Community Investment

Community Investment

“By connecting and being part of a community with a shared vision and goals, we can create great things.” (David J. Greer)

FIVE Behaviour & Education Services Inc. aims to deliver lasting benefits to Southern Vancouver Island communities where we work and live. FIVE’s vision is to:

  1. Establish closer ties with our local communities to make a positive and lasting difference for individuals and families;
  2. Work collaboratively with other sectors to bring about identified positive social change;
  3. Enhance our reputation as an organisation committed to the Southern Vancouver Island community through positive engagement and effective communication through opportunities for employees to participate in our community investment activities; and
  4. Support employees to foster skills in their areas of passion (outside of their direct employment skills). We believe that by developing employees with a passion, they will pay that skill forward allowing FIVE to touch the lives of many people in our community.

On December 3, 2017, FIVE committed to support the following objective as part of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  Reducing Inequalities: empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status (one of the UN 2030 objectives). Thus our community investment strategy and goals for this year also support that objective as we try to do our part to bring change. Remember each droplet allows a ripple out effect!

Share your passion with others to create a stronger community!

Passion Grants

FIVE is providing $250 to two individuals with developmental disabilities aged 15-25 who would like to develop their passion. The funding may be used towards a class or workshop. In return for the funding, FIVE requires that you propose and follow through with a way to share your passion with the community. For example, if you’re interested in knitting, you could put your new found knitting skills to creating baby blankets, toques or other items to donate! If you would like to apply for a grant, please email: In the header write: Passion Grant. Tell what you would use the funds for and how you could share your passion back. Deadline for application is December 15, 2018, with decisions occurring in the early new year! 

How did we do in 2018 during our first year of service?

  1. We signed a community partnership with CARTE: Centre for Autism Research Technology and Education. 
  2. We hired an adult with developmental disabilities, creating a position for her preparing and laminating visual supports.
  3. We financially donated to Tumbleweeds Theatre to support their theatre troupe’s production of Alice in Wonderland.
  4. We sponsored a breakfast at Our Place Society feeding 340 people.
  5. We donated more than $500 worth of toiletries to Our Place Society. 


What are our Goals for 2019?

  1. Provide “passion grants” to 2 staff and 2 individuals in community.
  2. Sponsor a meal at Our Place Society and donate toiletries.
  3. Build partnership with other community agencies to fill in service gaps.
  4. Provide behaviour consultation services to adults with DD through CLBC referrals.
  5. Have presence in the community as group by participating in a community event (TC10K). 
  6. Volunteer during Victoria Volunteer week in the spring of 2019.