The Pearson Residents Redevelopment Group (PRRG) is active in the planned redevelopment of the 25-acre Dogwood-Pearson site, located in Vancouver’s Marpole neighbourhood along the Cambie Corridor.
George Pearson Centre (GPC) is home to approximately 120 residents who live with a range of physical disabilities. Some residents have lived at the Centre all of their adult life. Some are relatively new residents. Many expect to live out their life in the facility. Not all residents want to live at GPC. Many are compelled to live here because there are not enough disability supports like accessible affordable housing and home support to allow them to live in their own homes.
GPC is unique in the City of Vancouver as it is situated on 19 acres of rolling hills with pathways, specimen trees, shrubs, accessible community gardens and a productive farm. Pearson services are also unique in the province because they include specialized support for people living with ventilators as well as on-site occupational and physiotherapy, and an accessible therapeutic warm pool also used by the wider community.
This website is an opportunity to look into the lives, hopes and dreams of George Pearson Centre residents. Residents also have a chance to look out at the world by connecting with the visitors to this site through emails and blogs. Please tour our site and learn more about our diverse community.