Family Advisory Council

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Want to become more involved with Sunbeam Community & Developmental Services?

Join the Family Advisory Committee (FAC). We want your voice, your input, your feedback and your ideas. You can make a difference!

The FAC is a devoted group of parents, other family members and/or substitute decision-makers of persons-served by Sunbeam, who support and promote Sunbeam’s Values:

Respect

Excellence

Value

The right to make informed choices

Celebrating our People

Innovation

Evaluation

By treating every person with dignity and equality, honouring their rights as a person, and in building outstanding relationships based on trust.

By providing programs and supports that are evidence-informed, flexible, responsive and meet the evolving needs of each person supported.

Knowing that each person has inherent value and gifts, and can make meaningful contributions to their community.

By understanding that the people served have both the right to make informed choices and the responsibility to accept the outcomes of these choices without any prejudices being imposed.
Knowing that the people supported, their families, staff and volunteers are all important and valued contributors in the planning and delivery of quality services, and the achievement of our Vision and Mission.
By nurturing an organizational culture that is flexible, team-focused, celebrates success, encourages innovation and collaboration, and is driven by continuous improvement.
By continually evaluating the effectiveness of our programs, and the outcomes and benefits we achieve on behalf of the people and communities served.

Respect

By treating every person with dignity and equality, honouring their rights as a person, and in building outstanding relationships based on trust.

Excellence

By providing programs and supports that are evidence-informed, flexible, responsive and meet the evolving needs of each person supported.

Value

Knowing that each person has inherent value and gifts, and can make meaningful contributions to their community.

The right to make informed choices

By understanding that the people served have both the right to make informed choices and the responsibility to accept the outcomes of these choices without any prejudices being imposed.

Celebrating our People

Knowing that the people supported, their families, staff and volunteers are all important and valued contributors in the planning and delivery of quality services, and the achievement of our Vision and Mission.

Innovation

By nurturing an organizational culture that is flexible, team-focused, celebrates success, encourages innovation and collaboration, and is driven by continuous improvement.

Evaluation

By continually evaluating the effectiveness of our programs, and the outcomes and benefits we achieve on behalf of the people and communities served.

What we do

  • As supportive volunteers of Sunbeam Community & Developmental Services, FAC members work with management and staff to promote our commitment to a person-centered approach in our services and programs
  • Provide input and feedback into the planning, evaluation and improvement of services and programs
  • Help develop FAC education sessions
  • Share practical information with other families and staff
  • Provide a family perspective on other committees and working groups of Sunbeam Community & Developmental Services, upon request
  • FAC is supported by an assigned staff assistant, who assists with scheduling, coordinating and communicating FAC meeting details, prepares meeting agendas based on FAC direction, takes minutes at each FAC meeting, helps to facilitate the meeting, and other administrative and recordkeeping functions. The staff assistant is a support to, not a member of, the FAC.

Getting Involved 

  • Join the Family Advisory Committee
  • Share your experiences at presentations or family education sessions
  • Share your knowledge with another family

Contact Us

For more information about Sunbeam’s Family Advisory Council, including how to apply to join, please contact us by:

Telephone519-893-6200 ext. 210

Visiting our office