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Life Sharing Network

by admin | March 4, 2011 3:17 pm

Life Sharing means living with and sharing all of life’s experiences together and forming a supportive and caring relationship.

It’s a three-way relationship between you, the person with disabilities/their family and BACI. Each of the members has a role to play in the relationship, and each member comes to the relationship with a set of hopes, dreams, and expectations.

While every life sharing relationship is unique, there are some hopes and expectations that are common, such as the hope of a good life lived with purpose and the expectation to be treated and supported with respect.

If you are considering a Shared Commitment, here are some points to consider.[1]


We began to live together… I did the cooking, so we didn’t eat very well! We did everything together. We cooked, we worked in the garden together, we fought together, we prayed together, we forgave each other. And so, a whole sort of journey began. I began by thinking that I could do good for them, but then as the days and then the months moved on I began to discover, little by little, what they were doing for me – transforming me, changing me. I thought I was going to teach them something, and suddenly I was discovering that they were teaching me quite a bit. – Jean Vanier

If you are interested in becoming a Life Sharing Contractor, please fill out this application form[3] and email it to lifesharing@gobaci.com[4]

Required Resources for Life Sharing Contractors

1. BACI Contractor Code of Conduct

2. BACI Life Sharing Contractors’ Guide[11]

3. Standards for Home Sharing – Community Living BC (CLBC)[12]

4. Reporting Procedures and Forms

5. BACI Life Sharing Network Monitoring Tool

Strengthening Resources:

BACI’s Personal Planning Tools and Processes

Natural Safeguards

Links to Other Useful Sites:

Provincial Ministries and Funding Agency for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Relevant Associations and Networks

Transit: Translink – Access Transit Programs

Health Services

Training Opportunities for Contractors – 2017 Training Schedule for Contractors coming soon!

Employment and Training Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

Find out more information about social and recreational opportunities[50].

  1. points to consider.:
  2. [Image]: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Housing5.jpg
  3. application form: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Life_Sharing_Network_Application_Fillable-FORM-copy.pdf
  4. lifesharing@gobaci.com: mailto:lifesharing@gobaci.com
  5. Code of Ethics: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/LSN-Contract-Code-of-Ethic-2016-1.pdf
  6. Confidentiality Agreement: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Contractor-Confidentiality-2016.pdf
  7. Conflict Resolution: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/LSN-Contract-Conflict-Resolution-2016-2.pdf
  8. Abuse and Neglect: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Abuse-and-Neglect-of-Adults-–-Procedure-and-Expectations.pdf
  9. Managing Individuals’ Finances: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/People-Served-Personal-Funds-2016.pdf
  10. Privacy Protection: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Privacy-Protection-Contractors-2016.pdf
  11. BACI Life Sharing Contractors’ Guide: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Customizable-LSN-Contractors-Handbook-April-2017.compressed.pdf
  12. Standards for Home Sharing – Community Living BC (CLBC): http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/policies-publications/policies/standards-for-home-sharing-march-2008/
  13. Critical Incident Reporting – Definitions of Reportable Incidents: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/resources/LSN%20Definition%20of%20Reportable%20Incidents.pdf
  14. Critical Incident Reporting – Procedure: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/resources/LSN%20Critical%20Incident%20Reporting%20Procedure.pdf
  15. Critical Incident Report – Form: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/CRITICAL-INCIDENT-REPORT-March-2016-Final-1.pdf
  16. Fact Sheets: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Fact-Sheet-New-Form-Sept-2012.pdf
  17. Plans/Protocols: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/resources/LSNSupportPlan.pdf
  18. Semi-Annual Report – Form: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/LSN-Annual-Revised-Sept-2016.pdf
  19. Making a Shared Commitment: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Making-a-shared-commitment-Final-version-1.pdf
  20. Guidelines for Personal Planning: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/resources/BACI%20Guidelines%20for%20Personal%20Planning%20-%20plain%20language.pdf
  21. Quality Assurance Indicators: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/resources/Quality%20Assurance_Indicators_slide2.pdf
  22. Circle of Natural Safeguards (BACI): http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Circle-of-Natural-Safeguards-Final-1.pdf
  23. Support Networks — A Guide for Self Advocates: http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/resources/Support-Networks-A-Guide-for-Self-Advocates%20(1).pdf
  24. The Power of Knowing Each Other (CLBC): http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/resources/CLBC%20Family%20Stories%20Book%20vf_for%20web%20(2).pdf
  25. Community Living BC (CLBC): http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/
  26. Ministry of Children and Family Development: http://www.gov.bc.ca/mcf/
  27. Ministry of Social Development and Multiculturalism: http://www.gov.bc.ca/hsd/
  28. Autism Community Training (ACT): http://www.actcommunity.ca/
  29. Autism Society of BC: http://www.autismbc.ca/
  30. BC Association for Community Living (BCACL): http://www.bcacl.org/
  31. BC Cerebral Palsy Association: http://www.bccerebralpalsy.com/
  32. BC Coalition of People with Disabilities: http://www.bccpd.bc.ca/default.htm
  33. Canadian Abilities Foundation : http://www.abilities.ca/
  34. Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL): http://www.cacl.ca/
  35. Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB): http://www.cnib.ca/en/
  36. Down Syndrome Research Foundation: http://www.dsrf.org/
  37. Family Village: http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/
  38. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FAS) – Here to Help: http://heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/factsheets/fasd
  39. Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society: http://www.lmdss.com/
  40. Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN): http://www.plan.ca/
  41. Self Advocate Network: http://selfadvocates.sharevision.ca/default.aspx
  42. Untape: http://untape.com/
  43. Access Therapists: http://accesstherapists.com/
  44. Health Services for Community Living: http://www.vch.ca/your_health/health_topics/health_services_for_community_living/?section_type=template
  45. HealthLink BC: http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/
  46. Ministry of Health: http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/navigation/1-800.html
  47. Vinge Community Living Services: http://www.vinge.bc.ca/
  48. BEST (BACI Employment and Supported Training Services): http://gobaci.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/BEST-brochure-Clients.pdf
  49. CBI Consultants: http://www.cbiconsultants.com/
  50. social and recreational opportunities: http://gobaci.com/what-we-offer/family-services/recreational-resources/

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