Individualized Day Services (IDS) at Port Coquitlam first became a program in 1994, due to a lack of services that accommodated the needs of individuals with disabilities graduating from high school in the community.
Today, IDS is a three-department program supporting individuals with disabilities in the Tri-Cities, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, New Westminster and Burnaby areas. CISS takes an adaptable, individualized approach and runs the program entirely off-site, directly within the community. Together, individuals and staff create and work towards short term and long-term goals based on their unique interests, needs, and aspirations.
Those in the IDS program have been involved with a number of ventures, including, but not limited to, volunteering at senior centers, working towards and obtaining paid employment, contributing to CISS Initiatives, and participating in community recreational activities.