IW! Saanich

InclusionWorks! Saanich began forming in January 2012 with the first meeting of area families considering options for their transitioning youth. After several meetings over a period of months and assistance from InclusionWorks! Victoria, 6 self-advocate youth and their families decided to come together using the InclusionWorks! model of family governance. IW! Saanich began programming in September 2012 and continues to develop partnerships and individualize its programming. As a group it has benefited from the existing partnerships of its predecessor (SIDES, University of Victoria, Flow Communications, Finding the Balance Yoga, Victoria Music Conservatory, etc) and an amazing host agency – Community Living Victoria – and has brought on some new partners. We are always a work in progress and our programming reflects this.  We are currently very focused on employment and we recently added programming on self-advocacy and dating.

For more information about InclusionWorks! Saanich, please contact Catriona at catriona123@gmail.com or Kathleen at kdcook@shaw.ca.