SCACL is now over 60 years in the making.
1959 – Our Incorporation
Certificate of Incorporation: “Sechelt & District Association for Retarded Children” incorporated as a Society January 28th, 1959.
1985 – New Name
On June 6th, 1985, the Sechelt & District Association for Retarded Children was renamed to Sunshine Association for the Handicapped.
In the early years, everyone who worked for SCACL was a volunteer. There were no group homes or places to go in the daytime. SCACL grew a lot over the years and opened an Achievement Centre. The Achievement Centre was a place people could meet and work on projects, especially wood projects. In 1988 Fairview residence opened and served people for 5 years until it closed in 1993. The Achievement Centre also closed in 1991.
1991 – Medusa Home Purchased
In 1991 Medusa was built as a training home. Medusa is a two-story home with 4 bedrooms and plenty of space for social activities. It now has a healthy garden that grows food for the home.
1993 – Name Change
On June 23rd,1993, Sunshine Association for the Handicapped was RENAMED to Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living.
1993 – Bob Price
Bob Price becomes Executive Director.
1994 – Day Program & Supported Work
In 1994 SCACL started offering a Day Program and Supported Work Program. Day Program helps reduce social isolation and offers a program for individuals to come together to participate in social, recreational, and pre-vocational activities. The Supported Employment Program offers individuals that are interested in work develop skills necessary for work, get involved in training programs, and participate in real work for real pay.
1936-17 – SCACL Employees organized as Members of CUPE
1998 – Turnstone House
2000 – Glen McClughan becomes Executive Director
2000 – Rosecliffe Residence
2005 – CLBC Established, Residential Options