Turning disabilities into abilities since 1955

Programs and Services

Residential Options

We provide a variety of residential options to meet the individuals’ unique needs. We operate five group homes and a home share program for family settings

Skill Development

We offer a number of community and individual-based programs aimed at developing a wide range of skills among the program participants

Employment Programs

Individuals develop transferable skills in programs and paid employment at our facilities, in the community or participating businesses

About US

Vernon and District Association for Community Living (VDACL), otherwise known as Venture Training, is Greater Vernon's 'pioneer agency'; proudly supporting adults with developmental disabilities with social, educational and vocational skill building since 1955. With a progressive Board of Directors and more than 150 qualified staff members, Venture Training continues to lead the way as we celebrate 63 years supporting local people. We provide services for more than 200 participants; currently offering 16 distinctive interactive programs which empower individuals to use their strengths with 'hands on' skill building opportunities to enrich the quality of their life

VDACL is proud to have received our fifth three-year CARF accreditation, which is the highest level of excellence in our industry

  • Vision

    We envision a community where people with developmental disabilities are accepted and respected

  • Mission

    We advocate on behalf of and provide quality programs and services to people with developmental disabilities

  • Philosophy

    We believe that people with developmental disabilities are as individual in their desires, needs, abilities and gifts as any cross section of society. The Association is committed to helping people with special needs achieve the fullest possible independence and community participation according to their wishes

  • ORGANIZATION

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