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 160 qualified staff members, Venture Training continues to lead the way as we celebrate 65 years supporting local people. We provide services for more than 200 participants; currently offering 19 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 sixth three-year CARF accreditation, which is the highest level of excellence in our industry


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


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


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