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Important CLIENT NOTICE

 

We're getting ready to launch a brand new website - coming the week of May 30! Clients and staff who need to access their Web Schedules - please login via the Client Web Schedule & Employee Login link located on the bottom right-hand corner found on each page throughout the website.

 

Click here to see where the Client Web Schedule & Employee Login will be located on Beacon's new website! Stay tuned to see the new site next week!


Brentwood Bargains Turns 10!

 

Our Brentwood Bargains Thrift Shop (7060 W. Saanich Rd.) hosted a celebration for its 10th anniversary on April 23. Below is store manager Helene Rogan, with volunteers Jan Gosen and Marie Reid. Happy birthday Brentwood Bargains!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Celebrating Earth Day Every Day

 

Today, April 22, is Earth Day! How does Beacon work to be environmentally friendly?

 

Read this to learn more!


It's National Volunteer Week!

 

Volunteers are critical to all that we do here at Beacon, and this week - National Volunteer Week - we are celebrating and thanking all of our 500+ volunteers. Please take a moment this week to thank a volunteer for all that they contribute to us each and every day.

 

This week, Tuesday, April 12 from 4 - 7pm, we are hosting an Open House at SHOAL Centre to let people know about all the wonderful volunteer opportunities we have at Beacon Community Services. Come by to check it out!

 

On Friday, April 15, we are hosting our Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at SHOAL. It's a wonderful event that around 200 volunteers attend, where they enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by our fabulous kitchen staff at SHOAL.

 

Thank you to all of our volunteers - the work you do for us is so appreciated! From the bottom of our hearts, we are so grateful for everything you do!


Our Brentwood Thrift Shop Turns 15!

 

On Saturday, April 2, Brentwood Thrift (7105-B West Saanich Rd.) celebrated its 15th birthday. The event included special deals, including a 15 cent rack.

 

Below are store manager Peggy Dash (centre) and volunteers, L-R: Marie Reid; Shirley Jones; Tom Fowler, and Sharon Miller.

 

 

Mark your calendars! Our Brentwood Bargains Thrift Shop (7060 W. Saanich Rd.) will host a celebration for its 10th anniversary on April 23.


Beacon Embraces Aging This March

 

 

March is Embrace Aging Month, and Beacon is celebrating by offering a senior's discount at our Thrift Shops, as well as a number of free trial classes at SHOAL Centre.

 

Read more here


Employment Services Open House

 

On Friday, February 26 Beacon's Employment Services hosted an Open House. Visitors enjoyed meeting our friendly staff and touring our employment centre. They had fun with the activities, won awesome prizes, and ate some fabulous food.

 

Follow the link to learn more about all the free services offered through Employment Services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hearts of the Community Volunteer Awards

 

Congratulations to all of the nominees for the 2016 Hearts of the Community Awards! All of their contributions to our community are so very much appreciated.

 

This year's Excellence in Volunteering Award recipients, pictured left to right were: Kenny Podmore (who received a Lifetime Service Award), the ORCCA Dental Clinic Society (represented by Heather Burkett), Marilyn Maggiora, Frank Watson, Outstanding Youth Volunteer Katrina Jones, and the Volunteer Visitors of Beacon Community Services (represented by Judy Swift).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The crowd of over 250 people was treated to wonderful performances by the Stelly's Secondary Vocal Jazz Class, led by instructor Norbert Ziegler. Thank you for volunteering at the event and for making it special for everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Youth Job Fair a Great Success

 

Our Youth Job Fair, held on Friday, Feb. 19, was a great event, with well over 100 youth in attendance. Twenty one employers were there to interview youth on the spot to fill both part-time and full-time positions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SHOAL Centre a part of WestJet's "12,000 Mini-Miracles in 24 Hours" Campaign

 

The staff and residents at SHOAL Centre enjoyed a wonderful Christmas surprise on December 9! That day, WestJet Airlines carried out a worldwide campaign called "12,000 Mini-Miracles in 24 Hours" and SHOAL Centre was one of their first local stops. WestJetters in blue Santa hats dropped by with goodies to share and Christmas carols to sing. It was so much fun!


Christmas Volunteer Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Friday, December 4, Beacon hosted over 230 volunteers at our annual Christmas Lunch at SHOAL Centre. The event featured a delicious turkey meal with all the trimmings, special door prizes, entertainment, and a visit from Santa – it's a chance for volunteers to enjoy each other’s company and for Beacon to thank our volunteers, who generously share their time and talent year-round.


Beacon Offers Scholarships!

 

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Beacon Recognized as Not-for-Profit of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CEO Bob Boulter accepted 2015 Crystal Award from Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

 

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Out of the Rain Youth Shelter Opens October 15.

 

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Now Hiring Health Care Aides and LPNS!

 

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We're looking for volunteers to join our team!

 

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Beacon Supports Cancer Patients with Medical Drives on the Saanich Peninsula

 

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Out of the Rain Youth Shelter receives donation

 

 

Beacon’s Jenn Mortimer, Out of the Rain Youth Shelter manager, accepts $2500 donation from professor Bruce Ravelli.

 

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Team "Beacon and Beyond" Raced in the Beacon Bed Races!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beacon Community Services is a community-based, not-for-profit agency. We provide care and support to thousands of clients on southern Vancouver Island and the outer Gulf Islands, through a wide range of programs and services – including health, children and family, training and employment, recreation, housing, and volunteer services.

 

Learn about what we do - watch the video here!

 

Our strongly knit family of employees and volunteers promotes independence and self-sufficiency with dignity, respect and compassion. We help people to help themselves, and it’s a job we’ve grown into since we started in 1974.

 

Our Mission

Helping people - Improving lives.

 

Our Vision

Healthy, mobilized communities where people's needs are met.


 

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Check out Beacon Connects for information about community services and supports for seniors and people with disabilities.

 

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We are also proud to be an Accredited organization! In 2013 Beacon Community Services was Accredited with Exemplary Standing - the highest rank for Accreditation. Accreditation is used by all types of health facilities, from large and complex systems to community health organizations, and residences providing long term care.

 

For further details, visit www.accreditation-canada.ca

 

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