Thank you to all BeConnected personnel who made it to work safe and sound during the winter storm, and making these snow days fun for the individuals we support!

Just another example of the importance of the work that you do, thank you today and everyday.

BeConnected Spotlight

Helen celebrated her 71st birthday! Happy Birthday Helen!

Recent Events

Community Inclusion Month

BeConnected was pleased to join the Province of British Columbia, CLBC, Inclusion BC, partner organizations, self advocates, and other individuals/allies, in recognizing October as Community Inclusion Month.

The 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.

This year the proclamation recognizes the importance of inclusive housing, employment, health and well-being and self-determined Indigenous strategies.

Read the proclamation here.

To celebrate, BeConnected organized a pancake breakfast! Thank you to everyone who joined us!

Self Advocates for a Brighter Future also joined in the celebration by hosting a special October Themed SANGO which included information about Community Inclusion Month, Disability Employment Month, elections, and more!

Employee and Service Provider Appreciation Gala

Thank you to all BeConnected personnel for your hard work and commitment to the individuals and families we serve.

We're so glad we were able to get together and celebrate those who reached years-in-service milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years as well as all other personnel.

We would not be able to do the excellent essential work that we do, without you.

Halloween Party

We had a spooktacular time at our Halloween Party this year with great food, costumes, and music! Congratulations Morgan on winning best costume!

Annual Friends and Family Holiday Lunch

We had such a great time, welcoming over 150 individuals, families, friends, and personnel to our annual Friends and Family Holiday Lunch. We had music, dancing, a delicious lunch, and a special guest appearance - Santa!

SOCK Drive and Special Holiday Food Drive

This holiday season BeConnected held our annual SOCK drive! We collected warm socks and small comfort items for individuals experiencing homelessness. This year we were able to donate over 75 socks and toques to the Rock Bay Landing Homeless Shelter!

This year, we also held a Holiday Food Drive! The number of individuals and families who rely on food banks have increased but food banks have seen a decrease in donations. Victoria Food Banks are anticipating shortages this year. BeConnected was able to donate 8 boxes full of non perishable food items to the Mustard Seed Food Bank.

Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Duncan Office Holiday Mix and Mingle

We had a fantastic time with our Coordinators in the Cowichan Valley at our Holiday Mix and Mingle on December 7th!

Holiday Decorating Contest

We wanted to spread some holiday cheer in our neighborhood's this year! We brought out the lights and decorations for a Holiday House Decorating Contest! Check out our three finalists below!

Tamarack House

Forrester House

Hybury House

Upcoming Events

Annual Winter Festival Ice Skate

It's our last event of 2022! All individuals, personnel, and families are invited to attend our Annual Winter Festival Ice Skate at Pearkes Arena on December 22nd! Free skate rentals!

Don't skate? No problem! Join us anyway for refreshments and a seasonally decorated celebrations. Hope to see you there!


Memoir: My Magical Experiences as a Small Town Boy

Home Share Provider Colin Eckstrand has written a memoir which shares his magical experiences as a small-town boy, growing up in Powell River.

Colin writes of his insights into athletic events and experiences, and why they continue to occur throughout his life--to this very day. The magic happened in all aspects of his life and included highlights of a grace that has continually visited him and his family.


International Workers

After attending the Diversity Works! Employment and Immigration in the Capital Region Summit back in June, a seed was planted.

We are currently working with an organization which will assist us in bringing international workers to BeConnected!

We have met and interviewed many individuals to assess for skills, experience, and cultural fit, and invited 8 of them to come and work with us. 

We expect our new workers to arrive in Canada early in the new year! In the meantime BeConnected’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee will be planning ways to welcome our new team members.


We hope to introduce our new employees in our next newsletter!

Welcome New Personnel

BeConnected has welcomed 36 new employees and contractors since our last newsletter!

Welcome to the BeConnected Family!


Abhi S.

Abiodun S.

Adeola A.

Aderonke A.

Ahmad H.

Daphne T.

David N.

David O.

Edna A.

Erica V.

Haile H.

Henrietta M.

Jackie W.

Jamesbrown M.

Jennifer D.

Judith D.

Kehinde F.

Love B.

Mary M.

Merwin T.

Ophelia O.

Rijas K.

Sabina S.

Sage D.

Sindhu T.

Taryn S.

Tolulope K.

Victoria H.


Ashleigh T.

Brenda Z.

Dennis B.

Jamie S.

Rachael H.

Patrice R.

Shannon M.

Susan N.

Kristen Kay

Director, Programs and Service Quality

BeConnected Support Services

Head Office

240-4243 Glanford Ave | Victoria, BC | V8X 2J5

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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