Julie works her way back to employment with Working Together

April 5, 2017 Taken from Neil Squire Society website Julie lives with Retinitis Pigmentosa (new window), meaning she experiences near complete blindness, but this doesn’t stop her from living life to the fullest and achieving her goals. You can find her walking her dog around town, surfing the internet, or volunteering with CNIB (new window). Julie is a good listener and a hard worker who loves helping people. However, she

Having My Own Business

Self-advocate, Lynn McGuire talks about her computer cleaning business. She shares why she likes having a business and how she gets her clients.   Lynn and Emilie are the Bright Bytes Computer Maids.    They will thoroughly clean your computer:   Keyboard Mouse Screen Desk under computer Top and side of tower when accessible Headset and other computer components on request   Lynn and Emilie only use VE Natural Cleaner ​when  cleaning

12 Days of Christmas with posAbilities Employment Service

This taken  from possibilities society website In celebration of the 12 days of Christmas, we are excited to announce this year’s Top 12 Inclusive Employers! We are so happy to see more businesses choosing to hire inclusively, and that we are able to witness the incredible growth and joy that develops from these relationships. In the spirit of the the holiday season, we’d like to recognize and congratulate the following businesses for their contributions

September Marks Disability Employment Month in British Columbia,

Selfadvocatenet.com is in support of  Disability Employment Month.  This page is the place get all what going on in B.C for the month of September. And material information  on employment   September marks Disability Employment Month in British Columbia, an opportunity to highlight people with disabilities in the workforce. It is also an opportunity to celebrate businesses that have opened their doors widely to create and foster inclusive workplaces. Their

My role as an Employment Trainer

My name is Sherwin Strong. I live in the Comox Valley as a Self Advocate Liaison and Employment Trainer. My role is to promote inclusive employment for people with diverse abilities. I have created a presentation with information, steps and personal stories, including my transition from high school to employment. I also bring an Aboriginal perspective to my presentation. Inclusive employment means that employers understand what those with diverse abilities

How I feel about Job Coaches

I’ve had job coaches in my life for 6 years.   Some are good and some need more training. When you’re ready to get a job you hope for someone to help you find your dream job or at least come close. For me I had to get a job when my husband became employed and made too much money for us to keep getting PWD.  I had no idea what

My job as an Employment Trainer

Hi, my name is Shelley De Coste and I live in Kelowna, BC.  I’m a Self Advocate Liaison for Pathways Association.  Self Advocacy is about speaking up for yourself and being more involved in daily decision making.  I run Self Advocacy meetings where we talk about rights and responsibilities.  I teach people with diverse abilities to take charge of their life and their supports. Support staff are there to help

Kamloops store wins WOW Award

March 19th, 2015 Kamloops MLA Terry Lake and employee Julie Alexander today presented Al Avila, Manager of Shoppers Drug Mart at the North Hills Shopping Centre, with a Community Living BC (CLBC) WOW!clbc Award for embracing inclusive employment.   Each year CLBC’s WOW Award recognizes the contributions and innovations of people who are working to build communities that are accepting of all abilities.   This year’s awards theme focused on inclusive employment. As

Burger 55 recognized with Inclusive Employer Award

February 12th, 2015 This Year CLBC Wow Award recipient 2015 Chris Boehm, owner of Burger 55 Restaurant, is being acknowledged and celebrated by CLBC for embracing workplace inclusion with a WOW Award. Each year CLBC’s Widening Our World (WOW) Award recognizes the contributions and innovations of people who are working to build communities that are accepting of all abilities. This year’s theme for the WOW Awards is employment. As part

Amy’s Employment Success Story: Child Development Association

Amy Baudais, a Courtenay self advocate, has worked at the Child Development Association for three years, playing an important role in supporting the Association’s many programs, waiting rooms and play groups that have toys that children play with.   Amy’s job is to clean the toys children play with when they visit or attend the Association’s programs. The toys need to be cleaned continually so germs are not spread among

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