Our Services

ADULT SERVICES
BACI’s Adult Services offer supports and opportunities for people to participate more fully in our communities.
Our services have range and flexibility. We help individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and needs try to reach their goals. Our services are person-centred and customized as much as possible.

One of BACI’s key goals as an organization is to promote the social and economic inclusion of people with disabilities.

That means helping the people we support find ways to participate fully in their community — making friends, going places, and doing things that they like.

In our Community Inclusion Programs (Day Services), individuals or groups are supported to go out into the community. They are are based out of our Still Creek Centre, meeting places in the community, staff-supported homes and/ or people’s own homes. We offer many options and activities based on people’s interests and gifts.

For more information, please contact Kama Guezalova or Michelle Owen or call 604-299-7851.

BACI’s Employment Services & Training (BEST)

BEST is a service developed by BACI to empower individuals to find jobs and make meaningful contributions to the communities in which they live. We assist individuals of varying abilities to find and maintain employment that matches their skills and interests.

We collaborate with employers to help them diversify to the greatest extent possible, to ensure that both employer and employee are satisfied. Our effective personalized service focuses on meeting employers’ business needs through positive and innovative employment solutions.

We Offer FREE Employment Service and Training

  • Pre-Recruitment: We are committed to learning about your business and the skills and abilities needed to fill the open positions.
  • Quality Job Matching: We provide pre-screened individuals who have the skills to meet your business needs.
  • On-site Coaching: We offer 1:1 support to the new employee – at no cost to you. We will assist the development of the employee/employer relationship to maintain successful employment.

Read about Laura and Ramon’s BEST success stories here.

For more information on BEST, please go to www.bestemployment.ca, email BEST, or call 604-299-5100.

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 the Life Sharing provider, 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.

For more information see the Life Sharing website.

BACI operates 17 staffed homes, which provide support to two to five individuals per home.

Individuals receive support in our residential homes, where one finds comfort, refuge and renewal. It is a place of belonging. It is also an extension of the one who lives there, a place where one’s personal tastes and preferences are visible.

Creating homes for adults with disabilities can sometimes be challenging because of the diverse interests, influences and demands that bear upon such efforts. Nevertheless, within our capacity to do so, we are committed to providing the means for making a genuine “home” to those who receive our residential services.

For more information, please contact Lyn King or Dean Renning at 604-299-7851.

BACI’s Family Support Services provides opportunities for families who have a family member with a disability to:

  • Join other families in social and recreational activities
  • Attend information and support workshops so they may better support their loved one with a disability
  • Attend meetings where they can share the joys and challenges of sharing their lives with a family member with a disability

For more information visit their website at http://family.gobaci.com or contact Rachel Goddyn at 778-386-4046.

Options are available for fully subsidized, accessible and integrated housing at Filby Court, Stride Place, Orchard Heights, Rosser and Madison.

For information on BACI’s other subsidized housing, please contact:

Property Manager
7575 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V3N 3C3
p: 604-515-7510

We are exploring individualized housing options such as co-housing and home ownership for the people we support.

To learn more contact Richard Faucher, Co-Executive Director, or call 604-299-7851.

Burnaby Association of Self Advocates (BASA)

  • Meets monthly at Still Creek to talk about issues, share information, or offer peer support.
  • For more information, contact Gerry Juzenas or call 604-299-7851.
CHILDREN & SERVICES

Child Care

BACI has been providing accessible child care for over 20 years. For children aged 5 years and younger, we have 2 centres which offer full-time child care — Fair Haven and Variety Cariboo.

Child Care Centre Fees:
BACI is excited to confirm that our Fairhaven and Variety Cariboo Child Care Centres have been approved to receive the Child Care Fee Reduction from BC’s Ministry of Child and Family Development.

Full-time rates for Fairhaven and Variety Child Care Centres are now $915 per month for Under 3’s. The 4 day rates are $845; the 3 day rates are $640; the 2 day rates are $435.

Full-time rates for Fairhaven and Variety are $730 per month for Over 3’s. The 4 day rates are $660; the 3 day rates are $500; the 2 day rates are $345.

For more in-depth information, check out our Handbook for Families of Children.

Also see our Child Care brochure.

Please see here for our Child Care Application

Out of School Child Care

For school-aged children in Burnaby, we offer two “Out of School” care centres — Brentwood Park Plus and South Slope.

Out-of-School Care Centre Fees:
Full-time fees are $475 per month (with Pro-D Days).
Please note that this increase covers an additional week of Spring Break.
The 4 day rate is $425; the 3 day rate is $320; the 2 day rate is $225. The full-time Summer rate at the Out of School Care Centres is $705 per month.
The 4 day rate is $625; the 3 day rate is $480; the 2 day rate is $315.
Please see here for our Child Care Application
BACI’s Respite Program provides a break to families in caring for their child with special needs.

The program is open to those under 18 years of age, and families can receive up to 28 days of respite per fiscal year. Families may use respite for half-days, full-days or 24-hour periods. Respite can be spread throughout the fiscal year, or condensed over a shorter period, (i.e. used over summer vacation).To access respite through BACI, families must be eligible for CYSN (Children/Youth with Special needs). CYSN assigns vacancies based on a family assessment and current need. Families interested in respite need to speak to their social worker for service inquiry. Families without a social worker need to contact the Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) to request an intake worker for their child.The BACI Respite Program allows for flexibility and choice. Options include:

  • Out-of-home respite
  • In-home respite
  • In-community respite

Families are set up with Respite Contractors screened through BACI.  If families would like a specific person to be their child’s respite provider (i.e. a family friend or a member of an educational-based team), they can request that person be screened through BACI.

For more information on BACI’s program, please contact Jen Ghioda or call 604-292-1290.
Also see our Respite Handbook.

Infant Services

If you are worried about your child’s development, the Infant Development Program (IDP) can help.IDP serves children from birth to three years old who live in Burnaby and are at risk for, or who already have, a delay in development. All our programs are “family centered.” This means that you, the parents, decide on what kind of support you need.For more information please visit https://idp.gobaci.com
YOUTH SERVICES

Teen Program – Quick Facts:

  • The program operates during the school year.
  • Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from the program’s starting point.

For more information, please contact Heather Johnstone at 604.366.9434.

Summer Teen Program:

The Summer Teen Program offers cool, full-day adventures for youth with disabilities.

For information on this year’s summer program and to register, click here.

The program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), and is offered to teens aged 13 to 18 who live in Burnaby and New Westminster. Please note: all participants for this program must qualify through MCFD.

  • This program operates 5 days per week during the summer months.
  • It relies on public transit for the majority of activities. (Teens must have GoCards or bus passes.)
  • Teens requiring 1:1 support must provide their own worker. (There is typically a ratio of 1 staff to 4 youth.)
  • Registration is for full weeks only.
  • Program fees are $60 per week
  • Spaces are limited to 15 teens per day.
  • Attendance is limited to 2-4 weeks per child, depending on program enrollment.
  • Applications are not final until confirmation is received from BACI.

Each week of activities focuses on a special theme. Themes may include: Arts, Sports, History and Culture, Food Week, Action Week, Nature Week, Entertainment and Science week. Specific Activities could include: photography, tie-dyeing, bowling, go-karts, indoor rock climbing, canoeing, or visits to the BC Sports Hall of Fame, Police Museum, Splashdown Park, Playland ,etc.

At the end of the summer, we have a wrap-up event for friends and family to attend.

If you have any further questions, please contact Heather Johnstone or call 604.366.9434.
Also see our Youth Services brochure.