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The Self-Advocate Net website’s purpose is to help Self Advocates to know their rights to equality opportunities and inclusion in our own communities and around the world.
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By Jerry Laidlaw My name is Jerry Laidlaw. This is a story about my Ride to Conquer Cancer. On August 27th, I arrived at 5:30 in the morning to meet my team in Cloverdale. The organizers had breakfast for us. The opening ceremonies started at 7AM. We left after the speakers and started our ride to Conquer Cancer. We all waited our turn as the different teams rode
Hi my name is Bailey Kendell Foulds I am 22 years old . After high school I came to the Garth Homer Society. I started in the Discovery program. I had so much fun at Discovery I already knew someone and I also met so many friends and the staff in Discovery are so nice and fun. This year I started to go to the CAT program. Its also very
The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a newsletter for people with diverse abilities published by Krystian Shaw. October 2016 Edition KSA Newsletter 2016 contains This month’s theme Welcome to October everyone. It’s community living month and it’s Halloween too. There is a lot to celebrate in October, like being out and about in community. It is an important month because we celebrate people with diverse abilities and all of their
Creating Leadership Programs in My CommunityBy Conrad Tyrkin People like me are transitioning at age 25 from different leadership programs. I am trying to make a new program similar to Simon Fraser Society’s youth leadership council and summer program. I like talking about issues that matter to youth. We have learned about how to be true leaders. Over the years, the older youth have mentored the younger youth. Some topics
This column is dedicated to Lorraine Dunlop another gentle soul who had left selfadvocatenet.com hopefully for bigger and brighter things. In 2000 I moved to yet another service provider and a hole new part of the city. My goal was to find a situation where I had a core group people in my life that would treat me with some respect. Early on, I lucked out with the new service
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Self Advocates for a Brighter Future Self Advocates for a Brighter Future (commonly known as “SABF”) was started June 6, 2007, by self advocates and support persons of BeConnected Support Services and Kardel Consulting. SABF is an open group, which means anybody is able to join. In early 2015 SABF opened up a new chapter in Duncan serving self advocates in the Cowichan Valley. SABF meets once monthly, more frequently when
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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Self Advocates Nanaimo Open House WHAT: Self Advocates Nanaimo OPEN HOUSE WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2016 / 1 – 4 pm WHERE: Nanaimo Harbourfront Library Downtown (upstairs meeting room) WHY: We want to educate and raise awareness on issues that affect people with diversibilities (disabilities) See you then! We hope you can support us to help make this world more inclusive for all of us. Self Advocacy
Friday, October 28, 2016 – 7:00pm – 10:00pm Abbotsford Hosted by: MSA Society Date: October 28th, 2016 7:00PM – 10:00PMLocation: Abbotsford Ag Rec Centre – Rotary Stadium, #4 – 3270 Trethewey Street, Abbotsford (Click for map) To Celebrate Community Living Month Everyone is Welcome! (No cost) You can dress up in a costume if you want!!! For more information please contact Arlene Schouten at 604-556-0681 Click here for flyer
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (All day) Online Weaving the Ties That Bind: Personal Network Development Online Course Hosted by: PLANDate: September 21st – October 22nd, 2016Registration Fee: $300 per seat, 5 seats $1200.00 (buy 4 get 1 free), Online registration available About the course: Values, principles, and tools of Personal Support Network facilitation Finding friendship and making personal connections in one’s community can present challenges for us all under the most
Date & Time Saturday November 5th at 5;15pm to 11pm Where place 45580 Spadina Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2P, Canada with a live band and doors will open at 5:15pm. Dinner will be serviced at 6pm the Dance will start at 7:15pm tickets are $20 dollars per person at the door and their will be a cash bar available as well. Also their will be t-shirts for sale they will be
Namaste Music started in Victoria 1996 by professional musician and music therapist Scott White. Now, 20 years later, it has grown in to a large event that attracts hundreds of singers, dancers and an audience every week. Four professional musicians (Calvin Cairns,Joey Smith, Don Leppard and Devon Macaferty) play backup for anyone who is interested in going on stage and singing. (This information is from the Namaste website http://www.namastesociety.org/.) I love going on Fridays to
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On Thursday, Oct. 20 at 10:20 a.m., millions of people throughout B.C. will practise how to Drop, Cover and Hold On. Over 760,000 British Columbians are registered to participate, along with almost 53 million worldwide. Every year, ShakeOutBC earthquake drills are held on the third Thursday of October. These drills encourage people at home, school and work to practise Drop, Cover and Hold On, and to consider the importance of overall preparedness.
October 2016 We are pleased to let you know that the eighth annual WOW (Widening Our World) Awards are being officially launched today! Every year, Community Living BC’s (CLBC) WOW Award celebrates the different ways people are building inclusion across B.C. Last year we received more than 50 nominations. You can see photos submitted by some of them here. This year’s theme is “What Does Inclusion Look Like in Your Community?”
TELUS announced today a new pilot program that will offer low-cost Internet service to low-income single-parent families across the province on income or disability assistance. In the coming weeks, approximately 18,000 single-parent families currently receiving assistance from the province will receive a coupon code in the mail. The code will allow them to activate TELUS’ offer of Internet service for $9.95 a month. This innovative pilot program is entirely funded
Plan Institute, Disability Alliance of BC, and the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society have united to launch a new program designed to help British Columbians with disabilities learn about and access tax benefits that will help them save for the future. As part of this initiative, Plan Institute is distributing a one-time $150 gift to help low-income British Columbians to start growing their RDSP, thanks to the support of the Vancouver Foundation. About
Posted on October 7, 2016 by DABC Since July 2015, Tax AID DABC advocates have helped British Columbians receiving provincial disability assistance to file their income taxes so that they can take full advantage of all the benefits and credits available to them. As of October 2016, Tax AID DABC advocates have helped more than 335 clients to file 931 years of taxes and access over