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The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a newsletter for people with diverse abilities published by Krystian Shaw. August 2016 Edition KSA Newsletter 2016 contains This month’s theme This month, the KSA is looking forward to presenting about the newsletter at the downtown library in the community on August 6th. Everyone is welcome to come, to join us to learn more about the newsletter at 2:00pm. Last month the KSA was interviewed
The RDSP: Do you have yours? Even though I can’t make full use out of the Registered Disabilities Saving Plan (RDSP) myself, and thanks to the increase in asset limits within Person with Disability (PWD) benefit has somewhat decreased the need to open the RDSP, I still believe that the Registered Disability Savings Plans is extremely important, and something that everyone who is legible for it should have. One of
By: Lee Kissinger Hi! My name is Lee Kissinger. I live in Victoria BC and work at Thrifty Foods. I’m in Special O and have tried different sports like Bocce Ball, Curling, and Golf. But dancing is my thing! Dances are fun and they give you lots of good energy. Sometimes you can win prizes. Country music is my favourite. Recently,I had the chance to go dancing downtown with
by Author Micheal Mcclellan As a person with a visual impairment, I still try to be as independent in my life as possible. However, I still need some support in my life but then again, don’t we all? Although I live alone, I do require some support at home with things like cleaning, cooking, and paying bills. Because I am not totally blind I can do some cleaning on my
By Author Sheenagh Morrison At the end of February the NDP critic for the Ministry of Social Development, Michelle Mungall, gave me a call to find out how I was feeling about the bus pass issue. We had a conversation and I told her my story. On the following Tuesday I went to question period at the legislature for my first visit this year. This is where Michelle Mungall
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On March 31, 2016, self advocates from the Simon Fraser and Vancouver regions came together to enjoy a day of presentations, workshops, and art. The Self Advocate Leadership conference was a full-day event with over 60 self advocates in attendance and presentations by self advocates focused on employment, leadership, community, self-advocacy, and goal achievement. Empowering Self Advocates to take Action Co-op facilitated a workshop on employment profiles, and BC People
A bit about ourselves………. Our group was started in 2014 when Robert Tippe (founder) was looking into whether Revelstoke had a group running at that time. Rob found that there had been a group but due to staffing/volunteer changes the group fell between the cracks and wasn’t continued. Living with a disability he understood the difficulties that people with disabilities faced in everyday life and he wanted to do something
Robyn Appleton was a member of People First in Mission before moving out to the island. She has been living in Sooke, on Vancouver Island, for about five years now and misses the activities she participated in when she was in People First. To this end she has decided to set up a Self Advocacy group in Sooke. The goal of this meeting is for people to meet each
The Chilliwack People First group is a group for self advocates to get together, share our stories and experiences, stay informed and support one another. We are friends who help each other. The group started in 1992 when Mike and Connie Newton got together with Julie Flumerfelt as an advisor and started inviting others to join in. The 3 founders have moved on but 2 of our current members were
Hello! We are the Kamloops Speaking Up Self-Advocacy Awareness (SUSA) Group. Our group is focused on: being a team, to encourage, support, and stand up for each other; to have a voice and take charge of our lives to achieve our goals and dreams; to be understood in all aspects of our lives and to create awareness and a better world! Our committee is made up of people with
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Spectrum is one of the Host Agencies for the Family Focus conference in October 2016. Share this info and the link to the conference website. There are lots of great sessions for families, self-advocates and supporters (staff, shared living contractors, volunteers). Greetings from Family Focus Society Family Focus has always been a conference “for families by families”. Families face many similar issues when advocating on behalf of their children, and
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (All day) – Friday, November 18, 2016 (All day) Vancouver The 5th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference Moving from Diagnosis to Practical Strategies Hosted by: UBC Interprofessional Continuing EducationDate: November 16th – 18th, 2016Location: Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites, 1763 Comox Street, Vancouver (click for map) Call for abstracts is now available About the Conference: The term Developmental Disabilities (DD)
Thursday, November 10, 2016 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm Vancouver Wills Trusts and Estates: For Families and Individuals with Disabilities Hosted by: PLANDate: November 10th, 2016 7:00PM – 9:00PMLocation: PLAN office, 3665 Kingsway, Vancouver (Click for map)Fees: $65.00 per person or $90.00 for two (Register online) About the Workshop: Becoming well-informed about wills, trusts and estate planning is necessary to secure the financial future of your loved one with a disability. In this course, estate-planning
Saturday, October 15, 2016 – 10:00am – 3:00pm Vancouver Facing the Future Together A succession planning workshop for families Hosted by: PLANDate: October 15th, 2016 10:00AM – 3:00PMLocation: Unitarian Church, in the Fireside Room, 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver (Click for map)Registration Fee: fee $95 per primary family member, $45 for each additional family member. (Online Registration is available) Facing the future with promise and confidence takes planning and requires all those who care
Thursday, September 1, 2016 – 5:00pm – 6:00pm Surrey Life Without Limits Adapted Dance Hosted by: Cerebral Palsy Association of BCDate:Thursdays from July 7th to September 1st 5:00PM – 6:00PMLocation: Multipurpose Room, Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107th Avenue, Surrey (Click for map) Click here for flyer There are so many advantages to this program and we are looking to reach out to more adults, youth, children and their families who could
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Finding my voice – Through Toastmasters, Ruth Stanton has gained speaking skills and confidence. Welcome to the Summer 2016 Edition of CLBC’s “Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES” magazine Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES is created under the guidance of the CLBC Editorial Board, which is made up of self advocates from across the province, as well as family members. The theme for this edition is “where I feel welcome in my community” and self advocates share stories about the
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:45 PM The B.C. government has passed a regulation which requires that all deaths that are the result of medical assistance in dying (MAiD) be reported to the BC Coroners Service. Parliament last month changed federal legislation to permit medical assistance in dying in specific circumstances. The federal government has indicated it will work with the provinces and territories to develop regulations ensuring the consistent reporting
Friday, July 15, 2016 11:00 AM Hundreds of British Columbians receiving disability assistance have more money in their pockets as Disability Alliance BC marks the one-year anniversary of its free tax-filing service. In July 2015, thanks to funding from the Vancouver Foundation, Disability Alliance BC launched the Tax Assistance and Information for People with Disabilities (Tax AID DABC). After just one year, the program has already helped more than
Many individuals CLBC serves want to work. The Community Action Employment Plan (the Plan), launched in March 2013, reflects the input and efforts of hundreds of people across British Columbia who are working collaboratively to increase employment for the people CLBC serves. The plan’s three-year goal was to assist 1,200 more people to access employment. As of March 2016, CLBC and all of its partners were pleased to acknowledge that we
Dear Members and Allies of the Self Advocacy Community, CLBC wants to make sure we are keeping you up to date on the things we are working on. This letter includes information about: CLBC’s next strategic plan Update on the Community Action Employment Plan Housing Forum Draft Report Update on the Advancing New Support Options project include Me! Quality of Life survey planned for Fall 2016 Update on CLBC’s regional