Operating Since 1997 and Recognized as a Charity Non-Profit Since 2008
We have been educating Fraser Valley organizations and the general public regarding varying disabilities, supports, training and vocational services. We are member driven, though events are open also to non-members. Our members are organizations which provide services and support to people with varying disabilities, especially in the fields of employment preparedness and employment supports.
Bi-monthly networking and education sessions are attended by local vocational service providers, school and higher education representatives, disability services organizations, and other bodies. At these sessions, attendees network together and share their knowledge and experiences. Guest presenters provide valuable expertise. Conferences and special events equip professionals to assist their clients in reaching their full potential.
In addition to formal meetings, members are able to use their networking opportunities and the resources of the Society to identify and contact local services for disability services consumers.
The Society is governed by a working board of directors from various community agencies and sectors.
What We Do
We Facilitate Networking, Education and Special Events for Professionals who Service Persons with Disabilities. This results in increased knowledge and contacts in the industry, leveraging opportunities for improved outcomes in employment and community access for clients.
Our members are at the centre of what we do. Your membership entitles you or your organization to attend our Learning and Networking Meetings at no charge, and a discount on our annual conference. Expert presenters at these Events educate in their areas of speciality. Each session will give you deeper knowledge in the field of serving people with disabilities. E-presentations from these sessions are available on the Member Login section of our website.
Networking with other professionals creates community connections and promotes cross-referrals to other agencies, which means your clients will have increased economic and social benefit.
Do you have a message to broadcast? We can do that for you, through our roster of organizations. Consider it a free promotion service. You’ll also be listed on our website as a member agency.
So, what does this really mean to you? Here are some words from one of our members.
"The Focus Disability Network Society is an invaluable resource in helping me not only to find out what is available in our community, but also in making connections with others whom I can approach for advice"
Client Services & Education Coordinator,
The Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education in BC
Learning & Networking
Listed on website
Expert Presenters at Events
Free Promotion Service
The value Focus Disability Network Society has added to our professional skills has been an invaluable part of our Employment Services and in addition to this, the valued information and comradery of like-minded service providers. FDN is a great example of a well-run and flexible networking organization
Chilliwack Society for Community Living Supported Employment Services