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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

Pink Shirt Day

February 24, 2021

 

Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and online.  Recognized annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Nova Scotia in 2007 when two students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new grade 10 student was harassed and threatened for wearing the colour pink.

This Pink Shirt Day, we are focusing on working together and treating others with dignity and respect.  We are thinking about our actions and whether they serve to lift people up, or tear people down.  Over the past year, COVID-19 has shown us how important we are to each other, and how our actions may help, or they may hurt, other people.  Today is a good day to consider our role in making sure everyone in our community feels safe and loved.

This February 24th we are wearing pink at @BeConnected in support of #PinkShirtDay.  Join us!

#lifteachotherup #kindnessmatters #pinkshirtday2021

Fall Newsletter

December 14, 2020

Hot off the press! Our fall newsletter is now available! In addition to the usual update about the activities going on at BeConnected, this newsletter also contains an important COVID-19 update for all stakeholders.

SOCKS

December 14, 2020

Each December BeConnected’s SOCKS committee collects donations for Victoria’s homeless community. The SOCKs committee came up with the idea of giving items that people may be the least likely to buy, even though they are important for comfort, health and well-being: a good pair of warm wool socks! This year due to COVID-19, our donations will look a little different but will be no less important to those receiving them. Please drop off your donations to any program or office location by Thursday December 17th.

Upcoming December Events

December 2, 2020

We’ve had to do things a little differently this year but we are excited to announce some of our holiday activities! We hope you can join us virtually as we celebrate the festive season.

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