Fathering Greatness workshop

We’re offering a workshop for dads looking for some support. Please join us in creating a sense of fun, good times, and optimism for self and with others.

Wednesdays, May 10 – June 14
5:30 – 7:30pm
Childcare provided

For more information and to register call 250-655-5305.

We are so grateful and humbled by the dedication and commitment of our amazing volunteers! Thank you for all that you do! Left to right: Beacon CEO Bob Boulter, MP & Green party leader Elizabeth May, Beacon long-term volunteers Margaret Frew (23 years), Jewel Roberts (22 years), Marilyn Ball (28 years) and Ann Rogers (21 years), and Beacon Board Chair Chuck Rowe

Celebrating Our Volunteers

Beacon Community Services hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 28 at the SHOAL Centre. There are over 500 volunteers that provide services to the residents of the Saanich Peninsula and Greater Victoria; over half of those volunteers showed up at the banquet to be honoured and treated to a buffet lunch and dessert.

76 volunteers were recognized for their years of service to Beacon – and 14 of them have been volunteering with Beacon for 20 years or more.

Beacon was founded by a group volunteers over 40 years ago, and the organization today continues to be largely supported by the work of volunteers across multiple program areas.

From the bottom of our hearts, we are so grateful for everything they do.

Nurse Manager Mari Green Named Homecare Provider of the Year

BC Care Providers Association CEO Daniel Fontaine (L) and BC Health Minister Terry Lake (R) presented our Nurse Manager Mari Green with the 2017 BC Home Care Provider of the Year award on Feb 20.

New English as a Second Language program starts up

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Group is a free program that offers newcomers the opportunity to improve their English skills by engaging in conversation with friendly, supportive volunteers. This program is offered through a partnership between Beacon Community Services, the Vancouver Island Regional Library and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria. Drop ins welcome, for more information call 250-656-0944.