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Mission & Vision

The Nanaimo Child Development Centre (NCDC) has been providing services for children, youth and families in Nanaimo since 1967. We provide services to over 1,900 families annually.

The NCDC provides a broad range of health and health-related services to children with developmental needs and works with families to support healthy child development. NCDC services and programs include: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Language Therapy, Infant Development Program, Supported Child Development Program, Child & Youth Development Program, Family Development Program, Early Childhood Education and the Vancouver Island Children’s Assessment Network (Autism and complex mental health assessments).

Mission

We support the growth of children and youth by strengthening families and building the community through child development programs, community education, and advocacy.

Vision

An inclusive community in which all children and families have the supports they need to grow, participate and thrive.

Values

Service excellence

  • Services are informed by research, evaluation and evidence based practice
  • Innovation and creativity are encouraged and supported
  • Continuous learning and sharing of knowledge is supported for the staff team and the community
  • We continuously asses and improve our services

Family-centred approach

  • We are responsive to the unique needs of families
  • We acknowledge the expertise within families and collaborate with families to build on strengths

Inclusion

  • Everyone has the right to be respected, appreciated, and included
  • Cultural safety is practiced by recognizing our beliefs, practices and histories, structural and interpersonal power imbalances, and how these impact Indigenous people and visible minorities
  • We recognize the importance of connections to community and culture and encourage and facilitate those connections
  • We advocate for equity in access to services, opportunities and resources

Integrity

  • Ongoing performance quality assessment is built into our operations
  • We hold ourselves accountable for our performance
  • We are transparent about what we are doing and why we are doing it
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