In 2005, a grass roots initiative advocated on behalf of people with disabilities for supported employment and recreation in Ladysmith. In the summer of that year, a pilot project was launched, supported and funded by Community Living BC.
Today, Community Link, owned and operated by Tina Fabbro and her staff, is the product of unique partnerships. Community Link is currently funded and supported by:
- Ministry of Housing and Social Development
- Community Living BC
- Ladysmith Resources Centre
- Ladysmith Secondary School
- Ladysmith Community Options
Community Link is a proponent of the three year Customized Employment pilot project and is working to match individuals’ skills and abilities with local employment opportunities.
In March of 2010, Community Link took on the role of Host Agency to offer individuals and families the option to direct their own supports to create lifestyle options that are determined by each individual’s goals.