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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.
We want the website to be a voice for what is important and collective resource’s for everything a Self-Advocate may want. Our vision is to break down barriers and to change one person’s attitude at a time.
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Rights make your voice heard loud and clear! It is not considered offensive to speak up for yourself especially when someone hurts you badly. Making your voice loud and clear does not mean you shout out profanity, it means you do your share of stopping the danger zone you have been put into. Your voice is a good self-defence method that protects you from harm. If you have been hurt
A few weeks ago I was asked by the Cerebral Palsy Association to come and give a short talk about goal setting, specifically in how setting goals related to finding work. Initially I was taken aback; I’m good at many things but I’m hardly a poster child for finding a regular job. Still wanting to help, I agreed and started to put together an outline of what I was going
I have friends from all walks of life, if we were all the same life would get boring for me. I “Don’t judge people” “They are who They are” I think. There are different types of friendships. One set of friendships, are your lifelong friends from school. Like for 30 or 40 years or so. You don’t need a lot friends to begin with. Just a few close friends are
By Barb Goode Burnaby Neighbourhood house’s Seniors Ambassador program creates connection for isolated seniors. An Ambassador is a volunteer senior who lives in the Burnaby community and who is interested in supporting other seniors. Ambassadors are expected to first learn and then share information with seniors. I am one of the newest Seniors Ambassadors and am looking forward to helping and reaching out to other seniors in my community. Paired
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
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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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CANADA DAY SELF ADVOCACY EVENT EVERYONE WILL MEET AT THE MINISTRY PARKING LOT (ACROSS FROM EMO’S) AT 9:30 AM TO DECORATE THE FLOAT PLEASE WEAR YOUR SPECIAL OLYMPIC, OR A RED AND WHITE SHIRT ANNUAL BBQ TO FOLLOW 4:00 PM 81 JOHNSON WAY AT SHELLEY’S HOUSE PLEASE RSVP BY WEDNESDAY JUNE 29TH 250-837-2588 BURGERS AND DOG’S WILL BE SERVED (VEGETARIAN GOODIES TOO) PLEASE BRING A SIDE DISH CONFIRMED: ROB POTATO
WORKSHOP ON Come join the Williams Lake Self Advocates for a day of workshops that will build your confidence, learn about your rights and how to speak up for yourself so you can make positive changes in your life. The Morning we will have a workshop on your rights and speaking up. The afternoon we will look at how to make changes to your services and complaints to
Event Details Start: 15 June 2016 10:00 am End: 15 June 2016 4:00 pm Venue: Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship June 15, 2016 UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship – Vancouver & Kelowna 10:00 am – 4:00 pm With the BC Provincial Election one year away, we’d like to invite you to join us for an important beginning dialogue about increasing the participation of people with intellectual disabilities to:
Thursday, December 8, 2016 – 10:00am – 12:00pm Vancouver Hosted by: PLANDate: December 8th, 2016 10:00AM – 12:00PMLocation: 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 attorney Halldor Bjarnason & Ken Kramer explain how to arrange your
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (All day) – Friday, November 18, 2016 (All day) Vancouver 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) refers to individuals with Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum and related genetic syndromes such as Down and Fragile
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This was taken from cnw group news feed OTTAWA, June 22, 2016 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada is committed to eliminating systemic barriers and delivering equality of opportunity to all Canadians living with disabilities. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities announced the launch of a national consultation process to inform the development of planned legislation that will transform how the Government
The Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation is eliminating the $45 BC Bus Pass annual administration fee for people with the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation. The fee – normally charged when people on disability assistance applied for, or renewed, their bus pass – will be eliminated as part of the Sept. 1, 2016, disability assistance rate changes. Their bus passes will
June 15th, 2016 This year Community Living BC (CLBC) marked its 10th birthday with a special anniversary web site and a 10-year progress report to honour individuals and families. Their contributions continue to help CLBC work toward a new generation of possibilities. This year is also the final year of CLBC’s current strategic plan, and work has now begun to identify its direction for the next three years. “We are
Summary: In an incredible show of solidarity and commitment to addressing poverty for some of BC’s most vulnerable citizens, Inclusion BC, and a growing number of anti-poverty, human rights, faith groups, immigrant and refugee organizations and disability organizations have banded together Vancouver, BC (May 18, 2016) – In an incredible show of solidarity and commitment to addressing poverty for some of BC’s most vulnerable citizens, Inclusion BC, and a growing number
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.