7 results for tag: disability programs


COVID-19 Relaunch Plan 2021

COVID-19 has presented many challenges for our communities. For Between Friends it has presented unique challenges especially as it relates to our in-person programming. Our in-person services and programs such as Camp Bonaventure and W.E.S.O.A.R! provide valuable social and recreation opportunities for our members and are greatly missed.  Using teamwork, creativity, and a positive attitude we have been able to adjust and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, while working to get back to in-person programming as soon as it was safe to do so. The safety of our members and personnel has been at the forefront of our minds during this process and ...

Fundraise

YOU can help people with disabilities access social, recreational and self development programs by planning & hosting a fundraising event! Host An Event We are so thankful to be part of a community that fosters diversity and inclusion. Over the years, we have witnessed many participants, families, and friends make the decision to help Between Friends achieve its goals by financially supporting the programs and services we offer. Where Do Your Fundraising Dollars Go? They help participants like Rebecca and Chelsea... sisters with Down syndrome who access our fee assistance to attend Between Friends Camp Bonaventure. Thinking of hosting a ...

Camp Bonaventure

Between Friends Camp Bonaventure *Camp Bonaventure is an Alberta Camping Association Accredited Camp Important Update: We have made the difficult decision to cancel Camp Bonaventure and offer two alternative summer options that are more likely to be able to run safely this summer.  Rec & Respite: We hope to provide small group summer programming that will provide families with fun and much needed relief this summer. These small respite groups would be all day, in-person, and located at safe community sites.  Click HERE for more informationVirtual Options/Opportunities: We are looking into providing virtual opportunities ...

leadership team

Email403 508 0115LinkedInCamp name: Burley Kim Presser, CEO Kim has been involved with Between Friends since 2006, working at Camp Bonaventure and in our W.E.S.O.A.R! Programs before moving into the office in 2008. Kim holds an advanced diploma in Child & Youth Work from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, a bookkeeping certificate from Chinook Learning Services and has taken several courses in the Not for Profit Management Certificate Program through Mount Royal University. “Between Friends has been with me through my entire adult life. I have had the incredible experience of getting to work alongside my two best friends ...

Employment Opportunities

Join Our Team! At Between Friends, we are unified in our passion to deliver exceptional social and recreational programming for people of all ages with disabilities. Between Friends is a committed team willing to go the extra mile to make a difference in the lives of individuals and throughout our community. Check below for list of existing & future employment opportunities. Between Friends embraces diversity and talent. We offer competitive salaries and wages to attract and retain quality committed employees. Opportunities for personal and professional development are available with an encouraged emphasis on work/life balance. If you would like ...

Member & Program Registration

To register for a program, you must be a current Between Friends member. program registration information To register for a program, you can walk-in, register online, or call our registration line at 403 508 0110. If you call, please stay on the line so that you do not lose your place in the queue. Telephone registration must be confirmed by registrar. Registration is ongoing until spaces are filled. For registration start dates, please see program guides. general registration policy All programs have a minimum and maximum enrollment and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To guarantee your place, program fees will be collected at ...

programs

Between Friends' programs provide unique opportunities for individuals with disabilities to have social interaction with peers who may or may not have a disability. These shared interactions and experiences often become the foundation of understanding and lasting friendships. Social and recreational opportunities provide outlets for self-expression and self-development, promote mental and physical health, improve skills and enhance community participation. These experiences improve participants’ quality of life and also give them a chance to develop a true sense of freedom and independence. program registration information To ...