- Serving individuals with different abilities and their families in British Columbia since 1971
At Bethesda, we are committed to building and sharing communities of belonging; Communities where everyone’s diversabilities are welcomed and valued. We pray you experience the love of God and his people in the time you spend with us.
Learn about Bethesda in our video:
One family’s journey with Bethesda
(Video Credit: Sean Witzke, Brother Creative Agency)
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IN THE NEWS
Home Shares wanted in the Lower Mainland and Okanagan.
- Share your heart, share your home, more info Click here
Bethesda’s Diana Buurman Award honors individuals, employers, businesses, churches and other organizations who/that exemplify acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities.
We look forward to honoring the 2017 recipient at our September AGM. For more info
A short video Honoring Inclusive Employers being difference makers to those in Bethesda's Employment Services
Rotary at Work BC....
Check out the youtube video about a couple of people in our organization that are apart of the Rotary at Work BC. This video takes a fresh look at disability in the workplace, addressing common myths about hiring this largely untapped workforce.
..for more info on Rotary at Work go to their website
Check out the Self Advocate Net website.
This site is made by and for self advocates worldwide. The Website's purpose is to help Self Advocates learn about their rights.
Each year Bethesda hosts a “staff driven” fundraiser to support Hope Haven in Guatemala For more information about Camp Guatemala and Bethesda’s partnership with Hope Haven Canada
FINANCIAL POLICY... Spending of funds is confined to Board approved services and purchases. Each gift designated toward an approved service will be used as designated with the understanding that when any given need has been met, designated gifts will be used where most needed. Gifts are acknowledged and receipted with a tax deductible receipt. Bethesda is a charter member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC).
QUALITY OF LIFE is regularly reviewed to ensure the well-being of individuals supported by Bethesda. Standard indicators include what the Bible has to say about this important issue such as the following verse from 2 Peter 1:5-7
"...make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love."
A VALUABLE SITE FOR REFERENCE
"Whether you are a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a parent or caregiver of a child with autism, a family member, a volunteer, an educator, a health or social service professional, or an interested researcher, this site will provide you with reliable information on autism and referrals to many helpful services and resources. ASC puts special focus on providing information, referral and resources for parents and other family members who are seeking support for children with autism. This site also provides news, resources and links for youths and adults on the spectrum." (from ASC webpage)
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