June 17, 2020
Hot off the press! Our spring newsletter has arrived! The BeConnected community has been keeping themselves busy these past few months – check out what everyone has been up to!
May 29, 2020
Summer is almost here! Check out this months calendar for upcoming activities, workshops, and more!
Free Virtual Workshop: Breathing Wellness into Supportive Relationships
May 28, 2020
As part of the South Island Education Committee we are excited to offer our first ever virtual workshop! Presented by Dr. Don Castaldi, the workshop will be dedicated to employee wellness, self care and maintenance, and mindfulness tools.
While this workshop builds off the previous 101 session, you do not need to have attended to participate in the 102.
The workshop will be held on Friday, June 12 2020 from 9:30am-12:00pm and is FREE for all participants!
Registration is now open. Zoom information will be provided via the email used to register a few days before the event.
A Message from CLBC to Support Workers
May 11, 2020
View the video below for a special thank you from Community Living BC to everyone supporting people with disabilities during the pandemic.
Samsung Technology Initiative in partnership with Autism Speaks Canada
May 11, 2020
Canadians with a diagnosis of ASD who do not currently have a touch device can apply to receive one of the 1000 Samsung Tablets Autism Speaks Canada and Samsung Canada are providing. These devices will assist individuals and families with the disruptions faced in accessing critical resources, supports, and services during this time.
Apply http://autismspeaks.ca/SamsungTech. Deadline for application is May 15, 2020.
May 4, 2020
Check out the May Calendar!
Wishin’ and Hopin’
April 16, 2020
We received this amazing message and song via Messenger from BeConnected staff members Nate and Danielle – thank you for sharing Wishin’ and Hopin’!
“My wife Danielle Dowling and I are both support workers with BeConnected in Victoria, BC and our residents are understandably having a tough time coping with the recent disruptions to their routines. Specifically, they miss taking part in their day programs where they would regularly socialize with their workers/friends and enjoy activities such as swimming, playing music, and going to the library.
The inspiration for this song came as I was helping a resident to bed one evening. He said “I wish my program would open, I hope they do soon” and when I replied “So you’re wishin’ and hopin’ that your program would be open” He laughed at the rhyme and repeated it back in his own melody because he’s such a musically minded guy! The lyrics of this song are tailor made for him but I hope that all of you will enjoy it.
I assure you that my wife and I are better support workers than singers…Thanks for watching and keep wishin’ and hopin’”
Thank You to all BeConnected Personnel
April 9, 2020
A big thank you to all BeConnected personnel. Your continued care and support of individuals is so appreciated during this challenging time. We hope you are able to safely celebrate the upcoming holidays with your loved ones.
Planning for Being Safe and Staying In
April 8, 2020
Opening Doors, an organization based in the United Kingdom, developed this great plain language guide for planning during the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to thank Opening Doors for allowing us to modify their guide for use in British Columbia. Download the guide for information on what that Coronavirus is and how to keep yourself safe.
Greater Victoria Pandemic Community Resource
April 1, 2020
Quadra Village Community Centre created this great Pandemic Community Resource list for the greater Victoria are. You can find information about local food banks and other services and supports. Thanks QVCC!< Newer EntriesOlder Entries >