MACL provides a wide range of meaningful, quality children’s services to the community of Mission. We offer the following services, Supported Child Development (SCD), Child and Youth Activities (CYA), Children’s Respite and Residential living, and more.


MACL’s Supported Child Development Program provides support, consultation and resources to ensure that children who have developmental disabilities or who require extra support are able to participate in community childcare programs of their families’ choice.

Supported Child Development Program services are voluntary and free of charge. In partnership with families, childcare providers, and the community, the Supported Child Development Program support services are coordinated, appropriate and family centered. Inclusion means all children are welcomed and valued. Every child belongs.

How to access MACL’s Supported Child Development Program

Parents may contact SCDP directly or children may be referred by any community professional (eg. Infant Development Consultants, Therapists, Public Health Nurses, Doctors, Social Workers, etc). There is not currently a waitlist for this program

Referral Agency: Self-referral.
For more information contact Dana Clarkson @ 604-826-9080 ext 280

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Child and Youth Activities (CYA)

MACL’s CYA Program is a 1-year skill development and activity program for eligible children and youth up to the age of 19. With a focus on developing social skills, support workers engage participants in learning, social, recreational activities within the Mission community. Designed to grow with each participant, the child/youth may begin in a one to one, or two to one setting and move into one of the small group options. This program is structured way to facilitate growth and opportunities to develop skills and create friendships too!  

How to access MACL's Child and Youth Activities (CYA) Program:

Referral Agency: Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD)
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Our respite program provides temporary rest and renewal for primary caregivers of a child or youth with a disability. Respite may be as short as a 24-hour period, but can also be for longer periods of time. We match individuals with screened respite contractors who share interests and activities with persons served, and who are willing to provide short-term support.

Individuals receiving respite have opportunities to develop new relationships with other families and friends, and experience different community events and other enjoyable occasions.

Services are available by referral from Ministry of Children’s and Family Development (MCFD).

Private support arrangements are also available. (Fee for Service) Supports may be of a temporary, short-term, long-term or life-long nature.

How to access MACL’s Respite Program:

Referral agency: Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD)
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To enquire about becoming a respite contractor visit our employment page

Family Support

Family Support Services provides supports to families with child/youth and adults with special needs. Our family supports are designed to assist or tie families to available resources in the community.

This Service will also assist families/caregivers to navigate through the referral and assessment processes in addition to providing assistance to those requesting it, to better understand and complete the necessary documentation to apply for various supports.

How to access MACL’s Child Family Support Services

Kerridan Dougan is our Family Support Worker.
Referral Agency: Self-referral
For more information contact Kerridan @ 604-826-9080 ext. 280

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