Dear Person Supported/Parent/Caregiver,

We hope that you are all managing to stay well during these very challenging times.  As Dr. Bonnie Henry continues to reiterate, the next 2 weeks are a critical time.  John Horgan recently extended the state of emergency in BC until at least April 14th noting that the next 2 weeks are critically important in the ongoing unprecedented fight against COVID-19.

SACL is monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely, and relying on information from the Provincial Health Services Authority.  At this time we have not been given any direction as to when full services will start again.

I wanted to take this time to give you all an update.  In keeping with efforts to keep the management team well, our Service Managers Joanne Reitan and Karen Hansen are alternating weeks that they work out of the office – one week on site and one week from their homes.  Claudia Pass, the manager of the Cluster Living Program works the majority of her hours out of her home base.

As the safest place for anyone to be right now is at home, the majority of persons supported are self-isolating.  Our managers have arranged with staff to have weekly contact with all persons supported/parents/caregivers.  If an individual does need some emergency supports, please connect with your key worker first.  A manager will have a staff person connect with each individual either by phone, or going to the house and taking the individual for a walk or a hike.

Should you need to speak with a Manager, here is their contact information:

  • Joanne Reitan Extension 1102
  • Karen Hansen Extension 1305
  • Claudia Pass 778-489-3885

If you have any questions – please let me know.  I am at extension 1301.  When we are working from our homes, we will all be checking for messages Monday to Friday.

Sincerely,

Jo-Anne Crawford

Executive Director

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