About Us

W. J. Stelmaschuk and Associates Ltd. — also known as WJS Canada or simply WJS — was incorporated in 1983 to respond to changes in the delivery of social and human services.  WJS contracts with governments across Canada to provide community-based services to children and families, persons with developmental disabilities, and young offenders.

WJS is the only private national social service agency in Canada. Our corporate office is located in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, with key administrative sites in Alberta and Ontario. Our more than 450 dedicated staff serve approximately 1300 persons across Canada every day, offering unique service options that promote individual health and community wellness. A wide variety of consultants and private operators are integral to the quality and continuity of our operations and services. Examples of this group include host family and respite care providers, consultants and clinical support staff.

All WJS services comply with internationally recognized service standards. Depending on where they are located, individual programs comply with licensing requirements, accreditation standards, and other regulations.

At WJS, we greet challenges as opportunities to meet the needs of our clients and consumers. We bring together groups of professionals to design individualized programs based on current best practices that meet the needs of the people we serve. We are recognized for our ability to meet any level of need with facility and compassion, and to do it “on time, on target and on budget.”