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BEST program successes

The past few months for the team at the BACI Employment and Supported Training (BEST) program have been extremely busy with staffing shortages spreading everyone a little thin, but their dedication in the face of heavy workloads and the persistence of the people they support has paid off with four people recently landing new positions. (more…) Print

A voyage of discovery for Terrina

Eight people join sailing event organized by BACI Wednesday August 22, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger Trying sailing was high on Terrina’s list of goals she crafted with the support of Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI) staff-members last year, and after the 45-minute lark on the open water, she loved it. (more…) Print

New federal panel a step in the right direction, says BACI senior manager

U.K. President’s Group making disability a strategic business and societal priority is worth emulating: Kevin Lusignan Thursday August 2, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger The new federal panel created to explore best practices and barriers around the employment of people who have a disability is a good step forward for Canadians, says Kevin Lusignan. He just […]

Imagine Conference

By Cornell St.Jean On April 19th the first ever “Imagine Conference” was held at the Roundhouse Community Centre in downtown Vancouver. “Reclaiming Our Passion” was the overall theme of the conference, and much of the focus was on personal and professional renewal. Through hands-on exercises and touching stories, individuals attending the conference were encouraged to […]

Inclusive classrooms

The leaves have fallen at Southslope out of school care (OOSC) and the youngsters have spent their time outside gathering leaves together to run, jump and play in. Supervisor Carly Neville says the children enjoy being silly and jumping in the leaf piles, and she’s particularly pleased that they’re welcoming of everyone to join in the […]

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