QVSS Mission Statement
Our mission is to enhance the lives of adults with developmental challenges by providing a safe place, meaningful programs and positive relationships, which promote social inclusion in society.
Our Vision is to provide a positive and supportive work and training environment to enable all individuals to become active and independent as integrated members of society, to promote confidence and self-assurance while building work ethics and positive relationships in a dignified and respectful atmosphere to learn.
About QUINTE VOCATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
The organization can trace its roots back to the 1950’s when it began as a group of dedicated parents of children with physical and developmental challenges. They believed their sons and daughters should not be alienated, but rather, needed to be a part of their community. These parents are the foundation of the creation of our program! Formerly known as ARC Industries, it was established as a non-profit corporation in 1989. In 1993, this Belleville based organization gained charitable status within Ontario and changed its name to the present Quinte Vocational Support Services. Helping People Reach Their Goals through Recreational, Leisure and Vocational programs: Our staff, coupled with our partnerships within the social service community,align service-users with their program requests based on their Individual Support Plan and Quality Life Plan. Our objective is to provide special requirements and supports needed to increase opportunities for economic and social participation.