Provides individualized support to families with
children or youth with disabilities

The CYSN Family Support program provides individualized support to families that have children or youth with disabilities. The Family Support Worker meets with families in their homes and in the community and provides assistance in the form of information, advocacy, planning, guidance, and problem-solving. This program uses a family-centered, strengths-based approach and aims to increase the well-being of families.  

The Family Support Worker can help families gain knowledge and build skills in the following areas:

  • accessing services and supports in the community.
  • connecting to social opportunities and recreation.
  • communicating with schools and professionals and attending meetings.
  • parenting and life skills.
  • household management.
  • parent-child interaction.
  • behavior management.
  • child and youth with special needs development.

In order to access Family Support Worker services with the CVCDA, you must need a direct referral from your Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) Worker at the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). Please contact them for more information. If you are unsure who your CYSN worker is, you can contact MCFD at 250-334-5820.

Sarah Shelin

Sarah Shelin

Family Support Worker

Phone: 250-897-8023
Email: sarah@CVCDA.ca