Check out our youtube channelFollow ReachSocietyBC on Twitterflickr-icon.pngdelta_connex_on_facebook.jpg


 
Reach Child and Youth Development Society is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing services to children and their families since 1959. At Reach we believe in the potential of every child, and we know each child is unique. We work together with families to recognize each child’s strengths and develop their abilities. Reach currently provides programs and services to families in  Delta, Surrey and Langley B.C.  Over 1000 children and their families benefit from our services on an annual basis. 


LATEST NEWS   |   PROGRAM INFORMATION   |  FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES  |  
MYLES OF COURAGE




LATEST
NEWS
_________________________________________________________________

REACH FAMILY SATISFACTION SURVEYS COMING YOUR WAY

survey_copy.jpgWe need your feedback. On January 9th, 2015 Reach will be distributing our Family Satisfaction Surveys to all families who have a child in a Reach program. Surveys will be sent either by mail with a stamped addressed return envelope, or via email with a link to an online version. Families will receive a survey for each program their child is enrolled in. These surveys are important in helping Reach to be responsive to the needs of the children, youth and families we serve in designing and delivering our programs and services. Your feedback helps us determine where we are strongest and where we should be making changes to better meet the needs of families. Please fill out your survey as soon as possible and return to Reach. Thank you for helping us serve you better! 

NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2014/2015 ELECTED AT REACH'S 55TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT OCTOBER 1ST

 board_iof_directors_society_2014_2015_.jpg

(Reach Child and Youth Development Society newly elected Board of Directors for 2014/2015: (from left to right) Marcia McCafferty, Phyllis With, Renie D'Aquila (Executive Director), Leslie Sneft, Rob VanSpronsson (President) Karen Ostrom, Tom Siba (Treasurer) and Donna Burke (Missing: Jimmy Vu) 

On Wednesday October 1st, 2014 Reach Child and Youth Development Society celebrated 55 years in the community at our Annual General Meeting From Seeds to Leaves – Celebrating Growth, at DeltaView Centre in Delta. Reach Executive Director Renie D’Aquila shared how our dedicated board members, volunteers and staff have helped so many children and youth grow and blossom as a result our shared vision, values and focus, and conveyed Reach’s many achievements in the past year including:
• Receiving our 4th three-year accreditation award by CARF International for Child and Youth Services and Respite Services, that notes “Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence.”;
• Being awarded an Early Years Centre Program by the Province of British Columbia;
• Supporting over 900 children in programs, 273 children with autism spectrum disorder through our ABA Program and the development of new Speech Language Therapy programs;
• Revamping the Family Education Curriculum and developing a new family workbook;
• Providing administrative support to the Reach Child and Youth Development Charitable Foundation, assisting it in reaching its $2 million milestone;
• And many more
Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM, and to Delta View Manor for the excellent facility and providing an incredible dinner for all to enjoy. For more photos visit
 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.834685639895217.1073741840.106578432705945&type=1

 

WHEELCHAIR BIKES FOR RENT FROM REACH 

duet_tandem_bikes.jpgThanks to a donation from Variety The Children's Charity of BC, Reach was able to purchase 3 duet tandem wheelchair bikes for families to rent .

These amazing units are available for our families to borrow for a day or weekend. While perfectly suited to children and youth who use wheelchairs, these units can also be used by others who are not capable of riding alone. For more information on Duet Bike rentals call Su at Reach at 604-946-6622 ext. 339 

Watch a video of Reach and the bikes from the Variety Show of Hearts Telethon:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jPmgxq-TJg 


 

^ back to the top 

  

PROGRAM INFORMATION
_________________________________________________________________

REACH DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL LADNER AND NORTH DELTA OPEN HOUSES IN JANUARY 2015    

 girl_with_block_nd_sml.jpgBring your children for a fun and informative evening with snacks, crafts and playtime. Meet the teachers, tour the preschool & Parent Education Centre, and learn about our new emergent curriculum for your child. Preschool spaces available for fall 2015 mornings with optional 4 hour days from 9:00 -1:00 pm

Ladner Preschool Open House:

Wednesday January 21st from 6 to 8 pm.

