QVSS Mission Statement
Our mission is to enhance the lives of adults with developmental challenges by providing a safe place, meaningful programs and positive relationships, which promote social inclusion in society.
Our Vision is to provide a positive and supportive work and training environment to enable all individuals to become active and independent as integrated members of society, to promote confidence and self-assurance while building work ethics and positive relationships in a dignified and respectful atmosphere to learn.
More Than Fifty Years of Advocacy and Service:
The organization can trace its roots back to the 1950’s when it began as a group of dedicated parents of children with physical and developmental challenges. They believed their sons and daughters should not be alienated, but rather, needed to be a part of their community. These parents are the foundation of the creation of our program! Formerly known as ARC Industries, it was established as a non-profit corporation in 1989. In 1993, this Belleville based organization gained charitable status within Ontario and changed its name to the present Quinte Vocational Support Services.