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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 […]

Helping people reach their goals

Starting in the day program helped lay a foundation that has served Ilona Koschiecha well in her outreach counsellor position. When she began working for BACI seven years ago, she supported individuals by introducing them to recreational opportunities in the community and helping them navigate public transportation. Now that she’s working in outreach, her knowledge […]

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 […]

Message from the Executive Directors

2011 has been a year filled with challenge and accomplishment. We completed and implemented our new five-year Strategic Plan, achieved a three-year Accreditation rating with unparalleled success, championed the Quality of Life Project, overhauled our funding contracts, prepared for labour unrest and re-designed our Senior Management team. In the brief moment we have to sit […]

Message from the President

“One cannot consent to creep when one has an impulse to soar.” (Helen Keller) BACI, powered by its vision of “a society that includes all people,” continues to soar as a leader in the Community Living movement. BACI’s overarching goal for the next five years – “Inclusion Through Innovation” – encompasses not only its vision […]

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