“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

– The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Our Values:

  • Integrity – in all we do
  • Honour – the strengths of people and community
  • Holism – emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual, environmental and cultural
  • Respect – for all people

Our Mission

To provide responsive and individualized services that foster the hopes and dreams of people and their communities.

Our Vision

A community where all people have well-being, are honoured, and can dream.

Who We are

New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families Inc. is a nonprofit community-based organization that provides a diverse range of supports to individuals in a variety of settings. The range of services and supports we provide include day services to 24/7 staff residential settings, independent living where staff provide assistance only in identified targeted areas, supportive housing, cultural and education services, therapy, clinical and counselling services, and professional training.

Individuals We Support

We provide supports to children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings, within the community. Individuals may have an intellectual disability and/or physical disability and/or use American Sign Language to communicate. We encourage every individual we support to be as independent as possible, respect that these individuals can make decisions to the best of their ability; and advocate that others in the community respect these choices and opinions.


One of my favourite parts about New Directions is Karen and her support. She’s very caring and helpful no matter what. She made a great match for Rick and I in 2017. She’s fabulous!

Ed – Adult Home Share

As a Homeshare Provider there’s so much to be thankful for and to enjoy. It has given me the opportunity and the support to make an impactful change in people’s lives as well as my own.

Rick – Home Share Provider

“Just having that other voice speak for me because things can be overwhelming at times when you’re trying to fight for your child’s best interest”.

Parent – FASD Family Support, Education & Counseling

“The program services are very helpful especially when dealing with complex family needs; they provided hands on strategies and introduced the family to healthy ways of coping”.

Community member – FASD Family Support, Education, & Counseling