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We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the individuals we support with dignity and respect.  We promote the rights of all individuals to full inclusion in partnership with our community.


Our vision to be a community where all people with disabilities have equal opportunities to lead active fulfilling lives and recognized as contributing members of the community.






The Parksville and District Association for Community Living (PDACL) has been serving the community since 1959 by supporting adults with developmental disabilities through innovative programs, person centered planning and advocacy, to enhance the lives of all people in the community.  We invite you to browse our site and see what we are doing for the community we serve.  PDACL Members can enjoy more of this site by creating their own account...  see login.

 checkmark The Parksville and District Association for Community Living is a CARF accredited society. carf-canada-web

logoosmallPDACL is a member of Inclusion BC (formerly BC Association for Community Living).

An inspirational story about the dreams of a teenager who has down syndrome, achieving her goals. Click here to view the video on You Tube's website.
PDACL Business After BusinessTo coincide with Community Living Month, PDACL hosted a Parksville and Distict Chamber of Commerce 'Business After Business' event on Thursday, October 16, 2014. These types of events invite other business owners to tour and learn about the host business, providing a great venue for networking. Business cards are used to enter for door prizes and other draws.  
Above, from left, are PDACL Executive Director Barb Read, chamber President Robynne Shaw and PDACL Vocational Counsellor Ainsley Moore. Photo coutessy of the Parksville and Qualicum beach News - John Harding.
Dog WalkingOne of PDACl's participants was recently received a visit from MLA Don McRae, Minister of Social Development and Social Innocation. MLA McRae was congratulating Victoria Tretice on receiving a $500 scholarship to help her with her dog walking business. CLICK HERE to read the newspaper article. Photo courtessy of The Parksville Qualicum Beach News. There was also another article written in February of 2014 about Victoria's business - CLICK HERE to read it.

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Reminder PDACL is a:

scent free zone

Scented products should not be worn or used at PDACL. Scented products may include: cologne/perfume; hair products; body sprays and lotions; cleaning products; laundry supplies; highly scented soaps and deoderants.

Music and Motion

Its Back!

We are back with our popular Music and Motion in a new location and a new time.  We will be holding the event on the LAST MONDAY of each month, beginning on April 29.  You will find us all there at 1:00 p.m. for 90 minutes, finishing up at 2:30.  The Location is at the Parksville Legion which is at 146 Hirst Avenue in Parksville.

For more complete information, you can contact Hayley Tomlinson by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by PHONE at 250.248.3131.  Download our Poster at this location.

See you there!

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