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Community Inclusion


Community Inclusion (CI) services are designed to support individuals to have rich lives within their community. Our programs are personalized to the goals of each individual. Supports may include assistance with accessing community resources or recreation, life skills, social skills, self-advocacy, and employment. BeConnected provides a variety of Community Inclusion options including group based and one-to-one supports. Community Inclusion supports may be provided by BeConnected employees or contractors. 

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The Launchpad

Our group based Community Inclusion program operates Monday to Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm in Victoria BC.

Our Launchpad location is both a starting place for individuals to meet before accessing community as well as a gathering place for individuals to learn new skills, such as cooking or computer literacy, and to participate in programs such as art therapy. The program focuses on building social connections, learning life skills, and accessing recreation. Individuals may also create and sell their wares at our own Launchpad marketplace. 

 

   

 

Individualized Support

Individuals receive support on a schedule that works for them. While CLBC will determine the number of hours an individual can receive, the days and times will be determined by the individual and their support worker.

Community Inclusion: Support to get out and participate in community in a meaningful way. This could include learning a new skill, joining a social event, finding employment, or participating in recreation. Supports can help you take part in community activities inside or outside of your home.

Learning: Support to develop skills, independence, and confidence to live the life you want. Services are goal-based and time limited based on the type of learning opportunities you are exploring. Supports may take place in a one-to-one or group setting. 

Supports are provided by contractors out of our Victoria Office to serve the South Island and our Duncan Office to serve the Central Island.

 

In House Community Inclusion

Individuals receiving supports in one of BeConnected’s Staffed Homes may be eligible to receive In House Community Inclusion. Supports are based out of the individuals home Monday to Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm. Supports are tailored to the individual with a goal of participating in community in a meaningful way.

 

Community Inclusion Activities

Community Inclusion participant activities may include: volunteering in a soup kitchen or at a community program, teaching sign language in a preschool, baking and delivering fresh baked goods to homeless shelters, serving refreshments and cookies at a seniors centre, flyer or paper delivery. Paid work and pre-paid work skill development. And educational opportunities offered include: sign language, computer training, self-advocacy and social skills, first aid, FoodSafe.

 

Eligibility

All referrals for Community Inclusion are provided by Community Living British Columbia (CLBC). Individuals must meet their eligibility requirements. To access supports, contact your local CLBC office and ask to speak with a facilitator.

 

Fees

All of BeConnected’s Community Inclusion programs are funded by CLBC. Individuals do not pay a fee to BeConnected to participate.

Depending on individual goals and preferences, participants in community inclusion programs may be required to cover expenses related to attending recreation centers, leisure activities, or classes. However, many individuals may qualify for free or reduced-cost admission, and our Coordinators are available to assist in accessing these options