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Kids Brain Health Network wants input on what their research should focus on, and they want YOUR help!

  If you are a person affected by Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders (self advocate adult or teen, parent of a child with CP, FASD, ASD, elementary school teacher, high school teacher, Educational Assistant, Early Childhood Educator (pre-school), Family Physician, ER Physician, Psychiatrist, nurse, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, University based researcher, Social Worker, Frontline worker delivering interventions to children or youth with CP, ASD,

Freeing our People, Updates from the Long Road to deinstitutionalization

12 Jul 2017 Hi Everybody, We would like to share with you an article that was written by Kory Earle, President of People First of Canada, and Natalie Spagnuolo, a friend of People First of Canada. People First of Canada is the national voice for people who have been labeled with an intellectual disability. We have been fighting the institutionalization of people with intellectual disabilities since the movement began in Canada in

People First Call for Nominations and AGM Information

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

All About BC People First

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.

B.C. People First Looking for Advisor position

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.

People First of Canada on Assisted Dying Law

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

BC People First Conference We”re In This Together RECAP

“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

B.C People First Handbook

B.C People First Handbook how to start a chapter of B.C. People First download your copy BC People First Handbook

BC People First had their 2015 Conference and AGM Review

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

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