Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion
Information on Connection, Inclusion and Innovation
MUSIC ON MONDAYS
Families with young children are invited to join us for an evening of music. A Registered Music Therapist will lead singing with action songs and activities. Due to Covid 19, Music on Mondays is meeting on-line using Zoom. Music on Mondays usually runs on the first Monday of the month from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm. The date may vary depending on statutory holidays. There is no cost for Music on Mondays. This is a free program to promote inclusion and a love of music.
To receive a Zoom link for the next Music on Monday or to learn more about the program, please email Susan Kwan at email@example.com
Chinese Parent Support Group
Please feel welcome to join this family networking group. Due to Covid 19 the groups is meeting on-line using Zoom. Meetings often feature speakers with expertise that would be to interest to the community. The groups meets every month except July, August and December- typically on the first Saturday of the month, although this may vary depending on statutary holidays and speaker availability, Facilitator John Tsang is very knowledgeable and welcoming. He is also the parent of a young man with autism. To join the group please e-mail John at firstname.lastname@example.org
The BACI Family Services Newsletter is an email newsletter that comes out every other week. It contains events and news that would be of interest to families supporting a loved one with a disability. To read the newsletter or to subscribe, click HERE.
SUPPORT & INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES
BACI Family Support consultants are available to meet with families. This program is free and does not need a referral. Our consultants have up-to-date information about programs and resources as well as advocacy tips. Topics families often seek more information about are:
Future Planning such as Wills, Enduring Power of Attorney, Representation Agreements
Financial Planning such as Registered Disability Savings Plans, Tax and tax deductions, Trusts
Government Programs such as Persons with Disability Benefits, Community Living BC, HandyDART
To book an appointment with a Family Services Consultant email Rachel Goddyn or call 778-386-4046
BACI’s Advocacy Committee works to make Burnaby and British Columbia more accessible and inclusive. The focus is on sharing information and working collaboratively with organizations such as TransLink and the City of Burnaby. This committee meets monthly from September to June. Currently, meetings are being held on Zoom. New members are always welcome.
For more information or to join the Committee, please contact Rachel Goddyn or at 778-386-4046.