The Nanaimo CDC holds a special place in the hearts of those living in beautiful Nanaimo and surrounding area. For over 50 years the NCDC has done exceptional work with thousands of children and youth with developmental needs. The NCDC enjoys an excellent reputation, is a highly rated CARF-accredited agency, and is often nominated for local awards from organizations such as the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce.

Our team of 60+ staff provide therapeutic services each year to more than 1,800 children. Our professionals include: family development consultants, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, physiotherapists, early childhood educators, supported child development consultants, infant development consultants, and child and youth support workers. We also provide access to pediatric psychologists for assessment services.

Programs are funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), the local School District (SD #68), the Ministry of Health ( Island Health), and the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. We are fortunate to have additional funding from the community.

The Board of Directors sets a priority for a positive supportive work place culture and healthy environment and provides the senior team with the resources it needs to ensure this happens.

The Fun Factor

Our “world-famous” Silly Boat Regatta is a yearly highlight to the summer, attracting over 10,000 throughout the fun-filled day. We host a number of other events throughout the year including our Celebrity event each Spring.

About Nanaimo

Nanaimo is the place for anyone looking for beautiful, affordable ocean living right at the hub of Vancouver Island. For those not familiar with the city, it is a wonderful community on the move. The growth of Nanaimo speaks to the livable options it offers. Its geographic location means many destinations are within a morning’s commute. Tofino, Comox, Vancouver and Victoria are lunch-time destinations.

Join us so you can:

  • Be part of a dynamic team of highly skilled, dedicated professionals
  • Work in a positive, supportive environment based on mutual respect, openness, and teamwork
  • Experience a diverse workload with lots of opportunity to practice therapeutic skills
  • Grow through professional development. We encourage staff to participate in a variety of professional development conferences, seminars, and workshops
  • Follow your passion. You believe that every child has the right to equal opportunities to develop their abilities to the fullest potential
  • Work and live in a great community. You will fall in love with the great natural amenities of Central Vancouver Island, close proximity to Vancouver and Victoria, the mild west coast weather and warm, vibrant community that Nanaimo is

To join the NCDC family, send your resume to personnel@ncdc.com

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