Helping business community become ‘disability confident’

August 16, 2012 by

U.K.-based organization spreading knowledge across borders
Thursday August 16, 2012 — Kristian Partington

A leading expert in building the capacity of the business community to become disability confident says Canada is moving in the right direction with a government-supported panel seeking best practices in the employment of people who have a disability. Read the rest of this entry »


Digging into economic inclusion

August 14, 2012 by

Seeking global best practices of inclusive hiring networks
Tuesday August 14, 2012 — Kristian Partington

Nearly 50 per cent of Canadians who have a disability are unemployed — roughly the same number as in the United Kingdom, where a concerted effort is underway to engage the business community in changing this statistic. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrating diversity, inclusion at annual BACI ball

August 10, 2012 by

Looking ahead to children’s services fundraiser
Kristian Partington

In the heart of Vancouver’s urban core rests an abandoned Asian movie house that’s been converted into a contemporary private event facility. Read the rest of this entry »

Participants praise Appreciative Inquiry process

July 10, 2012 by

BACI members, families and staff participate in June 27 event
Tuesday July 10, 2012 — Camille Jensen

BURNABY,  B.C. – Participants of a recent Appreciative Inquiry (AI) conversation aimed at discovering best practices to employ people who have a developmental disability are praising the process.  Read the rest of this entry »

Anxiously anticipated celebration another stand-out event

July 5, 2012 by

Yearly barbecue continues to grow in popularity and size
Thursday July 5, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger

As Karey Degenova watched the people streaming off the shuttle bus to attend the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion’s (BACI) annual barbecue last week, she was struck by the number of unfamiliar faces she saw. Read the rest of this entry »

BACI hosts Appreciative Inquiry summit to advance employment

July 3, 2012 by

Conversations taking place across province to engage people around what works for inclusive hiring practices
Tuesday July 3, 2012 — Camille Jensen

BURNABY, B.C. – Imagine it’s the year 2013 and British Columbia has the highest number of people with a disability employed in North America. What would that look and feel like, and what enabled this to happen? Read the rest of this entry »

BACI unveils new website at GM

June 29, 2012 by

New site includes more images, easier to read, navigate
Thursday June 28, 2012 — Camille Jensen

BURNABY, B.C. – A new, eye-catching Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI) website aims to be more accessible and easier to navigate for readers.
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Paul finds place on the mountains

June 28, 2012 by

Opportunity to live his passion brings joy
Tuesday June 26, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger

When Paul gets out on a crisp winter morning and heads down Mt. Seymour in the B.C. Rockies on his skis, it obviously does something for him, say those who know him. Read the rest of this entry »

Accessible media firm discovers synergy with BACI

June 21, 2012 by

Both orgs committed to economic inclusion, accessibility
Thursday June 21, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger

It was another instance of those chance opportunities that somebody leaps on. John Harris had a set of news stories cross his desk and decided to contact the publishers to express his thanks and mention they had sparked  inspiration for his own work as producer of a Vancouver-based accessible news agency. Read the rest of this entry »

Social enterprise a tool to meet future’s uncertainty

June 19, 2012 by

Trivaris CEO Mark Chamberlain proposes organization can lead the way in community change
Tuesday June 19, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger

The only thing we know for certain is that the future is completely unpredictable — and social enterprise can be a tool to meet that uncertainty with resiliency. Read the rest of this entry »