It all started in October 1982 when a small group of community members formed a non-profit society, the Upper Fraser Valley Neurological Society to bring physical therapy services for children with special needs to the Fraser Valley. Expanded funding in 1987 allowed for the addition of occupational therapy and speech-language therapy services.
Officially becoming the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre (FVCDC) in 1990, we soon doubled in size to provide community-based programs and services, adding infant/child specialists and family supports. Our locations grew to include Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and Hope.
Today, FVCDC is known as a leader in child and youth services provided by approximately 95 staff with a diverse array of skills and expertise. We are innovative, inclusive, community and family-centered for 3,600 children, youth, and their families annually.
Our team is highly skilled, with their passion and commitment the foundation of the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre. We provide a positive and supportive work environment based on mutual respect and openness. Our diverse work roles include consultants, therapies, counselling, outreach, and education, as well as administration, finance, business supports and fundraising.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
We at the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre work with diverse people on the traditional, ancestral and unceded land of the Sto:lo and Nlaka’pamux people.
As an organization, we share a passion and desire for growth within ourselves, the workplace and in the community we work. We strive to challenge thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions through the lens of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Board of Directors and the Senior Management team are committed to conducting the organizations business ethically and in accordance with the highest standards of governance.
We are dedicated to strengthening the well-being, growth and participation of children, youth and their families through evidence-informed, child development services.
A world where all people are welcomed to participate meaningfully in family and community life.
- Children, Youth, and Families come first.
- Compassion and Respect are key to all relationships.
- Teamwork, Community and Collaboration are vital.
- Excellence and innovation are the foundations of our achievement.
- Accountability is essential.
The Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit, independent organization that surveys and accredits more than 5,000 agencies providing human services worldwide. First accredited by CARF in 2004, FVCDC continues to receive the highest level of accreditation (3 years) with each rigorous review.
The CARF surveyors spend three days with our teams visiting different locations, attending home visits, observing services and interviewing parents, community partners and staff.
Code of Ethics
Our Code of Ethics forms the basis of the professional conduct that guides members of the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre. This includes:
- Respect for the rights and dignity of all persons
- Genuine relationships with the families we serve
- Professional competence
In order to provide effective services to clients, the FVCDC believes in developing a partnership with parents, caregivers and community. A healthy partnership includes clear and honest communication regarding both successes and concerns that may arise. From time to time, concerns may arise that require further assistance. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to deal with concerns through the Complaint Resolution Process provided in the family orientation package. The FVCDC will ensure that all complaints are dealt with fairly and in a timely manner.