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Latest News

April Calendar

March 26, 2021

Spring is here! Check out our latest calendar!

 

Increase to BC Disability Assistance

March 16, 2021

The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction has announced a $175/month increase to Disability Assistance.

As of April 1 2021, a single person on on disability assistance will receive $1,358.42 and a couple on disability assistance will receive $1,947.56.

The $150 Temporary BC Recovery Supplement for COVID-19 will end in March.

Find out more information on the BC Government Website

Habitat for Humanity Courtenay Development

March 15, 2021

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North is currently accepting applications for a 12 unit townhome development in Courtenay. This development will have two accessible three-bedroom units.

Do you know a family who:

  • Has at least one child under the age of 18
  • Has a household income between $34,500 and $62,500?
  • Has at least one adult employed
  • Needs safe, decent, affordable housing
  • and who might be interested in partnering with Habitat? This includes contributing volunteer hours.

Families who are accepted to become Habitat homeowners purchase their home through a mortgage with no down payment and affordable mortgage payments based on their annual income.

 For more information, visit  habitatnorthisland.com/apply or email me at  Karen McKinnon at karenm@habitatnorthisland.com.

Winter Newsletter

March 11, 2021

Hot off the press! Check out what’s new in our 2021 Winter Newsletter!

Spring Food Drive

March 11, 2021

Local food banks receive a large amount of donations around the holiday season but by Spring the shelves are often bare. Therefore BeConnected has committed to running our Annual Food Drive in the Spring of each year to help those in need.

BeConnected’s office and program locations are now collecting donations of non-perishable food items. Please drop off any donations by March 31st. All donations will be given to the Mustard Seed Food Bank.

Challenger Baseball Season

March 5, 2021

The Challenger baseball season is approaching! BeConnected is a proud sponsor of the Hampton Little League Challenger Baseball Program. Registration is now open for the 2021 season. Challenger baseball games run on Saturday mornings from April-June (dependent on COVID-19 restrictions).
Register Online