Our mission is to promote and secure innovative and individualized community options for people with disabilities.
We do this by providing support and encouragement to think about what a good life means to you; person centred planning; networking opportunities; information and education; facilitated problem solving; service development; budget creation; negotiation support; sample employment documents; and assistance with paperwork.
We advocate provincially on the broader issues that affect those we assist. We work with like-minded agencies to enhance the lives of people with disabilities.
We provide information and mentoring to individuals with disabilities and their trusted others by supporting them to take greater control of their lives. We do this by exploring ideas and options that can lead to customized, inclusive and creative supports and services. This includes walking people through the process of forming a Microboard™ and accessing funds through Individualized Funding.
What People Are Saying
"Vela has been there for us from the conception of our daughter's Microboard 19 years ago, to the present. Vela's support and the education they provide, ensures that our daughter leads a wonderful inclusive life in community, surrounded by friends and family and supports tailored to her needs. "
— P Tesan
"Vela is a Godsend. I couldn’t have accessed Individualized Funding without them – I would have walked away from it!"
— L Mahar
"With supports managed by his Vela Microboard, Jeff thrives. We can live an awesome life together because Vela guides the people who truly care through the processes needed to turn that caring into actions that envision, create, and support this positive and joyful life over the long term. "
— C Lafortune