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Unit A - 116 Industrial Drive

Brandon, Manitoba R7A 7S5

Email Address

Info@familyvisions.ca

About Us

About Family Visions Inc.

Empowering Lives, Enriching Communities

Family Visions Inc. stands as a beacon of hope and support for adults with intellectual disabilities. Established in January 2000 and officially incorporated in March of the same year, our journey began with a single apartment, catering to families in need of respite services. Over the years, we’ve witnessed remarkable growth, now encompassing 18 residences across Brandon, MB. Committed to progress, we continually expand our offerings, providing a diverse range of Residential. Our dedication lies in ensuring adults with intellectual disabilities have access to vital services, unwavering support, and abundant opportunities within the community. This commitment has propelled us to evolve into a leading non-profit organization that provides comprehensive support, fostering inclusion and empowerment for those we serve.

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Our Mission

At Family Visions Inc. our mission is to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to lead fulfilling lives through the provision of quality support services, advocacy and education.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become a leading organization in Brandon, inspiring positive change and shaping the future of support services for individuals with intellectual disabilities. We envision a compassionate, inclusive, and integrated society where every person, regardless of their abilities, is valued, respected, and given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Frequently Asked Question

How do I apply for a position at Family Visions Inc?

You can apply by looking for Careers and following the links or by dropping off your resume at 116A Industrial Drive.

Family Visions is not an optical centre. We provide services to adults with intellectual disabilities.

Please call us and inquire about placement, however, all placements occur by referral from Community Living Disability Services. We would happily help you to navigate this.

All services are fully funded by the Provincial government.

We offer residential care services with programming that includes, but is not exclusive to, participation in a wide variety of community events; transportation; Christmas party; birthday parties; musical activities; friendship opportunities; camp, both summer and winter; and many more tailored to individual needs.

Money that is donated to Family Visions Inc. is used for a wide variety of things not covered by Provincial funding. Examples include the annual Christmas party, including a gift for everyone from Santa. Last year we were able to purchase a handi van for our individuals who are confined to wheelchairs. This was a very exciting purchase that has benefitted our individuals immensely!

Enriching Lives, Building Community

Family Visions Inc. is dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities, right here in Brandon, Manitoba, and extending our impact beyond. We offer a range of Residential services that empower our clients and foster a more inclusive community.

Meet Our Team

Board of Directors
Chairperson
Judy Dandridge
Vice Chairperson
Lisa Jackson
Secretary
Wendy Bulloch
Treasurer
Murray Blight
Director
Angel Murray
Director
Ty Worthington
Administration Team
Executive Director
Laurie Jackson
Program Director
Tara Martin
Program Director
Tina Tame
Program Director
Jennifer Kelly
Accounting Clerk
Sandra Davis
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Jane Brown

Jane Brown
Treasurer

Jane was born and raised in Rivers, Manitoba. She met and married her high school sweetheart, Larry Brown, and have been married for 48 years. They have 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. They currently live in Brandon. 

Jane graduated Rivers High School and began a career at MPI. After being a stay at home mom while their children were small, Jane returned to the work force at Behlen Industries in 1983. She was employed with them for 26 years in various capacities starting in the office in the production department, then moving to accounting and then to IT.

Jane retired from WGI in 2009, the last year was spent documenting their entire manufacturing/accounting system in a help manual. She has also done the bookkeeping for their family business, HiWay Esso, since 1995.  They sold the Esso in 2021 so now have more time to volunteer and help out in the community.

Jane was on the board for Career Connections for 4 years and served on the Onanole and District Recreation Centre Board as the Treasurer. Jane has served as a Westoba Board member for 5 years. Jane is also on the board for Family Visions and serving as Treasurer.

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Murray Blight
Board Member

In 1999, I was asked to form an agency to facilitate adults who are mentally and physically challenged. In 2000, the voluntary committee formed Family Visions Inc. The agency initially provided respite to families, eventually providing twenty-four-hour client care.

During the past twenty years, I have been the Chairperson and the interim Executive Director on a few occasions with Family Visions. Today, I am a board member who enjoys fundraising for our ‘Special Friends’. Over the past thirty-five years, I have called upon businesses, organizations, community members, and friends to support our annual Monte Carlo Campaign.

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Judy Dandridge
Chairperson

Influenced by fond memories of those who provided time, knowledge, and support allowing community activities to become tangible, Judy believes in the importance of actively contributing to one’s community. Judy brought her knowledge around Student Services, program development, and administrative acumen to Family Visions Inc. She is currently serving as President of the Board of Directors.

Judy serves as Secretary for the Manitoba Arts Network Board of Directors, and closer to home, she is the past – Chair of Wasagaming Community Arts. She volunteers for Samaritan House at their food bank during the week. Personal time is devoted to her family, walking, cycling, and her new puppy, Purl!

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