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)

Our Community Investment Commitment

"Be the change you want to see in the world" Gandhi

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. Engage staff in activities within our Southern Vancouver Island community that promote their physical health, mental health, or volunteerism; and,
  4. Support families and community members through charitable giving to organizations in our community that support diversity such as: disability, mental health, LGBTQ, or cultural heritage.

CARTE and FIVE - Collaborative Partners

FIVE Behaviour is proud to be a partner of the Centre for Autism Research, Technology and Education at UVic

Victoria Pride Society & FIVE - Partners

Proud Bronze Level Sponsors!

FIVE Behaviour is a proud partner of the Victoria Pride Society. We welcome families, individuals and staff who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. We recognize that gender is not binary and we believe that love is love! 

DECEMBER 2020 – Rainbow Kitchen – FIVE is proud to participate in the fundraising drive for the Rainbow Kitchen Food Bank. We know that more families have been accessing these services during the pandemic, so we are pleased to support their efforts! 

NOVEMBER 2020 – BC Children’s Hospital Foundation – Festival of Trees. FIVE is proud to participate for the second time as a Gold Level sponsor for the Festival of Trees Fundraiser. Our tree’s theme is “Everyone Belongs” to raise awareness about inclusion. 

OCTOBER 2020 COMMUNITY GIVING! This month we chose CFAX Santa’s Anonymous and donated $550. We purchased a family hamper (food and gifts) and 10 gifts for young (11-14) and older teens (15-17) – we focused on this age group as they are usually the tags left on the trees in the mall late in the season. 


Our community investment in September was unusual! We made a $500 donation to the Kidney Foundation. This donation was made in honour of one of our former Behaviour Analysts, Darcy Howard. Darcy is a kidney transplant recipient. Her mom fundraises every year by walking 100km in honour of her daughter. It felt right that we should honour Darcy’s mom Carolyn’s commitment to giving back to a foundation that supported her daughter, so that in turn, Darcy was able to touch the lives of some of our FIVE families. There are lots of awesome moms out there doing great things in honour of their kids! 

August 2020 – We are pleased to donate $500 to the Family Inclusion Fund at the Victoria Society for Children with Autism! VSCA has been doing awesome things for our community for 50 years! If you are not yet involved with VSCA, you find them at 

July 2020 

Our community giving opportunity presented itself as a chance to be a $1000 donor to Habitat for Humanity during their fundraising drive to raise $200,000 towards the completion of 11 houses on the Saanich Peninsula. 

June 2020 

We provide services in the Cowichan Valley and are big supporters of mental health services. We donated $500 towards CMHA-CV’s fundraiser for a new van for outreach.

May 2020

FIVE gave away tickets to a lucky staff person at our Xmas party – the tickets will be good for next year, but the Wingfest is a fundraiser for the Victoria Hospital Foundation. The event was raising funds for a PICU incubator – FIVE has donated $500 to the foundation to help with the fundraising as part of our on-going monthly giving.

ICA – April 2020

Refugee Resettlement Donation in the midst of COVID-19. We donated to ICA to help our newest community members during COVID-19. 

Player Level Sponsorship – Lifetime Network

As our February 2020 community investment, FIVE Behaviour was proud to support Lifetime Network’s fundraising at the level of a Player Sponsor! Lifetime Networks is a local non-profit that creatively supports adults with developmental disabilities!

CFUV – Voluntary Noise!

FIVE Behaviour’s March 2020 community investment supported CFUV’s annual fundraising drive, donating $500 to support UVic’s radio station’s program Voluntary Noise which provides supports for individuals with developmental disabilities to engage in on-air programming. 

Share your passion with others to create a stronger community!

Passion Grants 2018

FIVE provided $250 grants to two individuals with developmental disabilities aged 15-25 who wanted to develop their passion in 2018! 

Passion Grant recipient #1 went to Sarah Gurney at Victoria Community Connections! Sarah is already an avid self-taught knitter, but today was awarded a grant of $250 to allow her to take a knitting course at the Beehive or Knotty by Nature. Sarah will be making scarves and hats to donate to our most vulnerable community members living on the street. Thank you Sarah for sharing your passion with our community! You’re AMAZING!

Passion Grant recipient #2 went to 16 year old Micaella who has a passion for photography. Micaella volunteers her passion already at the Victoria Society for Children with Autism (VSCA), by running a photo booth. She will be back in force in the spring at VSCA with more props, improved lighting and a better tripod to improve the ability of families to capture a special moment for their children! Thank you to Micaella for continuing to share her passion with our community!

We will have a new grant season this fall!

2020 is off to a GREAT start!

January 2020 – In honour of Bell’s Mental Health Awareness day, FIVE donated $500 to True Patriot Love, a charity that supports mental health services for our current and veteran military members. 

2019 Went Out in a Flurry of Colour!

FIVE Behaviour was proud to participate in the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Festival of Trees as a Gold Level Sponsor. We also donated an additional $1000 to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Our tree was titled “See Me Beautiful” and included messages about inclusion from our families. 

TC10K - FIVE Family Runners 2019

Building Community Connection Thru Community Participation

April 28, 2019 – the FIVE Family Runners participated in the TC10K following 3 months of training together as a team. Under the capable leadership of Darcy Howard, our team experienced a terrific day participating in the event, followed by team brunch! Check out Amy, this was her first official race ever! What even better is that the team is staying together to run weekly!

Supporting Our Place! 

In 2018, FIVE sponsored a breakfast and collected more than $500 worth of toiletries for the patrons of Our Place. In 2019, we sponsored a dinner in late November that served over 200 people in an hour. Our Place Society creates a very supportive environment for some of our most vulnerable Victoria citizens. We are happy to be able to help out. We’ll be back in 2020!