- 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.
Employment opportunities at Bethesda can be found on our Careers Page
Learn about Bethesda in our video:
IN THE NEWS
2017 Outcome management report is here.....
2017 Spring Edition Newsletter is 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 go to Community on our website and find the Diana Buurman Award section located...here...
A short video Honoring Inclusive Employers being difference makers to those in Bethesda's Employment Services
Free2BMe Day Camp....info here....
Cascade Community Church is excited to host a NEW day camp this year: Free2BMe Day Camp is an opportunity for children with cognitive or physical disabilities to enjoy the thrill of going to camp, being part of a group, developing physical and social skill plus all the social participation that they can handle structured to their abilities. Each day is planned in a fun, safe environment. Our philosophy is very simple: 'Play, just for fun!!' Our BIG BUDDIES will make sure your kids are given a chance to participate in a wide variety of activities in a language-rich and socially-supportive environment. All activities are tailored to meet individual needs and encourage group play, social interaction and an appreciation of nature. These camps provide children with some of the same routines they may be used to at school.
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 here...
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 please check out Bethesda’s web site here... (www.bethesdabc.com and click on Guatemala under services tab).
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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