by admin | March 4, 2011 2:27 pm
We currently serve over 1,000 individuals and their families in Metro Vancouver by providing various training, development, social, recreational, and employment opportunities. With our 4 child care centres and Infant Development Program (IDP), we support over 400 children of all abilities and their families.
BACI continues to seek out opportunities to increase social awareness, and with integrity and conviction, effect change in the way individuals of all abilities are included in our society.
We believe: (See plain language in green)
BACI also supports the Statement of Values and Principles of InclusionBC, and in particular:
The Association must be accessible to all persons who use and interact, or who may potentially use and interact, with our services. Systems and resources are useless if people cannot find, access, or understand them.
We make sure that people can find and use our services.
Our Commitment: We are committed to ensuring that our services are accessible to all who may require them, or who may need to interact with us. We conduct yearly assessments of all sites used by the Association.
Access includes, but is not limited to, the following:
We welcome feedback from all stakeholders with respect to our ability to be visible and accessible to the communities with whom we interact, and within which we operate. We will endeavour to provide whatever is necessary to assist someone to meaningfully access our services.
Disability Confidence means that all parts of our organization are accessible to, and inclusive of, people with disabilities. We actively work to remove barriers so that people of all abilities can contribute as employees, partners, or as participants in our programs or services. In other words:
At BACI, we make sure that all people can participate — and are included — in everything we do.
All of BACI’s policies (rules) — like the ones for hiring people, what technology we use, or how to be healthy and safe at work — are written so that everyone’s needs and rights are included.
People of all abilities can go where they want and feel like they belong. For example, people are welcome to visit any of our programs or buildings, or take part in any of our events or working groups.
We hire people with disabilities and support them to work in jobs that they like.
We understand that everyone is an important part of the BACI family — and the community.
The Association provides most of its services through public funds, and to individuals who are amongst the most vulnerable in society. It is essential that we are accountable to the public, to the Ministry with whom our services are contracted, and to the individuals and families that expect us to be able to provide safe, meaningful, and quality services.
Since BACI gets money from the government (from tax-payers), we need to be open about what we do and how we use the money. We show that we use money to help people be safe, do what they want, and have good lives.
Our Commitment: To this end, our Association is committed to being transparent in its practices and operations, and to being accountable to all stakeholders for all aspects of its activities (individuals, families and personal support systems, the Ministry, the public and local communities, Association members, external professionals, financial donors, and so on). The only limit to this transparency shall be with respect to our duty to protect the personal information and privacy of individuals and their families.
We want to know what you think. We want you to be a part of what we what do.
Source URL: http://gobaci.com/about/vision-mission/
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