Mid-Island Ability Society

Mid Island Abilities & Independent Living Society


Our programs are run by and for people with disabilities and seniors. If you are interested in participating or volunteering, please give us a call!


Nanaimo Seniors Visiting Program

For more than 35 years, the Nanaimo Seniors Visiting Ministry, then Nanaimo Telephone Visiting Society and most recently, the Nanaimo Seniors Visiting Society has been providing contact and assistance for seniors who live independently and feel isolated.

Since merging with Midi Island Ability Society, we are now part of a greater calling - helping seniors and people with disabilities to lead more engaging and independent lifestyles.

Give us a call and find out more, or go to www.midislandability.org for more information.



Mid Island Kids On The Block

Thanks to our friends at Rotary Club of Nanaimo Daybreak, we will be presenting an exciting puppet program at local events and in our schools which will help raise awareness of the issues faced by kids with disabilities in schools.

We are currently looking for a volunteer coordinator and puppeteers. If you are passionate about kids and/or about disability awareness, you can make a difference in people's lives. Click here to see our puppets and to learn more about this exciting program!

If you would like more information, give us a call and we'd love to talk about it with you.



Mid Island Disability Program

Information and Networking

Many people have a difficult time finding out what is available and what is out there. We are dedicated to helping our clients identify their needs and helping them find the resources to fill those needs.

If we don�t have it, we know who does, or we will help you find it.



Advocacy and Self-Empowerment Skills

We encourage personal growth and the development of self-advocacy skills.

One-to-one support in applying for disability benefits as well as assistance to gain the skills needed to appeal decisions, if required; communicating, negotiating, problem solving and personal management are all important aspects of daily life.

Self-advocacy as a core theme assists individuals to advocate on their own behalf, supports their choices, respects their decisions, and affords individuals opportunities to take risks.



Peer Support

Peer support is an exciting opportunity to get involved in workshops, programs, social events, and volunteer positions while making friends with similar interests in the community.

This is an excellent way to build valuable skills, knowledge, and experience with the opportunity to give and receive encouragement and moral support among peers.

Your experience can help others who are facing the same challenges you have, or maybe you can benefit from the experience of others, either way, peer support is all about peers helping peers in a safe, non-judgemental environment.



 Hanks Program

A social group that is a peer support based program for those who have faced, endured and overcome adversity that can offer useful support, encouragement, hope and perhaps mentor-ship relationships for people living with mental illness.

Our program is a positive Mental Health Support Group that will play an important role in improving Society's understanding of Mental Health and Mental Illness.









































Abilities Above All