Who we are
WDDS (Woodstock and District Developmental Services) is a non-profit charitable organization that has been providing opportunities and supports for people living with developmental disabilities in Oxford County since 1959. The organization began over 60 years ago when a group of caring and dedicated people had a vision that people with developmental disabilities should be welcomed and included in their community. These founding members began an organizational culture that recognized the importance of volunteerism and community partnerships that have continued to grow and develop over the years in response to the needs and wishes of people with a developmental disability.
We provide opportunities and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities to live full lives within the community.
Value statements are a list of principles and ethics that WDDS adheres to. They include the following four values:
• Respect and Dignity – Honour the individuality of each person
• Community Integration – Champion and support opportunities for individuals to actively participate and contribute to the community
• Quality – Staff and volunteers strive for excellence as ambassadors and valued members of WDDS
• Personal Growth – Support all people in developing to their full potential