During the 2017-18 year, 1,235 individuals who access 5 agencies in the Vancouver-Coastal, South Fraser, Southern Interior and North regions participated in a survey process in which they were asked to provide information about their quality of life in the areas of well-being (emotional well-being, physical well being, material well-being), independence (personal development self-determination), and social participation (rights, interpersonal relations, social inclusion. The survey used to collect this information is based on a framework that was developed, extensively researched, and internationally validated by Dr. Robert Schalock over a period of approximately 25 years. It is a framework that applies to all people whether they have a disability or not. It gives us a universal language to talk with the individuals we serve about the things that are important to everyone and how we can collectively work together to improve the quality of life of those we serve.
Below is the inclusion Powell River summery, to read the full report, please go to the “Reports” section under the “About” tab.