The Port Alberni Association for Community Living (PAACL) has been a registered non-profit society incorporated under the Society Act of BC, since 1957.
PAACL has a long and highly respected reputation in the community for advocacy and service to people with developmental disabilities and their families. Our history reflects the significant contribution of individuals, their families and friends, our employees, and other concerned citizens for over 60 years.
The Port Alberni Association for Community Living (PAACL) advocates with and for persons with diverse abilities to have choices and to live inclusively in the community.
We engage the community in including people with diverse abilities for the benefit of everyone.
Our programs are primarily funded by Community Living British Columbia, Ministry of Children and Families, and BC Housing. Additional funding for our Pathways Clubhouse has been provided by BC Community Gaming Grants.
PAACL is accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), an independent accrediting body that measures PAACL’s conformance to standards pertaining to the services we provide; assisting us in enhancing the quality of our services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards.
PAACL was awarded our sixth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation by CARF to May 31, 2023 (view Accreditation Report).