604-939-8070 [email protected] 2322 St. John's Street, Port Moody, V3H 2A9

Our History

Community Ventures Society (CVS) was founded in 1978 to provide support and services to people with disabilities and their families.  For over 40 years, we have been helping people actively participate in a full range of community life through innovative programs – including community inclusion programs, children’s respite services, as well as facilitating specialized housing arrangements through our Shared Living, Adult Residential & Homes Programs.  We continue to lead the way in facilitating self-advocacy throughout our communities.

We invite you to take a look at the timeline of our history and some photos of our beginnings.

1978

CVS is incorporated

The society is incorporated as as second step society for physically handicapped adults.

1978

CVS is incorporated

1990

CVS Changes our name

Name changes to Community Ventures Society - our focus shifts & we move location.

1990

CVS Changes our name

1992

Respite program is created

CVS starts serving 10 families for family-to-family respite care.

1992

Respite program is created

1995

Individuals move from Woodlands

Individuals move into the CVS community from Woodlands, we open our doors to support these individuals and their families.

1995

Individuals move from Woodlands

2003

CVS Celebrates our 25th anniversary!

CVS Celebrates our 25th anniversary!

2003

CVS Celebrates our 25th anniversary!

2004

CVS is Growing

We are now supporting 40 individuals in our day program and 76 families in our respite program. Government budgets are reduced but CVS still delivers high standards of service. "Individualized funding" - a new philosophy of service delivery makes its debut.

2004

CVS is Growing

2005

CARF Accreditation

CVS received our first CARF Accreditation.

2005

CARF Accreditation

2008

CVS celebrates 30 years of service in Tri-Cities

CVS celebrates 30 years of service in the Tri-Cities with a party with those across our community. CVS is awarded a 3-year accreditation for all CVS programs once again.

2008

CVS celebrates 30 years of service in Tri-Cities

2011

Continued Growth Across CVS

Continued growth across CVS and we add our Foster Family program, Life Skills Program, Employment-Focused Community Inclusion Programs ad our Shared Living Program.

2011

Continued Growth Across CVS

2014

Our First Building!

CVS purchases our first building!

2014

Our First Building!

2018

40 Year Anniversary!

CVS celebrates 40 years of supporting individuals and families in the Tri-Cities.

2018

40 Year Anniversary!

2020

Covid-19 Creates New Challenges

The Covid-19 pandemic creates a need for us to move our support to individuals and families online. CVS launches online programming in tandem with our face-to-face support to satisfy the needs of the individuals we serve.

2020

Covid-19 Creates New Challenges

2021

CVS Partners With the Port Moody Station Museum

CVS partners with the Port Moody Station Museum, BC Self Advocacy Foundation & Inclusion BC to launch an Inclusion Exhibit entitled, "Inclusion, The journey to Community". CVS is once again awarded our CARF accreditation.

2021

CVS Partners With the Port Moody Station Museum