Click HERE for the NSDRC RESOURCE GUIDE to North Shore Programs and Services for people with disabilities, their families and caregivers.

Program Handbooks

Community Based Services (pdf)

STAGE Handbook (pdf)

Residential Programs – Please contact Kim Miles, Director Residential Services, for information about relevant Program Handbooks.




You Can Cook! Cookbook

You Can Cook!
Preview Cookbook

$20 On Sale Here!

Proceeds to the NSDRC’s STAGE Program

This colourful, step-by-step cookbook was developed out of NSDRC’s STAGE program for young adults with disabilities.

Teaches your child, student or an adult with a disability how to make tasty lunches and snacks independently and safely.

The cookbook includes a remarkable adaptive chef’s knife which is safe for children, seniors or people with disabilities to use.

Order yours and see the difference it will make in the life of your student or loved one. Makes an excellent gift or a classroom tool.

Ordering is easy:

Download Cookbook order form (pdf)

For credit card payment, fax or mail order form to

North Shore Disability Resource Centre
3158 Mountain Hwy
North Vancouver, BC V7K 2H5
Fax:  604.985.7594

For payment by cheque, mail order form with cheque(including postage) to address above.

For more information call 604.985.5371.

Drop by our office at 3158 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver:  Find us on Google Maps.


Life Skills Manual

The Life Skills Manual provides a structured approach to teaching foundational skills to individuals seeking to increase their self-confidence and independence.Each lesson plan includes introductory information, objectives of the lesson, suggested action steps to be taken to achieve the objectives as well as handouts supporting the action steps, and signs to look for when the objectives are achieved.The topics covered include:

  • Anger management
  • Communication and social skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Decision making
  • Home environment skills
  • Money skills
  • Personal and self-help skills
  • Relationships
  • Safety
  • Self-esteem
  • Time management
  • Transportation skills

For a complete list of contents and sample lesson plans, click here.A listing of additional resources is also included.

The Life Skills Manual has been featured in the CARF publication Promising Practices:  Promising Practices ECS – Sometimes life does come with a manual (pdf).

Please note: The contact information in the article has changed. Please call 604-985-5371 for more information.

Digital copies of the Life Skills Manual can be purchased for a cost of $55.00(CND). Visa, Master Card, or Certified Cheques accepted.

For more information or to order your copy, please contact the NSDRC.




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Community Based Services Newsletter

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To receive a copy of the Community Based Services Newsletter, please contact Raven Mack


Transition Focus Newsletter

Click to download Transition Focus Newsletter Fall 2015 (PDF)

STAGE Newsletter

STAGE  Newsletter – Spring 2014 (pdf)

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Quality Assurance Reports

2012-2013 Quality Assurance Report




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Workshops and Events from NSDRC and the community
NSDRC Annual General Report 2014-15
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Click this link to a Farsi Language brochure that describes NSDRC programs

And HERE ARE THE WINNERS of Raffle 2015:

Ann Metcalfe
won a return trip for two to any scheduled WestJet destination. Taxes, fees & surcharges included.
Compliments of:

Flordeliza Pontilo
Won two tickets to dine at Milestones on Robson & watch a Canucks Game
Compliments of: Michael DeMani & Milestones on Robson

Jen Baldwin
Won the 50" LED TV
Compliments of:Key West Ford, New Westminster