About Bonaventure

In December of 2008, Andy Reynolds was approached by CLBC with regards to supporting a young man who was soon aging-out of youth services. This young man had an extensive history and had been recognized as a youth that required 24-hour care. A few other organizations were offered this contract but had turned it down due to what appeared, on paper, to be a very challenging young man. With some consultation, Andy chose to leave his current employer and take on this contract. Andy had been working with behaviourally and developmentally challenged youth for 11 years prior to opening our company.  He was with 2 different organizations over the course of that time and climbed the ladder as far as he could go before breaking out on his own.

Within 6 weeks, Bonaventure Support Services hired its first employees and began training sessions. Our company officially welcomed its first individual on February 24, 2009.  Within a month, we had 2 other people we were supporting…two receiving residential care and the other being supporting with outreach support.

We have been asked on a few occasions why the did we chose the name Bonaventure Support Services.  The navy is a big part of Andy’s family and the HMCS Bonaventure was Canada’s last aircraft carrier.  The ship never saw front line combat during her career.  She was primarily a support ship for the Royal Canadian Navy in a variety of ways.

The HMCS Bonaventure supported it’s navy community in numerous ways over her lifetime. We strive to support our community in various ways as well! 

  • We will respect the right of individuals to make decisions affecting their life, unless exercising those rights would cause harm to the individual or others.
  • We will treat all people with respect and value each person for their capacities and contributions.
  • We will treat all personal information acquired in the course of our duties as confidential.
  • We will provide supports and services to the best of our ability, adhering to professional standards.
  • We will respect the dignity and privacy of the people we support while carrying out our duties.
  • We will not engage in, or support, the exploitation of individuals or families for private or personal gain.
  • We will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political belief, ancestry, age, ability or marital status.

Our core value is to put the needs, safety concerns and outcomes for the persons who receive services first. To this end, Bonaventure Support Services Ltd is guided by our commitment to;

  • Caring for Others
  • Respectful & Honest Communication
  • Integrity and Accountability
  • Advocacy & Inclusion
  • Understanding Approaches to Care for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Competence and Professionalism
  • Self Care
  • Individuality and Creativity; everyone has something to contribute!
  • Supporting Through Relationships
The Story

In December of 2008, Andy Reynolds was approached by CLBC with regards to supporting a young man who was soon aging-out of youth services. This young man had an extensive history and had been recognized as a youth that required 24-hour care. A few other organizations were offered this contract but had turned it down due to what appeared, on paper, to be a very challenging young man. With some consultation, Andy chose to leave his current employer and take on this contract. Andy had been working with behaviourally and developmentally challenged youth for 11 years prior to opening our company.  He was with 2 different organizations over the course of that time and climbed the ladder as far as he could go before breaking out on his own.

Within 6 weeks, Bonaventure Support Services hired its first employees and began training sessions. Our company officially welcomed its first individual on February 24, 2009.  Within a month, we had 2 other people we were supporting…two receiving residential care and the other being supporting with outreach support.

The Name?

We have been asked on a few occasions why the did we chose the name Bonaventure Support Services.  The navy is a big part of Andy’s family and the HMCS Bonaventure was Canada’s last aircraft carrier.  The ship never saw front line combat during her career.  She was primarily a support ship for the Royal Canadian Navy in a variety of ways.

The HMCS Bonaventure supported it’s navy community in numerous ways over her lifetime. We strive to support our community in various ways as well! 

Code of Ethics
  • We will respect the right of individuals to make decisions affecting their life, unless exercising those rights would cause harm to the individual or others.
  • We will treat all people with respect and value each person for their capacities and contributions.
  • We will treat all personal information acquired in the course of our duties as confidential.
  • We will provide supports and services to the best of our ability, adhering to professional standards.
  • We will respect the dignity and privacy of the people we support while carrying out our duties.
  • We will not engage in, or support, the exploitation of individuals or families for private or personal gain.
  • We will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political belief, ancestry, age, ability or marital status.
Values & Principles

Our core value is to put the needs, safety concerns and outcomes for the persons who receive services first. To this end, Bonaventure Support Services Ltd is guided by our commitment to;

  • Caring for Others
  • Respectful & Honest Communication
  • Integrity and Accountability
  • Advocacy & Inclusion
  • Understanding Approaches to Care for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Competence and Professionalism
  • Self Care
  • Individuality and Creativity; everyone has something to contribute!
  • Supporting Through Relationships

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Employment Opportunities

We would love to invite you to become part of our support team! If you have experience working with youth or adults with developmental, cognitive or behavioral challenges, have a background in Child and Youth Care, Community Support or other residential services, or would just like to explore the field, we want to hear from you!

Phone:

Email:

office@bonaventuresupport.com

Address:

HQ: 4196B Departure Bay Road
Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 4B7