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Transition Tool Box


The Transition Tool box is a series of short videos and resource lists designed to provide a brief overview of some helpful tips and resources that we have found useful for families and youth with disabilities who are transitioning from high school to adult life in the Victoria Area.

Videos and Resources:

A special thanks to the following people for their contributions:

Lori Frank, Lori Frank Mediation
Cindy Nicolik, CYSN
CYSN Staff Team
Patrick Jobe, CLBC
Jessica Humphrey, CLBC
Lee Dellabough, VIHA and SD 61
Tammy Ishikawa, VIHA and SD 63
Krista Nakatsuka, VIHA and SD 62
Rachel Skidmore, FamilyWORKS
Jo-el Brooks, Second Wave
Justine Dooley, CLV

Please note: the resource lists will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any other resources to share we would love to hear from you. Please contact

Social, Leisure & Community Access Resources 

Special Olympics BC - Victoria is the largest Local on Vancouver Island in terms of programs offered; this Local successfully runs 17 sport programs as well as two very well-attended youth programs.

For more information click HERE

Self Advocates for a Brighter Future

For more information click HERE

Our Vision: Thriving children, youth, and families engaged in the community.

Our Mission: To provide a safe, supportive place where children, youth, and families can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life.

For full list of Youth Programs Click HERE

Namaste Music started in Victoria 1996 by professional musician and music therapist Scott White.
Now, 20 years later, it has grown in to a large event that attracts hundreds of singers, dancers and an audience every week.  Four professional musicians  (Calvin Cairns , Joey Smith Don Leppard  and   Devon Macaferty play backup for anyone who is interested in going on stage and singing.

Every Friday morning at 10:30am - 11:30am
3895 Holland Ave, Victoria BC, V8Z 5K2
Phone: 250 744 2250 Fax: 250 744 5833

Recreation Centre's
For a full list of recreation centre's in and around Victoria Click HERE 


LIFE - Leisure Involvement for Everyone

The Leisure Involvement For Everyone (L.I.F.E.) program provides no to low cost recreation for individuals and families living on a low income. Regional Recreation Centre's are collecting information for the purposes of evaluating and improving the L.I.F.E. program. Please inquire and apply through your local centre. There are membership options available which can include free classes and 50% off programs.

Wilderness School is a three-year, gender-inclusive program for youth. Monthly weekend trips and multi-day summer excursions lead participants up Vancouver Island's highest peaks, underground through Horne Lake's caves and into Tofino's waves with outdoor adventures like hiking, surfing, kayaking, camping and snowshoeing - and we encourage family to participate and share in the experience, too.

                                      For More Information  Click HERE

For general BC transit accessibility information Click HERE

For travel training, including 
Low-Floor Buses Mobility Aid Orientation, and Community Travel Training Click HERE

For a Transportation Supplement/BC Bus Pass for people receiving disability assistance  Click HERE

Recreation Integration Victoria facilitates active lifestyles for people with disabilities while also promoting socialization and access to community-based leisure and recreation opportunities.

Click HERE for the Website


Peer Support, Recreation, Volunteer Skills Development, Transportation, Art Abilities, Community Dances

Click HERE for more Information

Youth Advising Program

If you are between the ages of 15-29 Volunteer Victoria can help you:
  • Explore how volunteering can be used to your benefit
  • Use volunteering to reach your personal, professional, academic and career goals
  • Learn more about the non-profit community
  • Find (or create) a volunteer position(s)
  • Develop your resume and prepare for an interviewNavigate through your volunteer journey 
Our goal is to help youth succeed at volunteering and to provide the tools and support they need as they
explore their volunteering options. We can meet with youth one-on-one, in groups, in classrooms, and various community settings. 

Click HERE for more Information

Community / Neighbourhood Centres 
Lower Vancouver Island



Sooke Neighbourhood House  (No website) Address:  2145 Townsend Rd

YMCA of Greater Victoria

Offers two pools, a gymnasium, racquetball courts, fitness and dance studios, fitness and exercise centre, 75 pieces of cardio equipment and more! 

Membership Assistance is available

For more information click HERE

YMCA Teen Mindfulness Group - Downtown Victoria

The YMCA Teen Mindfulness Groups support teens ages 13 to 17 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice healthy coping strategies to better manage stress and anxiety. Our groups provide an opportunity for teens to learn within a safe, comfortable, and fun environment, surrounded by other teens experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.

For more information click HERE

Please note, the CLV resources are for information purposes only.  We do not necessarily endorse or recommend the services and programs listed outside of our agency services.

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