The Membership, Board of Directors, Staff, and Associates of the Society shall enhance, empower, and support both collectively and individually, every person with special needs to achieve his or her potential and to access and enjoy the same opportunities, rights, responsibilities, and quality of life as an equal member in our community.
To promote, organize, and support the education, training, development and welfare of special needs children and adults in a manner consistent with the Mission Statement, and bear in mind always, the strengths and needs of the individual as well as the principles of normalization and integration.
The society has a vision of full citizenship for persons served.
Southern Okanagan Association for Integrated Community Living is a CARF Accredited Society.
CARF is an international, not-for-profit organization that accredits human services providers. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities, the accrediting body is now know as CARF.