Working Together

Do you have a passion for helping people?

Join us in supporting people to build more connections in their community and create more belonging and meaning in their lives.


BACI supports over 1,000 children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities and their families by providing various recreational, training and development opportunities. In addition to our four child care centers, we operate fifteen supported living homes and five multi-unit housing complexes in Burnaby – enabling almost 200 adults with disabilities to live more independent and fulfilling lives.

If you have training, experience and a passion for working with people with disabilities, the following positions may be of interest to you:

Residential Adult Service Worker

If you are interested in supporting a person, or group of people, in their home environment, residential supports offer a variety of day, afternoon and overnight shifts.

Community Support Worker for Adults

If you enjoy helping people find opportunities to connect with others in their community — to build friendships, lead a richer, more active life, or find employment — our social and economic inclusion programs offer a wide range of day shifts.

Early Childhood Educators & Out-of-School Care Workers for Children

If you have a passion for working with children, our child care and out-of-school care programs offer a variety of day shifts.

Build A Partnership

Are you a community leader?

BACI is looking for corporate partners — business leaders who believe that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or shared values are important.

To achieve our goals, we want to partner with corporations who share our ideals. We want to align our businesses for the benefit of everyone involved.

For more information, please contact Tanya Sather or call 604-299-7851.

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities?

Are you interested in a rewarding experience — developing new ideas, skills and friendships?

Volunteers are an integral part of BACI, as they work in partnership with others to achieve greater inclusion in our communities.

For more information, please see our Volunteer Handbook, or contact Lisa Thomson at 604.292.1298.

Our Committees

Committees play a key role in the development of BACI programs and services. Some, such as the Advocacy Committee and BASA, have spearheaded critical initiatives and created change — both locally and provincially — on issues related to community living and the rights of individuals with disabilities.

Community participation is welcomed on the:

  • Accreditation Committee
  • Advocacy Committee
  • Board Governance Review Committee
  • Burnaby Association of Self Advocates (BASA)
  • Committee on Seniors’ Issues
  • Events & Hospitality Committee

Internal Committees (for staff only):

  • Audit Committee
  • Employee Wellness Committee
  • Labour Management Committee
  • Occupational Health & Safety Committee

Social Research & Development

Finding new and better ways of doing things has been part of the fabric of the organization since BACI was founded by families over 60 years ago. 

Since then, BACI has been pushing boundaries, asking lots of questions, and knowing that there is always room to do things differently.  BACI’s commitment to learning and growth has evolved over the years — from shifting towards community-based supports, exploring social enterprise, to the Fifth Space. Social Research and Development has always had a place at BACI. With many different initiatives already up and running, our current focus is on Grounded Space — a collective of organizations focused on finding new ways to ask critical questions, do research, generate alternatives, make & test new ideas, and to continuously iterate.

Check out our array of Social R&D initiatives below.


Grounded Space

A new cross-agency initiative that focuses on research, new ideas and innovation. We believe we can always do better, whether it’s collaborating with families or connecting with community. Together, we can find and test solutions that will bring about the changes we most want to see. Contact

Stitched Services

Providing well-coordinated adaptable supports that help people to reach bigger goals. It’s a combination of: BEST employment services, Community Connectors, Outreach Sevices and Kudoz. It’s a support that has collaboration and flexibility at it’s core. We expect the mix of supports to change over time as people learn and grow. Contact

An experience platform connecting people with and without disabilities to splendid things to do, together. Kudoz widens your world by going to new places, meet fascinating people across the city, pick up new skills and hobbies, and grow your network! Contact

A sexual health initiative aimed at people with cognitive disabilities and their supporters. Our goal is to help people feel more comfortable with having honest conversations about dating, love, relationships, and sex. We have a website with a catalogue of educational videos, and we host casual workshops where people can have conversations about these topics over pizza. Check out the website here, or contact

A group of people dedicated to building more connected neighbourhoods where people are known and have relationships with others. Contact

A community of people with diverse-abilities who get together on a monthly basis to meet potential partners, explore relationship topics and have fun! Contact

Community Gardens

Our gardens help create inclusive and welcoming food-growing communities. For more information, contact or call 604.299.7851

The Meaning Project

Supporting staff and people we serve to find more meaning in their everyday lives. How can we use music, art, stories, dance, gardening, cooking — or any other creative activity — to surface people’s passions and interests and then integrate them into their daily lives? Contact

Become A Member

We are always excited to welcome new members to the Association! Join here

You can learn more about what’s happening at BACI — news about all the things we do to help people and families be more included in our community and to have a good life.

Become A Friend of BACI

Ask us about higher level membership opportunities for individuals and corporations. Find out how you can be recognized as a Friend of BACI by emailing or calling 604.299.7851.
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