About CBI Consultants


Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people throughout the world. We believe that all citizens have the right to be included in their neighbourhood schools and communities, have rich social lives, live in homes of their choosing and have access to fulfilling work for real pay. To achieve our vision and deliver the highest quality support, we are committed to:

  • Evidence based practices
  • Excellence in all aspects of our operations
  • Innovation and constant evaluation and improvement

Who We Are

CBI Consultants was established in 1990, in British Columbia, Canada. Our roots are in positive behavioural support (PBS). Since 1990, we have supported more than 5,000 persons with complex developmental, mental health, and behavioural needs. We are a group of professionals with diverse backgrounds including early childhood education, education, psychology and rehabilitation. We are committed to current, evidence based practices in inclusion, person centered planning, family-centered practice, collaborative teaming and positive behaviour support.

Our Approach

Our consulting, training and publications are derived from the Lifestyle Development Process (Malette et al., 1992). The Lifestyle Development Process (LDP) merges the following inclusive principles and practices:

  • Person centered planning
  • Activity and lifestyle changes
  • Collaborative teaming practices
  • Games theory and win-win negotiation strategies
  • Support across the lifespan in multiple life domains
  • Recreation leisure
  • Social inclusion
  • Personal management
  • Community access
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Positive support strategies
  • Systematic instruction
  • Positive Behavioural Support
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication Strategies
  • Social inclusion and peer mediated learning