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The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a newsletter for people with diverse abilities published by Krystian Shaw. June 2016 edition KSA Newsletter 2016 contains This month’s theme Hope those of you that come to Fun Fest enjoy the event and the Disability Awareness Week booth! Feel free to send in comments or pictures about the event! Hope you have a great Father’s Day on behalf of the Kamloops
“We’re In This Together” BC People First Society Conference and AGM May 4 and 5th 2016 at the Coast Westerly Convention Centre Courtenay, BC, Vancouver Island -So what happened at Conference? – BCPF Board of Directors present at Conference (front back left to right) Michelle Goos, Michael Mclellan, Jerry Laidlaw, Dave Sherritt, Mike Gauthier, JoAnne Gauthier, Consultant to the board Lorie Sherritt, Conrad Tyrkin, David Johnston. (board
Let’s talk about friends, and I mean best friends. I mean the kind of friends you can count on. Most people have known them forever, or for at least 5-10 years, and they will do almost anything together. You can talk to them when you’re having a bad day, or just to chill out, but best friends are always there for you no matter what happens. I have several best
In my early years I had so many difficulties making friends. I was such a loner when I went to school. I was called so many names in the book and my self esteem was low to the ground. In these early years I was going through many surgeries for my ears and also doing speech therapy for three years. As I moved into High School I was still having
Author’s Note This particular column is a little different than my others. It was originally my entry into the 2015 Canada Writes contest, but I didn’t win. However, my test readers thought it was pretty good so I decided not to let good writing go to waste and publish it. Originally this essay was my first for-profit eBook, but recently I’ve started to prompt it for free everywhere but Amazon
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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 first meeting will be taking place on September 15, 2015
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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Attached is a poster for our summer program in Shawnigan Lake on July 16th and 17th. We are really excited to provide children living with autism and their siblings the opportunity to participate in a weekend of sports! This pilot program will offer an opportunity for families living on Vancouver Island to make new friends and try new sports in a supportive, safe and collaborative setting. Registration for this program
Hello colleagues. Self Advocates for a Brighter Future (SABF) self advocacy group in Victoria, is hosting their third conference, My Community 3, on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. Please see attached flyer and registration form for more information below. This year’s theme: Health & WellnessJ. Regards, Kristen (for SABF’s conference planning committee: Sheree, Donna, David, Sheenagh, Earl, Karla, Sharon) see flyer 2016 My Community Brochure and Registration
Friday, May 27, 2016 6:00pm—10:00pm Mission Elks Hall 33336 Second Avenue Admission: $5.00 each includes one raffle ticket (winner must be in attendance to claim prize) For more information contact Bryce @ or Tracy @ Music by DJ Wheels 50/50 Draw $1.00 each ticket Pop $1.00 each Chips $1.00 each Pizza $2.50 per slice Mission Self Advocacy Group invites you to their Masquerade Dance Fundraiser click here Flyer 2016-05-27
The IGNITE Conference will be in Prince George from June 23-25, 2016. Join in on 3 days of a series of keynote presentations, workshops and social events that will spark creativity and new ideas and fuel conversations about inclusion, citizenship, innovation, supports and access, and leadership. http://inclusionbc.org/conference-2016/ Registration is open! Speakers Joseph Boyden Writer, Human Rights Activist Torrie Dunlap Kids Included Together Stephen Lytton British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability
Hi Families, Operation Trackshoes is a unique sports festive for people with developmental disabilities. In 2016 Operation Trackshoes celebrates 46 years!! Operation Trackshoes extends an invitation to participate in another great year of competitive fun and good times! Please find attached more details about Operation Trackshoes on how your child, youth or teen can be involved. Here are some highlights: The event is held at the
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The Kamloops Self-Advocate allows people with mental and physical challenges to share their stories. There were people who thought that Kamloops’ Krystian Shaw wouldn’t be able to read or write. But Krystian never doubted himself. Though he was born with developmental delays, he has worked hard to achieve many of his dreams. One of them was launching a newsletter to tell the stories of people living with mental and physical challenges.
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April 11th, 2016 On Wednesday, April 6, legislation introduced by Social Development and Social Innovation Minister Michelle Stilwell was passed to make it easier for some people with disabilities to receive disability assistance. This includes many youth transitioning into CLBC Services. The legislation was introduced on February 11, and gives government the ability to prescribe groups of people as Persons with Disabilities (PWD). This would mean less paper work as
pursuing his dream despite a disability. John Lalonde didn’t want his hearing loss to keep him from pursuing his dream job as a bike mechanic. So he reached out to WorkBC (facebook.com) for help. They created a plan to help John manage his hearing loss, retain his job, and receive financial support for two hearing aids. After just four years in operation, WorkBC Employment Services Centres have helped put
Government is taking action to ensure that everyone who holds a BC Bus Pass will continue to have access to public transit systems across the province now that TransLink is closing its fare gates. There are about 100,000 people who have a subsidized BC Bus Pass and almost 80% of them live within the TransLink service area and are using the Compass card. The Ministry of Social Development and Social