The BC People First Society (BCPF) is a non-profit provincial organization that is part of a national movement.
We work to make sure that people with a developmental disability are respected and included in communities as full citizens.
We do this by supporting each other to speak up for ourselves and others.
Our vision is a diverse community where all people are: included and involved; honoured and respected; seen for their abilities, and supported to participate.
About BC People First • Key Areas of Focus • Board of Directors, Advisors
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Here is a collection of stories and events about BC People First by Self Advocate Net contributors.
ALL GENERAL MEETING AND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 13 Mar 2017 Call for nominations for the Board of Directors of BC People First! The Nominations are due April 23, 2017. Elections will be held at the AGM on Sunday April 30th, 2017. Visit our Events page for more details: click here. Dear Members of BC People First: The BC People First Society (BCPF) is a non-profit provincial organization that is
BC People First is celebrating Community Living month with 2 important presentations about the important work we do advocating for a diverse community where all people are: included and involved; honoured and respected; seen for their abilities, and supported to participate. Please join us on October 24th, in Coquitlam, 7-8:30pm for an Introduction to BC People First and Education on the the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.
Dear Amazing Person! Yes! You amazing person! You would make a great Advisor to the BC People first Board. An Advisor is a volunteer role with the BCPF Board that helps us with our work to have the self-advocate voice heard. You help us do our work, not do our work for us. What you will give: • Your gifts- what are you good at Numbers? Great, help our treasure.
By now you have probably heard of the changes the Senate made to the assisted-dying legislation – Bill C-14. The senate voted to remove the requirement that an adult’s natural death be ‘reasonably foreseeable.’ We believe that this will put at risk people with disabilities and chronic conditions who are not dying. We believe vulnerable people will use the system or be pressured to use the system, even though they
“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
Inside this Edition of BC People First Newsletter 2016 Winter Edition Report on Retreat 2015 by David Johnson Insurance is Important by Paul Girardi Welcome our New Provincial Coordinator EXCITING NEWS Notice of AGM Official statement on PWD changes to the Bus pass system CLICK HERE for their newsletter Also if want contact BC People First President of BC People First Jo-Anne Gauthier If you need to reach
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On May 31 BC People First had their 2015 Conference and AGM. We had some great presentations, here is a bit about them. My presentation was called Passion to Purpose. This was a presentation on my personal experience with getting and losing employment. I also spoke of how with a bit of support, everyone who wants employment with a diversablity should have an opportunity to get work and keep (and
Dear Honorable Jason Kenney, Re: Foreign Worker Program BC People First (an organization run by people labeled with a developmental disability for people labeled with a developmental disability) has been following the News on the issues with the Foreign Workers Program. We feel for the foreign workers that may be losing their jobs due to the suspension of the program with restaurant workers because so many people labeled with a
David Johnson is a self advocate who lives in Dawson Creek BC. David has been involved in the community living movement for many years and is currently President of BC People First – one of the province’s largest self advocate organizations. Recently David made a presentation to his local City Council on behalf of people with diverse abilities in his community. The result was front page news in the local