Provide holistic family-based care for women, children, and others through a village lifestyle.
To see transformed hearts and restore families through faith, hope, and love.
There are three core values of our faith –
·Faith – the assurance that the things revealed and promised in the Word are true. Hebrews 11:1
·Hope – that God is faithful and we can count on him. To trust in, wait for, and look for Him to bring forth something beneficial in the future.
·Love – God is love. Our relationship with God is like the loving relationship between a child and parent. Like a loving parent, God knows and cares deeply for each of us. 1 John 4:7-21
There are seven core operational values that guide all aspects of LINK Village –
Prayer: a time to communicate with God, to praise Him for who He is and what He does, to petition for our needs and to petition on behalf of others, knowing He will hear and answer our prayers according to His will.
Justice: We reach out to the vulnerable and care for them. God tells us to seek justice, relieve the oppressed, defend the orphan and plead for the widow. Isaiah 1:17
Integrity: We are honest, trustworthy, and transparent.
Leadership: We raise leaders and develop their full potential in their God given gifts.
Team Work: We encourage and foster collaboration and partnerships. To work in unity with like-minded people, churches, organisations and businesses to transform community. Psalm 133:1
Innovation: We are committed to the pursuit of social innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability.
Restoration: to receive back more than has been lost to the point where the final state is greater than the original condition.
In September of 2015, while on a mission trip in South Africa, Isabelle had a vision of a Village for children and women. In November 2016, Isabelle felt the call to return to South Africa. She visited Lungisisa Indlela Village (LIV) in Durban. The LIV experience help crystalize a model of how this group of people could be supported. She came back to Canada to start what is now LINK Village Society.
In 2018, Isabelle was asked to lead a project called BRAVE, a one-day event for girls ages 12 – 18 living in vulnerable situations like foster care, homelessness, and youth probation. It was at this time that she recognized a need for a village in Kamloops, British Columbia in Canada.
Isabelle currently works for School District 93 with children from K-7. She facilitates their personal, social, and educational development through informal education, care, and helping them develop healthy relationships. Isabelle works directly with children and families on assessing their needs, listening to their challenges, establishing goals, counseling them, and supporting them through tough times. Isabelle has been working with children for over 20 years in places such as youth centers, religious youth groups, schools, and sports centers. Isabelle also ran a direct selling business. She was recognized in the Court of Sales, Court of Excellence, earning multiple free cars, and was presented with the highest honor of receiving the Miss Go-Give Award.
Her community work includes United Way Better at Home Program, The Pit Stop, The Mustard Seed, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Kamloopa Powwow serving Lytton evacuees and firefighters, Office of the Seniors Advocate, Brave Canada, and The Salvation Army supporting the vulnerable population such as homeless men & women, the working poor, the elderly, and single families in our community.
Isabelle grew up in Montreal and went to Université du Québec à Montréal to study in Psychosociology. She is currently studying for a Master's degree in Education - School Counseling at Université de St-Boniface. She lives in Kamloops, British Columbia with her husband, Jody Tedford. They have 3 children and one grandchild.
The Society was incorporated under the Societies Act (British Columbia) on May 2, 2018, under number S-0069270.
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