports adults with developmental disabilities to achieve full and meaningful lives in our community by providing resources to individuals and families." 

This means that we believe that all individuals with a developmental disability have the same rights and responsibilities as everyone else in your community. We work to assist people to be as independent as possible and to help them exercise their rights and fulfill their responsibilities in every respect.

We will assist people to understand what is involved in exercising their rights and help them to do this. These rights include the right to not be discriminated against, the right to vote, the right to freedom from abuse and neglect, the right to privacy, the right to communicate, the right to be informed and to give consent, the right to healthcare, nutrition, dignity, safety, shelter and freedom of choice, comfort, inclusion and emotional nurturance, only to name a few.

Our agency welcomes support and involvement from parents, family members, professionals and friends. Parents and/or guardians have the right to expect open, honest and tactful communication and to be informed of any concerns in a timely fashion.

Some of the beliefs and values of our Association are:

  • Each person has the rights and responsibilities of every other citizen
  • Each person has the right to support services as determined by individual needs
  • Each person will share in the community in which they live and shall have the opportunity to participate in the community
  • Each person has the right to take risks in life
  • Each person has the right to self determination
  • Each person shall be treated with respect, courtesy and consideration at all times

 

The FSJACL developed Guiding Principles were created as part of our Strategic Plan in 2010.  Guiding Principles help guide us in ensuring we are providing the best supports possible to people with developmental disabilites in our community. 

The FSJACL Guiding Principles are:

The Individuals we support are memebers of the community

The Individuals we support are members of our team

See the person not the disability

Treat each other as adults

Each person is unique and has the right to set personal boundaries

Real people, real choices, real lives

We work in people's homes

 

Find Out More About Us

The Fort St. John Association for Community Living was incorporated on January 23, 1960. We are a non-profit organization that has contracts with Community Living BC to provide services to adults with developmental disabilities. We provide services in the Fort St. John and District area.

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PHONE 250-787-9262
FAX 250-787-9224

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10251 100th Avenue
Fort St. John, BC, V1J 1Y8

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