“At Explorer, we meet individuals where they are in their lives, and work with them to improve their skills in independence and advocacy.

We aim to provide a variety of community inclusion activities in a safe, busy, compassionate environment, allowing participants to learn and grow at their own pace. 

The Explorer Program has been operated by our agency since August, 2006.  The building is owned by JGW.  Here we provide services to 15 individuals Monday through Friday. This program is very busy as it provides recreation and community integration, life skills training, as well as volunteer placements with a staff team of three.  The individuals who attend the program are very independent and are excellent self-advocates.  With support from families, caregivers and staff, an environment where everyone has the opportunity to grow, have fun and enjoy lasting friendships has been created.

Referrals to the Explorer Program are initiated through the Nanaimo CLBC office. Their phone number is 250-390-7200.

For the most current copy of the Explorer activity calendar, please contact the program at 250-756-7809