Family Support Services

SUPPORT & INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES

BACI Family Support consultants are available to meet with families. This program is free and does not need a referral. Our consultants have up-to-date information about programs and resources as well as advocacy tips. These are some areas we can help with:

FUTURE PLANNING
Wills
Enduring Power of Attorney
Representation Agreements

FINANCIAL PLANNING
Registered Disability Savings Plans
Tax and tax deductions
Trusts

GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
Persons with Disability Benefits and other BC Government Assistance Programs
Community Living BC
HandyDART (Accessible Transit)

To book an appointment with a Family Services Consultant email Rachel Goddyn or call 778-386-4046.

Looking for a list of key resources for parent support and education? Go here.


EVENTS

MUSIC ON MONDAYS
Families with young children are invited to join us for an evening of music.  A Registered Music Therapist will lead singing with action songs and activities. Due to Covid 19, Music on Mondays is meeting on-line using Zoom. Music on Mondays usually runs on the first Monday of the month from 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm. The date may vary depending on statutory holidays. There is no cost for Music on Mondays. This is a free program to promote inclusion and a love of music.

To receive a Zoom link for the next Music on Monday or to learn more about the program, please email Susan Kwan or call 604-720-0028.

CHINESE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Please feel welcome to join this family networking group. Due to Covid 19, the it is meeting on-line using Zoom. Meetings often feature speakers with expertise that would be of interest to the community. The group meets every month except July, August and December — typically on the first Saturday of the month, although this may vary depending on statutory holidays and speaker availability. Facilitator John Tsang very knowledgeable, experienced and welcoming. He is also the parent of a young man with autism.

To join the group, please email John Tsang.


ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

BACI’s Advocacy Committee works to make Burnaby and British Columbia more accessible and inclusive. The focus is on sharing information and working collaboratively with organizations such as TransLink and the City of Burnaby. This committee meets monthly from September to June. Currently, meetings are being held on Zoom. New members are always welcome.

For more information or to join the Committee, please contact Rachel Goddyn by email here or at 778-386-4046.

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