Vision, values & principles

Annual General Meeting

Our Vision

Everyone has equal opportunity to maximize their independence.

Our Mission

Through collaboration, we develop and provide client centred technological solutions and supports to optimize independence.

Our Values

  • People who use assistive technologies have a right to self-determination.
  • All BCITS programs should be accessible, equitable and fair to everyone that it serves.
  • People who use the BCITS Provincial Respiratory Outreach Program have a right to funding security in the provision of respiratory equipment and supplies.

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  • All individuals who are clients of BCITS have the right to express their needs, to voice their concerns and to articulate their goals in a climate of personal safety.
  • Individuals who are clients of BCITS have the capacity to learn and to develop the skill and knowledge to manage their own respiratory and assistive technology needs.

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Our Principles

  • All of the policies and procedures of BCITS programs are developed and administered so that they are transparent to everyone.
  • BCITS programs are accountable to the people that they serve.
  • All members of the program staff work collaboratively and strive for excellence in their practice areas and in the program as a whole.

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  • The program enables people to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to manage their own respiratory and other assistive technology needs.
  • Family members and personal attendants will receive the training and education that they need in order to provide the best possible assistance to the individuals they support.
  • The program fosters mutual aid and support through peer mentoring, consumer testing and consumer led education.
  • Personal choice is promoted in all the program services.
  • The program ensures equal access and quality to everyone that it serves.
  • Continuous evaluation of health and social outcomes, clinical and technical performance is undertaken, assessed and integrated into the program.
  • The programs report to the BCITS Board of Directors and seek their guidance in upholding the mission, values and principles and in meeting the goals of the program.

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Our Goals

  • To provide high quality member centered responsive services

  • To encourage collaborative and innovative thinking

  • To develop and maintain strong networks and resources

  • To increase BCITS’s profile and presence in the BC community

  • To consolidate and grow BCITS’s strengths to sustain its programs and impact

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