CanAssist is dedicated to developing and delivering innovative technology, programs and services that improve the quality of life of those with special needs. Based at the University of Victoria, their goals are:
1. The development of unique, innovative and affordable assistive technology solutions.
2. Increasing awareness of disability issues through inclusion and education.
3. Increasing opportunities for meaningful training and employment for people with disabilities.
4. Develop a university-based national "centre of excellence."