Welcome To Osanis

Whether you are searching for specific services or just exploring what is available, we welcome you to Osanis.

Reasons to Choose Osanis

First and foremost, our goal at Osanis is that our services respect and support your rights for safety, well­ being, dignity and self-determination.

We appreciate and welcome that you and/or your family, and in some instances your support team, have the greatest levels of knowledge and understanding about your unique situation.

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Every client is special and every circumstance is exceptional to us. Being born with special needs has its unique set of difficulties. Similarly, acquiring a special need as a result of an accident or illness can have heavy physical, emotional, social and financial strains for all concern.

Family members and caregivers who love and support those with special needs take on great responsibilities. Osanis is mindful that those caring helpers are often very busy people who likely must balance multiple competing priorities. We understand that those responsibilities can be overwhelming at times.

Our services are designed to bring to light, and make use of, your individual abilities, strengths, relevant life experiences and resources in order to help you create new opportunities for change that you have identified as meaningful and desirable.

Life’s journey holds difficulties, and sometimes the challenges are too great to face alone. Osanis is here to help you in every way possible.

Introduction

As a specialized community-based harm reduction & low barrier support network promoting collaborative partnerships, our developmental disabilities services focus on supporting individuals 19 years and older who live with developmental disabilities and other special needs work towards their goals in all areas of daily living.

Team

The qualifications and designations that our team and associates posses include community support worker, job coach, job developer, behaviour interventionist, occupational therapist, registered social worker, registered clinical counsellor, board certified behaviour analyst and registered psychologist.

Locations

We offer services in Victoria, Sooke, Port Renfrew, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, Sayward, Port McNeil, Port Hardy, Gold River, Port Alberni, Ucluelet, and Tofino. We have offices in Victoria and Campbell River.

Home-based Supports

We offer one-on-one support to the individual who lives with family-caregiver from a home life perspective. We offer this service for individuals who require ongoing support to participate in their communities.

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This service uses as center of operations the individual’s home. We develop in partnership with the individual and family-caregiver a schedule that optimizes the individual’s lifestyle. This service may have vocational, social, leisure and/or recreational focus.

Community-based Supports

We offer one-on-one support to the individual who lives with family-caregiver from a community access perspective. We offer this service for individuals who require ongoing support to participate in their communities.

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This service uses as center of operations the individual’s community. We develop in partnership with the individual and family-caregiver a schedule that optimizes the individual’s lifestyle. This service may have vocational, social, leisure and/or recreational focus.

Supported Living Outreach

We offer one-on-one support to the individual living independently in the community. This service uses as center of operations the individual’s home or community. We develop in partnership with the individual a schedule that optimizes the individual’s lifestyle. This service may have home support, daily living, vocational, social, leisure and/or recreational focus.

Skill Development Supports

We offer one-on-one or group support to the individual from a home or community based perspective. The service focuses on supporting individuals to develop skills that are required for independent living. We develop in partnership with the individual and family-caregiver an action plan that identifies the purposeful acquisition or enhancement of specific skills and their corresponding measurable goals. This service is goal oriented.

Employment Services

Our employment services are focused on supporting individuals who live with developmental disabilities become employable and find meaningful employment. Please visit our Customized Employment Page for more information.

Home Share Supports

At Osanis, we are pleased to collaborate closely with individuals and their families to help find appropriate homes that suit their needs. We appreciate that these individuals and their loving helpers play a very important role in the process of selecting and approving the home share provider. Osanis provides knowledgeable one-on-one support to help the individual find the most suitable home.

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Home Share Supports focus on matching up the right home share provider with the right individual so that both parties can enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship. Once the desired home situation has been found for the individual, we provide ongoing home share coordination, overseeing that the Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) standards of practice are being met or exceeded. We offer ongoing support and training to the home share provider revolving around all aspects associated with the service.

Becoming a Home Share Provider

Being a home share provider is a highly rewarding lifestyle. Additionally, it can be a financially beneficial endeavour that creates many opportunities to build long-lasting and meaningful relationships.

Our home share services are always looking for qualified individuals interested in providing these special experiences and services. We invite you to apply. Please feel free to contact us directly for more information on how you can become a home share provider and make a difference in an individual’s life.

Host Agency

We offer support to help the individual and/or family-caregiver create and manage the types of support they require based on their individual needs. We are able to the take the pressure away from the family that comes from running a “service”. Because of our Host Agency Status, we are able to help the individual and family-caregiver with all “employer and administrator” related issues concerning their funded service.

Support Coordination

We offer one-on-one support to the individual and/or family-caregiver with specific needs identified by the individual and/or caregiver. Common identified needs for support include scheduling, location of appropriate resources and services, access to education and training, and advocacy.

Free Consultation

We offer an initial one-hour free consultation session for the purpose of discussing your issues of concern and/or goals. This time provides you an opportunity to confirm that we are the right service for you.

Approved Service Provider for Publicly Funded Services

We are an approved service provider with the Community Living British Columbia (CLBC). Adults who live with Developmental Disabilities, as well as their families, caregivers and support staff, who may be interested in receiving CLBC funded services from Osanis are encouraged to contact CLBC.

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CLBC Victoria Office

#220 – 174 Wilson Street
Victoria, BC V9A 7N6
Phone: 250-952-4203

CLBC Duncan Office

Suite 101 – 116 Queens Road
Duncan, BC V9L 2W6
Phone: 1-855-390-7200

CLBC Nanaimo Office

6531 Metral Drive
Nanaimo, BC V9T 2L9
Phone: 250-390-7200

CLBC Parksville Office

#5-198 Morison Avenue
Parksville, BC V9P 2H7
Phone: 250-951-6002

CLBC Courtenay Office

Suite 107 – 1742 Cliffe Avenue
Courtenay, BC V9N 2K8
Phone: 250-334-1370

CLBC Campbell River Office

#2 – 2231 S. Island Highway
Campbell River, BC V9W 1C4
Phone: 1-877-334-1370

CLBC Port Alberni Office

#2-4833 Southgate Road
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 5K5
Phone: 1-855-390-7200

CLBC Port Hardy Office

8755 Gray Street
Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0
Phone: 250-949-7419

If you are ready, let’s begin

Please contact us for a free consultation session.