Who we are

A community where everybody belongs

Our Values

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WDDS Value Statements

Respect and Dignity:

As all people have the right to be valued and treated with respect and dignity, so each person has a duty to extend those rights to others.

Community Participation:

People will have opportunities to actively participate in and fully contribute to their community.

Staff and Volunteers:

The quality of our teams exemplifies the excellence of supports and services provided. Each staff and volunteer is an ambassador for WDDS and as such are valuable assets of the organization.

Independence and Personal Growth:

People will have lifelong opportunities and support to grow and develop to their maximum potential ensuring that they are able to exercise choice in and control over all decisions that affect their lives.


To be a leading organization that is recognized for strong leadership and that is responsive to the evolving needs of the people supported.


People will have opportunities to develop and maintain mutual relationships and friendships of their choice.


We strive to ensure that all people are treated equally and without prejudice.

Excellence and Innovation:

A strategic focus on excellence and innovation positions WDDS for future growth, service enhancements and program development, thereby ensuring the best possible supports.

Through advocacy and public education WDDS will continue to strive for inclusion as we seek to play our part in achieving our vision of