Welcome to Osanis
Whether you are searching for specific services or just exploring what is available, we welcome you to Osanis. We provide children and youth services in Victoria, Sooke, Duncan, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Campbell River, Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni.
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.Read More
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.
Osanis children and youth services are focused on helping children six years and older and youth with special needs and their families work towards their goals in all areas of daily living.
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.
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.
Child & Youth Workers
We provide specialized one-to-one hourly support to children six years and older and youth with special needs. The types of activities that could be involved in this service include life skills training, tutoring, leisure and recreation.
Positive Behavior Supports
Our positive behavior support services are focused on helping children six years and older and youth who struggle with undesirable behaviors. Please visit our Positive Behavior Supports Page for more information.
Family Development Supports
We provide family development supports to families with children and youth with special needs. Family development supports are geared to help families live successfully according to their values.Read More
Family development supports focus primarily on helping parents and caregivers who require support, guidance, feedback and skill development to improve family functioning and ensure safe and healthy living environments for their children and youth.
Individual & Family Counselling Supports
Our special needs counselling services are specialized in working with children six years and older and youth with special needs as well as their families. Please visit our Special Needs Counselling Page for more information.
Youth Employment Services
Our youth employment services are focused on providing employment services to youth with special needs. Please visit our Customized Employment Services Page for more information.
Youth In Transition Services
Our youth in transition services are specialized in working with youth with special needs as well as their families. Youth in transition services focus on assisting youth with all matters related to family, housing, education, life skills, mental health and addictions, leisure and recreation, peers, advocacy, mentorship and community inclusion.Read More
Youth in transition services supports the individual and family to navigate the switch of government funded services from children to adult.
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.
Our Children and Youth Services access a variety of professionals with various fee schedules. Fees vary according to the nature and length of service. Please contact us for further information.
People paying for their own service are expected to follow the agreed payment schedule.
Payments are accepted in the form of cash, cheque, automatic deposits or Interac e-Transfers.
Approved Service Provider For Publicly Funded Services
Osanis is an approved service provider with the Autism Funding Program for children six years an older. Please call 1-877-777-3530 or please go to this link http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/managing-your-health/autism/autism_handbook_parents_guide.pdf
Osanis is an approved service provider with the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Please contact your resource social worker and discuss the possibility that we may be of assistance to you.