The Connective approach is person-centered, holistic, and strengths based. Over the years, our expertise has developed to reflect the unique assets and needs of the people and communities we serve.
Our services include reintegration support, housing and homelessness prevention, employment, outreach, Community Living and other community-based services that create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities.
In our continuum of support, people can find what they need to move forward and navigate challenging social systems. In us, people find an advocate willing to work tirelessly to help them overcome barriers and achieve their goals.
Outreach services and housing for people under the care of Community Living British Columbia
Drop-in programming, resource sharing, and person-centered supports for people in our communities
Education and Employment
Certifications and training for people working towards employment and/or educational goals
Short and long-term programs with wraparound supports to help people secure and maintain housing
Pre- and post-release supports for people involved in the criminal justice system
An overview of the supports and services we offer across BC and the Yukon
Our approach to service delivery is guided by the following core principles:
In person-centered care, the focus is on the person and what they can do – not on their condition, disability, or on the challenging circumstances they may find themselves in at a given point in time. With a person-centered approach, support is tailored to each person’s unique needs and circumstances and focuses on helping them achieve their goals.
Housing first principles recognize that stable, appropriate housing is a critical step in avoiding crisis, and a crucial springboard for accessing additional supports, overcoming barriers, and pursuing personal independence. Applying these principles means supporting people to secure immediate and low-barrier access to housing and providing the community-based supports necessary to maintain it long-term.
Harm reduction is an evidence-based approach that provides people who use substances a choice of how they will minimize harms through non-judgmental and non-coercive strategies and tools. It acknowledges that individuals coping with problematic substance use may not be able to remain abstinent from their substance of choice, and seeks to reduce the health and social harms associated with that substance use as much as possible.
Culturally Appropriate Services
Recognizing the role culture plays in healing, growth, and resilience for our Indigenous residents and service users, we work to integrate the wisdom and expertise of Elders, Indigenous Leadership, Knowledge Keepers, and Indigenous-led community groups in all that we do. In the Yukon, we are honoured to partner with the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) on to support our service users in a way that is locally, contextually, and culturally relevant.
Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.
CARF exists to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement of services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served.
Our CARF accreditation demonstrates our dedication and commitment to continuously improving our services for the people that we serve.
Review our accreditation report
Learn more about CARF and its significance
Our evolving story is made possible by generous contributions from supporters across BC and the Yukon. Give today, and help us write Connective’s next chapter.