History & Purpose
Learn more about the history and purpose of the VDRC.
Promoting a new perspective on disability.
People with disabilities face diﬀerent barriers than those without disabilities – support from the community and our peers is crucial to help create an independent individual. Incorporated February 15, 1990, the Victoria Disability Resource Centre (VDRC) is a cross-disability, grassroots, charitable organization run by and for persons with disabilities.
A Board of Directors governs the organization. The Board is composed of community members both with and without disabilities elected by our members. We are a proud member of Independent Living Canada, the national umbrella organization representing and coordinating a network of independent living centres across Canada.
We work closely with people who have a disability and with other community organizations to find and remove barriers that prevent full participation in life. The Independent Living approach to providing services offers a new perspective on disability.