About Us

The North Shore Disability Resource Centre (NSDRC) was established in 1975 by a group of parents, professionals and advocates. This group wanted to create services to ensure that people with disabilities could live comfortably in their communities. Since that time, the NSDRC has continued to expand both its mandate and services. We continue to work to ensure that people with disabilities have the opportunity to participate actively as contributing members of society. We are committed to working toward a community that is free of physical, financial, and attitudinal barriers.

The North Shore Disability Resource Centre directly serves over 450 individuals through our residential and community based programs. Our Information and Advocacy Program recorded over 1,400 contacts from people with disabilities, their families, friends and networks on the North Shore. We make every effort to ensure that their voices are heard, and that they are supported to participate in their community as fully and independently as possible.

Our Mission  Working for a community for all.

Our Vision  Communities that value inclusion are committed to creating opportunities for all.

Our Values



Liz Barnett accepts award.


.The 15th annual North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards were held on November 8, 2012. The North Shore Disability Resource Centre was nominated in the Community Contribution category. We were finalists along with Lions Gate Hospital Foundation and Capilano Community Service Society.

We are thrilled to tell you that we were selected as the WINNERS! It is such a testament to the work the NSDRC has done over the past 36 years and to the leadership of the Boards, families, and the people we support!
CARF Accreditation was awarded to NSDRC for the following services: Supported Living Program, Infant Development Program, Community Based Services.
Go to the Accreditation page for more information.


Rights and Responsibilities of People We Support

Rights and Responsibilities of People We Support


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Workshops and Events from NSDRC and the community
NSDRC Annual General Report 2014-15
Click here for information about the summer bursary program.

Click this link to a Farsi Language brochure that describes NSDRC programs