BeConnected acknowledges with gratitude and respect the traditional and unceded territories of the Lkwungen (Songhees), Xwsepsum (Esquimalt), WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), Hul’qumi’numon (Cowichan), and K’ómoks (Comox) Nations on which we provide our services and supports. We recognize and honour the Indigenous Peoples as the original stewards and custodians of this land throughout generations.

BeCommunity Quarterly Newsletter

September 6, 2023



Christina and Andrea showing off their garden! Thank you to the city's program, Get Growing Victoria, for the seedlings!

Helen getting a look at the Alpaca's at the Beacon Hill Petting Zoo


Strategic Dreaming 2024-2026

BeConnected's Strategic Plan is updated annually and revised every three years. It is developed with input from persons served, families, personnel, and other stakeholders through our strategic dreaming exercise!

The Strategic Plan outlines how we will deliver on our vision and mission and identifies accomplishments from the previous plan. 2021-2023 was a very successful period of growth and development at BeConnected and we want to keep that momentum going into 2024!

If you would like to provide input into our Strategic Plan, please complete our short survey by September 17th.

Link to Survey

Winter Clothing Drive



SABF ended their season with a Summer BBQ at Gorge Park with a celebration of almost 100 people! SABF will be returning to in person meetings for the 2023-2024 season, starting September 12th!

BeConnected Summer BBQ's

We held our 3rd and 4th Community Inclusion BBQ of the summer. We had great food, great weather, and awesome music by DJ Dyegon!


One Day 2023

BeConnected is a proud sponsor and organizing agency of OneDay! This year's event is scheduled for this Saturday September 9th at Topaz Park. Join us for live music, activities, children's zone, low cost BBQ, and sport and recreation area! We hope to see you there!

Check out our Facebook page for more information

Calling all Challenger Players!!

Did you know, One Day hosts a special Challenger Baseball showcase?!

Please join us at 10am for a special game!

Not a player? We need fans too! Cheer on our players on the lower field.

Summer BBQ's

Join us on Wednesday September 20th at Esquimalt Gorge Park for our last Summer BBQ!

Community Inclusion Block Party

Our Cowichan Valley Coordinators have been hard at work helping to organize this great event in Duncan!

BeSocial Club Vancouver Trip

BeConnected's Social Club will be taking a trip to Vancouver on September 29th for the BC Lion's Orange Shirt Day game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

This year marks the return of their Indigenous marketplace for vendors to sell and showcase their products with entertainment that includes DJ Oshow, street party performances, and a special halftime show!

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On September 30th, British Columbia will be marking its first statutory holiday acknowledging the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

This is a day for all Canadians to commemorate the history and legacy of the residential school system. We honor the resilience, dignity, and strength of survivors and intergenerational survivors and remember the children who never came home.

Canadians are encouraged to wear orange and participate in local events or find meaningful ways to learn about our shared history.

The Songhees Nation will be hosting a South Island Powwow at Royal Athletic Park from 10am until midnight. Find out more information here.

Pancake Breakfast in Celebration of Community Inclusion Month!

Join us for a pancake breakfast on October 25th at our Douglas Street Launchpad for a delicious pancake breakfast!

Community Inclusion Month is an opportunity to recognize the hard work of individuals, families, and community members who create inclusive communities and opportunities for all British Columbians with developmental disabilities.

Family and Friends Holiday Lunch

Please save the date for our annual Friends and Family Holiday Lunch! More information will be announced in November - stay tuned!


Annual Employee and Service Provider Appreciation Gala

Save the date for our annual appreciation gala! All BeConnected employees and contractors are invited to attend. Stay tuned for more information!

Welcome New Personnel

We've had 14 new employees and contractors join the BeConnected team. Welcome!

Ajith P.

Dimitra B.

Ebi F.

Isha I.


Jacynthia E.

Jagjeet S.

Jaswinder S.

Nishi N.

Rosemary S.

Samantha M.

Simran K.



Kendra B.

Makenna S.

Zoe D.

Ready. Support. Go.

Kristen Kay

Director, Programs and Service Quality

BeConnected Support Services

Head Office

240-4243 Glanford Ave | Victoria, BC | V8Z 4B9

Ph: 250.727.3891 | Fx: 250.721.2571 |

Duncan Office

202-321 Festubert St | Duncan, BC | V9L 3T1

Ph: 250.748.3858 | Fx: 250.748.3859

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