In September of 2015, while on a mission trip in South Africa, God gave Isabelle a vision of a Village for orphans and vulnerable children. In November 2016, Isabelle felt the call to return to South Africa. She visited Lungisisa Indlela Village in Durban. The vision was very similar. 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.
The Society was incorporated under the Societies Act (British Columbia) on May 2, 2018, under number S-0069270.
Isabelle grew up in Montreal and went to Université du Québec à Montréal to study in Psychosociology. She later moved to British Columbia where she met her husband Jody Tedford. They have 3 children.
Proverbs 24:12 tells us that "Once our eyes are opened we cannot pretend we do not know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows we know and holds us responsible to act."