About Us

Vitals helps individuals at any stage in their life

Valley Integration to Active Living Society provides services to those living in our community with mental and physical disabilities, or any other complex barriers. We offer our individuals a chance to integrate and immerse themselves in our local community, while teaching them skills to help them grow in their everyday lives. We currently have over 60 individuals that we support, with a strong team of over 100 employees, including community and residential support workers. We have both individuals and employees who have been with us for over 20 years. We work closely with outside behavioral consultants, social workers, and specialists, to provide any level support needed by our individuals.

Our society has a total of four programs:   

1.  Residential
2.  Community Inclusion
3.  Home Share
4.  Child and Youth Services

Vitals helps individuals at any stage in their life, including children, those transitioning into adulthood, adulthood, and individuals in their senior years. As a person-served organization, we advocate for our clients rights and encourage our individuals to be as independent as possible. We are an organization that is committed to supporting our individuals in becoming active participants in their own community, and in all aspects of their life.

Quality Assurance & Accreditation

Our structure for ongoing evaluation and development in our organization’s programs, services and business support functions Vital Society strives for continual growth and development in all aspects in our society. To do so, ongoing evaluation in all areas is necessary to ensure that we can meet standards and analyze our results. To aid in this process, the Quality Assurance Coordinator position has been created. The role of this position entails ongoing audits in the society, to ensure that standards in relation to policies, procedures, regulations, funders (CLBC & MCFD), licensing (VIHA), and our accreditor (CARF) is both met and maintained. This role allows for standards to be met consistently and ongoing education in each of these areas to be shared with all members in the society.

CARF

CARF accreditation is a public seal of trust and commitment to quality based on internationally accepted standards. This level of care is one that Vital Society strives for, to ensure that our Persons Served receive care that will enrich and empower their lives. “CARF accreditation signals a service provider’s commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community.” – CARF International

Vital Society has been awarded the highest level of accreditation by CARF International for the following programs:

  • Community Housing -- Residential services
  • Community Housing and Shelters (Children and Adolescents) --
  • Child and Youth Care services
  • Community Integration – Community Inclusion services
  • Host Family/ Shared Living -- Home Sharing services

Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available – CARF International

The key responsibilities of the Quality Assurance role includes:

Audits in the following areas:

  • All staffed residential homes
  • Child and Youth Care home
  • Home Share
  • Community Inclusion
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Administration/HR
  • Finance

More information about CARF at: http://www.carf.org

VITAL Society
V.I.T.A.L. Society
 
Location: 
Valley Integration to Active Living Society
156-D Government Street
Duncan, British Columbia
V9L 1A2
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