Special News & Events

 

PADS Service Dog in Training

BACI’s Youth Summer Program 2020

Youth will have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, social activities in a fun, supportive environment. Fewer participants, mask wearing, physical distancing and hand washing will be followed as directed by the Public Health Officer. This program is open to Burnaby and New Westminster youth 13 -18 years of age who are MCFD -CYSN  funded. Camp costs $75.00 per week, and all participants must have a Compass Card as the camp will be using transit daily. More information can be found on THE POSTER and THE REGISTRATION FORM. If you have questions contact Jen Ghioda at jen.ghioda@gobaci.com
WHEN: July 6 – August 28, Hours to be determined

Holdom Overpass Will Have Big Impact

At BACI’s General Meeting our Co-Executive Directors, Richard Faucher and Tanya Sather,  shared how BACI is planning to adapt to the changes the new Holdom overpass will bring. The draft plan calls for the overpass to be built directly beside our Still Creek Building. The impact would be significant. Still Creek would not have the transit access and pleasant grounds that we enjoy now. Our Directors and Board are hard at work investigating possibilities (including moving to new locations) and negotiating with the City of Burnaby who owns the land Still Creek sits on (BACI owns the building, and the land is leased for a nominal amount each year.) With a change this big, we want input from the individuals we serve as we move forward. Please contact Richard Faucher, richard.faucher@gobaci.com, if you would like to participate in our self advocate consultations, or if you have questions or concerns.

Watch an 8 MINUTE VIDEO created by the Port of Vancouver, explaining the project.

BACI’s Co-Executive Director is Interviewed by The Source

In a story titled “BACI strives to sustain beacons of inclusion beyond the pandemic” BACI’s co-executive director Richard Faucher highlights BACI’s  vision and achievements particularly in light of the pandemic.  Read the full story HERE.

Pandemic Learning – How is COVID-19 affecting you?

We know that the last few months have been unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. There have been low points and things to celebrate, and lots to learn from. To capture some of this learning, we are launching a Pandemic Learning process with our Community Living partner organizations. We’re capturing small stories of memorable moments, decisions, or things you’ve had to do differently. We would love to hear from people with developmental disabilities, family members, home share providers, front line staff, managers and directors.
You can reach out to one of our Story Collectors — esteban.gonzales@gobaci.com or 604-561-6440, or rebecca.fisher@gobaci.com or 778-888-5314 — or you can share your story directly using this online story form. If you’d like to find out more about this project, please go to our website.

 

 

Events of Interest to Burnaby Families 

 

BACI News and Events for July 25th, 2020