Community Inclusion & Employment

Our CVS Community Inclusion programs provide opportunities for individuals to develop in all areas of life. To provide person-centred service, we conduct a thorough analysis of the person’s strengths, skills, abilities, likes, dislikes and preferences to create a unique schedule based on a person's needs and desires. The schedule may include volunteer activities, paid work, education, recreation and/or leisure pursuits. We also work to ensure that people are placed in a program that most meets their ideal conditions for inclusion.

Our hours of operation are generally from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, Monday through Friday.

Dawne Windblad - Manager of Inclusion

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Dawne oversees our Discovery 1 & 2, Footloose Community Inclusion Programs, Positive Behaviour Support and Augmentative Communication and Adult residential. For more information, please email dawne.windblad@communityventures.ca.

Amanda Lokay - Coordinator of Discovery 1

Discovery 1 is located at 2322 St. Johns in Port Moody and serves individuals who require a higher level of service (often 1:1). It focuses on recreation and volunteer opportunities in the community.  For more information, please email Amanda or call 604.396.2854.

Schuyler Smyth - Coordinator of Discovery 2

Discovery 2 is located at 2322 St. Johns in Port Moody and serves individuals who require a higher level of service (often 1:1). It focuses on recreation and volunteer opportunities in the community.  For more information, please email Schuyler or call Ext. 2013 or 604.318.0439.

Alison Goulding - PBS & AAC Coordinator

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Alison supports people and staff who need some assistance with Positive Behaviour Supports and Augmentative Communication. For more information, please email Alison or call her at extension 2028 or 604.764.1513 (cell).

Diana MacPhee - Manager of Inclusion

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Diana MacPhee is the Manager of Inclusion for Tamarack, Employment and Outreach that is located at 2322 St. Johns in Port Moody, and focuses on recreation, volunteerism, employment, literacy and community activities. Tamarack has a broad focus on activities that flow from people's goals and preferences. To contact Diana call 778.668.9198 or diana.macphee@communityventures.ca.

Russell Johnson - Tamarack Program Coordinator

Russell Johnson is the Tamarack Program Coordinator that is located at 2322 St. Johns in Port Moody. Tamarack has a broad focus on activities that flow from people's goals and preferences. This includes employment, recreational healthy living and community-based activities. To contact Russell call 604.939.8070 ext. 2011, on his cell phone at 604.838.3484 or by email.

Dawn Walsh - Employment & Social Enterprise Coordinator at PoCo

Our Port Coquitlam employment program is located  at Unit #1120 – 1368 Kingsway Avenue, and is focused on employment, recreational healthy living and community-based activities email Dawn or call 778.886.2763.

Krissy Elliott - Program Coordinator - Fusion

Krissy is the Program Coordinator for our Fusion program. Fusion combines elements of recreation, arts, skill building and employment to create a bigger and better life.  To contact Krissy, you can call her at 604.939.8070 Ext. 2041 or 778.384.0053 (cell) or email her.