Reach Developmental Preschool South Delta, #3 3800 72nd street Ladner V4K 3N2

North Delta Preschool Open House:

Thursday January 22nd from 6 to 8 pm

Reach Developmental Preschool North Delta, 10921 82nd avenue North Delta, V4C 2B2

Both programs are now offering families a 4 hour preschool program, from 9 am to 1 pm on Monday Wednesdays and Fridays.  Spaces are now available for January 2015.  For more information call 604-946-6622 ext 308 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it To download our Reach Developmental Preschool brochure CLICK HERE

 

  ^ back to the top 
  
  

FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES
_________________________________________________________________

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 3RD ANNUAL REACH FOR THE STARS GALA APRIL 25, 2015

 

inviattion_graphic.jpgSave the Date for the 3rd Annual Reach for the Stars fundraising event,  REACH FOR THE STARS BLACK AND WHITE GALA: TOGETHER FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE. Saturday April 25th , 2015 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn , 1665 56th Street Tsawwassen. 5:30 to 11 pm.

All funds raised go towards helping to build a new centre in the heart of Ladner for children and youth with special needs. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENT: Mingle at the reception with tasty appetizers and your complimentary sparkling wine cocktail, be inspired by stories of families who have been helped by Reach, enjoy the gourmet buffet dinner sponsored by Century Group, have fun with your friends at the black and white photobooth, find exciting prizes at the silent and live auctions, shooting stars and mystery boxes , get a chance to win a bundle with the 50/50 draw or an an Amethyst ring valued at $1100 with our raffle. Tickets $125 on sale the end of January!

 

THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO LIGHT THE WAY TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
3000_reasons_to_give_graphic_web.jpgWe would like to thank everyone who donated to Reach in 2014. Your donation will help build the new, community-based Reach Child and Youth Development Centre in the heart of Ladner. The new centre will be centrally located and on a bus route, have space for new and expanded programs, help address the unmet needs of children and youth with learning disabilities and provide opportunities for prevocational training including teaching kitchen for youth. With the generous support of our community we have raised $2 million towards this $4 million plus project. Your gift will put help within reach of more children and families. Reach Child and Youth Development Society has helped children with special needs reach their potential for over 50 years: children with Autism, Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and other children with delays in their development.  We want to ensure that all children and youth with special needs grow and develop to become contributing community members. Your donation will help make that happen. Thank you, and have a happy, healthy 2015! DONATE HERE in 2015 online or download a donation form here to mail in to Reach at #3 3800 72nd Street, Delta BC   

ROCKIN' FOR REACH 2014 RAISES $10,000 FOR REACH BUILDING PROJECT 

  websml.jpg

Reach Child and Youth Development Society would like to thank everyone for helping to raise $10,000 at the Rockin’ for Reach benefit concert on November 8th, 2014 in Tsawwassen. Funds were raised through ticket sales, a silent auction and other fundraising activities, including a 50/50 in which the winner donated a sizeable amount back to Reach, and where the winning funds were matched by The Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen, who are partners with Reach in the building It was an amazing night of music, dancing fun and giving! Funds will go to the “Building for Children Together” project to build a new, community-based child development centre in Ladner for children and youth with special needs.

