Our Mission and Values

Our mission
To provide services and opportunities that enable people with disabilities to make a life, a home, and a place in the world.

Our values
At the Garth Homer Society we believe that everyone:

  • Has the right to participate fully in the community
  • Deserves to feel valued for who they are
  • Gets to make informed choices about what happens in their life
  • Has the right to services tailored to their goals
  • Has something to contribute to the community

Since the inception of The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in 2002, the Garth Homer Society has had six successful terms of accreditation from the commission (2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2018).  CARF is a private, non-profit organization that grew out of a need to promote quality programs for people with disabilities. Every three years, CARF surveyors visit us to see if we meet the standards for the employment and community services we provide.

Garth Homer Society is accredited for:

  • Community Employment Services: Employment Supports
  • Community Employment Services: Job Development
  • Community Housing
  • Community Integration
  • Community Integration (Older Adults/Dementia Care)

Garth Homer Society was one of the first 100 agencies accredited in BC after accreditation was first required.                                                          

Accreditation Report June 2021