Our Story

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Meet

In 2016 parents and professionals were invited to start a conversation about available services for teens who were transitioning into adult services and current services available. Parents talked about what they wanted for their children...the message was simple, parents wanted to know that their children would be safe and secure and most importantly, were living full lives. That meeting was a complete game changer. From that moment, Shannon and Niki started creating the Eclipse Foundation for Individualized Supports. We are dedicated to the creation of services that are as individual as the people we are supporting.


We are extremely excited to bring a new model to the East and West Kootenays. We look forward to creating new relationships, developing community partnerships and delivering supports that are meaningful.

Our Philosophy

Our inclusive model of support is based on the philosophy that we are all individuals and have very different needs and that supports should be tailored to fit those individuals we are supporting rather than expecting individuals to fit the supports we provide, we are therefore founded on the principles of person centered planning. We believe opportunities for learning are in every aspect of our lives. We want to use those opportunities to teach skills that are meaningful to the learner and can support the learner to thrive and realize their potential. Self-determination is a key aspect of our service delivery - we want the people who are receiving our services to have the power to make choices in their lives that lead to their best possible quality of life. We believe that all people have amazing potential and we are here to help them realize it.​

Our Founders

An ongoing series of informational entries

Nicole Lord

Administrative Director

Nicole Lord is a proud mother of 3 daughters, a wife, a daughter, and a sister. She has a life-long experience of, and a passion for, supports for people with different abilities. Niki has worked in the Community Living field since 1994 and has residential, community-based, and supervisory experience. Niki holds a diploma in Human Services and has certification in Mental Health Worker and Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Niki is also educated in the areas of Occupational Health and Safety, Labour Law, Course Facilitation, Facing Management, Duty to Accommodate, Bullying and Harassment, and Building Safe and Healthy Worksites.


Niki's hobbies include reading, curling, gardening, quadding, crafting and sewing occasionally. She also enjoys researching pain management and labour law, and is very interested in psychology and psychological disorders and their treatments.

Shannon Fridleifson M. Ed. BCBA

Clinical Director

Shannon Fridleifson is a wife, a mother of two grown children and a Home Share Provider. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Child and Youth Care and a Master's Degree in the Foundations of Behaviour Analysis and is certified through the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board. Shannon has been supporting adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for almost two decades. She has held a variety of positions in her career and has adopted a holistic and person-centred approach to providing supports. Shannon is passionate about the work she does and is an excellent advocate for change and empowerment.


Shannon enjoys spending time with friends and family and finds balance at the curling rink and/or on the golf course. She also enjoy camping and quieter activities such as crafts and reading.