Thank you MUSICIANS Incognito  and  Jim Byrnes  and Michael Stewart ; MC: John Montgomery;

SPONSORS: Presenting Sponsors:  Graph Tech Guitar and Regional Recycling; Silver sponsors: Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen   Autofleet.biz;  Bronze Sponsors: Thrifty Foods Tsawwassen, Westland Insurance, University Sprinklers, Boutique Blanche, Cliff Drive PAC

VOLUNTEERS: Alex Baydala, Carson Eastveld, Linda Edwards. Michael Gallagher, Daniel Lundquist, Taylor Nidoski, Taylor Armitage, Kim Palmatary, Vicki Paramanathan      , Bob Roche Photography , Dana Savage, Trish Steinwand           ,  Naomi Shucard , Louise Watts , Members of Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen, Members of TOOBSAUCTION DONORS: Individuals: Tom & Monica Armitage ,Valerie and David Bartlett,  Donna Burke, Len &  Janet Cowan, Craig & Sue Hughes; Gordy & Michelle Jones; Paul & Linda McCabe;; Lisa & Craig Merrit; John & Blythe  Montgomery; Cathy & Trevor Nidoski; & Judith and Keith Walsh, Karen Horn, Tom Siba, Norman Stark, Jeff Scott   

Businesses:  Charity Grow, Corporation of Delta, Find’s Children’s Thrift Store, John’s Thistle Auto, Linda Jones Artist , Long & McQuade Musical Instrument, NAI Holdings, Nintendo of Canada Ltd., Rotary Club of Ladner, Seko Construction & Permasteel , South Coast Tropical Plants , Tiger Tea , Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall, Thrifty Foods. Thank you Petras café and Videoland Tsawwassen for being our ticket sales venue!

For pictures of the event visit our Facebook gallery (do not need to be a member of Facebook to view) > Rockin for Reach Photo gallery

SOUTHLANDS ANNUAL BIKE-IN SEPTEMBER 7th RAISES $4,000 FOR REACH!

bike_in_event-poster_header.jpgThanks to Century Group, local businesses and guests, the Southlands 2nd Annual Bike-In on Sunday, September 7th in Tsawwassen raised $4,000 for reach Child and Youth Development Society. . Approximately 700 people attended the event on bikes, on foot and other transportation, surpassing last years total. It was a sunny day full of fun for all. Reach would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for donating sales for the day and for donating their time to support this event: Beach Grove Golf Club, Browns Social House, Century Group, Coast Tsawwassen Inn, Delta Bike, Delta Law Office, Earthwise Society, Farm Fresh Events, Hearthstone Meats, Ian Paton, Mario’s Restaurant, Owl BirdSantuary, Pete Guichon, Felix Farms, Project Pickle, Red Racer Beer Central City Brewing , Save On Foods, South Delta Artists Guild,  Foods Tsawwassen, Thrifty’s Foods Tsawwassen, Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club, Urban Bee Supply. Volunteers: Phyllis With, Christine Sutherland, Louise Watts, Linda Ottho, Alissa Horn, Cody Moraze, Cathy Knight and all of the staff at Century group!

 

HELP BUILD A CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE IN THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

coloured_rendering_cropped_small_file.jpgThe Building for Children Together campaign is raising $4 million to build a community based child development centre in the heart of Ladner B.C.

This exciting project is a partnership between Reach, the Corporation of Delta and the Ladner Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club. Delta has provided the land for the project valued at in excess of $1 million dollars. The rest of this project will depend on you, the community, to help raise the funds. Read about the project on our Building for Children Together campaign website and please consider donating. Together we can make it happen!


^ back to the top 

 

MYLES OF COURAGE
_________________________________________________________________

   

Myles McKie, a young man with autism shares his story of what it's like growing up with a disability. Through the support of his family, school and service agencies like Reach Child and Youth Development Society, Myles is now changing the lives of others through his advocacy. 


Visit our Make a Donation page to find out how you can help make a difference to the lives of children with special needs.

 

_______________________________________________________



 

^ back to the top 


 

mission.jpg

 

 

Provide early and timely intervention for children with special needs in a family-centered manner.

Provide choices and ongoing support to children and families.

Facilitate and support the full integration of all children into our community and exist as a quality community resource for the optimal development of children from infancy onwards.

#3-3800 72nd Street ph. 604-946-6622
Delta, BC, V4K 3N2 fx. 604-946-6223
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   admin
Reach Child and Youth Development Society