Kids find more than a feast in community kitchen

June 18, 2012 by

Learn cooking and life skills, find acceptance
Thursday June 14, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger

A community kitchen for moms who have a disability is set to expand through the summer months when they bring their children along. Read the rest of this entry »


Cooking together is good therapy, mom finds

June 12, 2012 by

Rose Gower fiercely committed to her bi-weekly community kitchen
Tuesday June 12, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger
Cooking together with a bunch of other moms who have a disability can be great therapy, Rose Gower is finding. Read the rest of this entry »

Self-advocate honoured to participate in Rick Hansen anniversary

June 7, 2012 by

‘Hardest working man at BACI’ Gerry Juzenas honoured for his advocacy
Thursday June 7, 2012 — Ryan Rogers

Sporting the official yellow jacket and toque of Rick Hansen’s 25th Anniversary Relay, Gerry Juzenas proudly carried the baton 250 metres, uphill towards Simon Fraser University, as one of the few selected to join in on celebration of the Man in Motion tour. Read the rest of this entry »

Moms who have a disability find new belonging in community kitchen

June 5, 2012 by

Cooking together ‘breaks the ice’
Tuesday June 5, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger

Antoinette Ancheta understands that sometimes you need a little support, but maybe sitting in a group talking just doesn’t cut it. That’s what was on her mind a few years ago when she dreamed up the notion of a community kitchen for some moms who have a disability that she supports. Read the rest of this entry »

BACI partners with Community Living B.C. on quality of life effort

May 31, 2012 by

Families invited to June 20 discussion on future of the sector
Thursday May 31, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger

More than two years ago, Community Living B.C. introduced an initiative that saw self-advocates interviewing other self-advocates about their quality of life.  Read the rest of this entry »

Vancouver airport reps inspired by BACI group’s passion

May 29, 2012 by

Communications dept. creates ‘plane spotting’ pamphlet to help group enjoy their visit
Tuesday May 29, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger

A chance encounter on the Vancouver SkyTrain has led to outcomes several Vancouver airport representatives and some people connected to the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI) never anticipated. Read the rest of this entry »

Conversation on ‘moments of inclusion’ sparks aha’s

May 24, 2012 by

‘Which way are you facing when you come to work in the morning?’ Doug Cartan asks developmental services workers
Thursday May 23, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger

After he finished talking about the power of “moments of inclusion” with a group of developmental services workers, Doug Cartan called on a woman raising her hand to share her insights. Read the rest of this entry »

Airport visit yields surprising outcome

May 22, 2012 by

Support workers play crucial role in creating communities of belonging: Doug Cartan
Tuesday May 22, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger

A weekly visit to the Vancouver International Airport is a seemingly small activity, but, as a recent surprising twist underscored, it’s proving to be exactly what creating communities of belonging is all about. Read the rest of this entry »

Sharing ‘synapse fire’ of families

May 15, 2012 by

BACI Blast wants to lift up seminal moments in families’ lives
Tuesday May 15, 2012 — Michelle Strutzenberger

When Gillian Chernets considers the future of her adult daughters who have a disability, she says she feels at peace, knowing the lifetime circles she’s helped create will support them whether she’s around or not. Read the rest of this entry »

Emergency preparedness workshop a life saver

May 10, 2012 by

Having a plan eases anxiety in the midst of a crisis
Thursday May 10, 2012 — Ryan Rogers

Many North Americans residing on the Pacific Coast began considering their preparedness for an emergency after devastating earthquakes and tsunamis ripped through Sri Lanka in 2004 and again in Japan in 2011.

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