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Latest News

Spring Newsletter

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!

June Calendar

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 Deadline for application is May 15, 2020.

May Calendar

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!

Check it out here. 

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