2014 Archives

The 31st Annual Mission Candlelight Christmas Parade

The Candlelight parade began 41 years ago as a daytime parade, but 10 years later the organizers felt the parade looked much better at night. The floats were beautifully lit with Christmas lights so the organizers kept it as a night parade, even today, 31 years later. The parade attracts approximately 14,000 spectators annually, and contains around 70 floats that range from school marching bands to businesses and non-profit organizations.

Holiday Message from Selfadvocatenet.com

  On behalf of Everyone at Selfadvocatenet.com  Wish you all A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year This year has been exciting time for selfadvocatenet.com.  Our website has been evolving with upgrades and with our sponsors, Community Living BC and the Home Society. We would like to thank them for thier support and for giving our website the tools to enable Self Advocates to become better leaders and to have their  voices

Holiday Message from CLBC CEO Seonag Macrae and Self Advocate Advisor Jessica Humphrey

December 2014     On behalf of the board and staff at CLBC, we want to wish you a very happy and safe holiday season.  Thank you for all your contributions and hard work this year!  We are very grateful for our partnerships with the self advocacy community and look forward to working together in 2015. Here are a few updates: NEW STORIES ON BC SELF ADVOCATE NET CLBC continues

Special Olympics B.C. December 2014 Newsletter

Web Version  |  Update preferences  |  Unsubscribe Like Tweet Forward TABLE OF CONTENTS • December 2014 Newsletter • 2014 Bulletin available now • 2015 SOBC Winter Games two months away • Give the gift of sport this holiday season • Big year for BC Law Enforcement Torch Run • 2015 SOBC Healthy Athletes events kicking off at Provincial Games • SOBC volunteers honoured in their communities • Goldcorp Invitational tees off for

It’s just a different way of viewing the world

By: Tara Kimberley Torme On December 3rd we celebrated International Day for Person’s with a Disability. Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Right’s of Person’s with a Disability is about raising awareness and combatting stereotypes and prejudices about people with disabilities. It is important to me to bring as much awareness as possible to Asperger Syndrome, because too many people have views that we are more disabled than

Press Release: Ministry Failing Youth with Complex Needs

Summary: Inclusion BC responds to the latest report, Who Cares? B.C. Children with Complex Medical, Psychological and Developmental Needs and Their Families Deserve Better by the BC Representative for Children and Youth that looks at young people’s experiences in residential care. December 12, 2014; New Westminster, B.C. – Inclusion BC is disappointed by the findings of a recent report, Who Cares? B.C. Children with Complex Medical, Psychological and Developmental Needs and their

Community Update: Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation Makes Changes to Monthly Reporting

 Posted on December 12, 2014 by DABC   Dear Community Partner,     People receiving the Persons with Disabilities benefit (PWD) through direct deposit have until now received their cheque stubs or monthly reports in the mail. The cheque stub indicates the amount that PWD recipients are entitled to receive and provides a section that must be completed if the individual has income to report or if there is a

A Tribute to Jim Flaherty

By Krystian Shaw   My name is Krystian Shaw and I am a proud member of the BC Self Advocacy movement. This article is a tribute to the late Jim Flaherty. A man I believe changed the future of many people with disabilities in our country. Jim Flaherty was a federal minister of Finance. Among Jim Flaherty’s many successes, we can also say he was a poverty fighter. I believe

A challenge for B.C. businesses on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

By Seonag MacRae, Special to the Vancouver Sun December 2, 2014 3:45 PM   Community Living B.C. regards employers as agents of change to overcome barriers the prevent people with disabilities from fully participating in every aspect of community life. The United Nations voted in 1992 to proclaim Dec. 3 as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It’s a day we should all celebrate but I have a challenge for

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